About the Project
From 2000 to 2006, Creative Time and Panasonic provided artists the opportunity to showcase their video art in the media mecca of the world–Times Square. Airing on the last minute of virtually every hour on the Astrovision screen at 1 Times Square, artworks by established and emerging artists offered a minute of escape, intellectual reflection, humor, poetry, beauty, and zen-like contemplation.
In 2004, The 59th Minute presented Carlos Amorales’s The Forest, which transformed folkloric and popular Mexican iconography into a frenetic and striking animation, as well as Günther Selichar’s Who’s Afraid of Blue, Red and Green, for which he invited internet users to create digital animations using the three colors upon which modern video, computer and television screens are based. Additionally, work by emerging artists Hiraki Sawa, Janaina Tschape, and The Neistat Brothers explored themes of dreams and fictions.
Image by Hiraki Sawa