Remember you cannot look at the sun or death for very long, by David Hockney, on the screens of Times Square

 A new digital artwork by David Hockney, one of the world’s most celebrated living artists, will be unveiled across a network of the world’s most iconic outdoor video screens, uniting Times Square, London, Tokyo, and Seoul this May.

Hockney’s Remember you cannot look at the sun or death for very long brings a digital sunrise to these worldwide locations, offering a powerful symbol of hope and collaboration. As it reaches the screens of Times Square at three minutes to midnight, it transforms: the sun slowly crests a dark horizon, bringing color to the sky and landscape even as it sends shadows across the ground, and then turning brighter and brighter as the sun’s rays spread dramatically across the screen. Created during quarantine on the artist’s iPad in Normandy, France, Remember you cannot look at the sun or death for very long offers the opportunity for a spontaneous encounter with Hockney’s meditation on the arrival of spring.

Remember you cannot look at the sun or death for very long will be shown for three minutes every evening throughout the month of May at the following times and locations:

  • New York: Times Square across 70+ electronic billboards, at 11:57pm EST
  • London: Piccadilly Lights, Europe’s largest screen at 8:21pm (20:21) BST
  • Seoul: Coex K-POP Square LED screen at 8:21pm (20:21) KST
  • Japan: Yunika Vision, Shinjuku at 09:00am JST
  • Online via the CIRCA.ART website every evening at 8:21pm (20:21) BST

Midnight Moment is the world’s largest, longest-running digital art exhibition, synchronized on electronic billboards throughout Times Square nightly from 11:57pm to midnight.

May 01, 2021 - May 31, 2021
11:57 PM - 12:00 AM
Times Square Digital Billboards
Times Square Arts, CIRCA
Save to Calendar 2021-05-01 23:57:00 2021-05-31 23:59:59 America/New_York Midnight Moment: Remember you cannot look at the sun or death for very long  A new digital artwork by David Hockney, one of the world’s most celebrated living artists, will be unveiled across a network of the world’s most iconic outdoor video screens, uniting Times Square, London, Tokyo, and Seoul this May. Hockney’s /Remember you cannot look at the sun or death for very long/ brings a digital sunrise to these worldwide locations, offering a powerful symbol of hope and collaboration. As it reaches the screens of Times Square at three minutes to midnight, it transforms: the sun slowly crests a dark horizon, bringing color to the sky and landscape even as it sends shadows across the ground, and then turning brighter and brighter as the sun’s rays spread dramatically across the screen. Created during quarantine on the artist’s iPad in Normandy, France, /Remember you cannot look at the sun or death for very long/ offers the opportunity for a spontaneous encounter with Hockney’s meditation on the arrival of spring. /Remember you cannot look at the sun or death for very long/ will be shown for three minutes every evening throughout the month of May at the following times and locations: * New York: Times Square across 70+ electronic billboards, at 11:57pm EST * London: Piccadilly Lights, Europe’s largest screen at 8:21pm (20:21) BST * Seoul: Coex K-POP Square LED screen at 8:21pm (20:21) KST * Japan: Yunika Vision, Shinjuku at 09:00am JST * Online via the CIRCA.ART website every evening at 8:21pm (20:21) BST Midnight Moment is the world’s largest, longest-running digital art exhibition, synchronized on electronic billboards throughout Times Square nightly from 11:57pm to midnight. Times Square Digital Billboards Times Square Arts, CIRCA
Type
On The Plazas
Alliance Event
Public Art
Free