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 2003, The 59th Minute presented Jeremy Blake’s triptych of one-minute videos titled Cowboy Waltz, as well as a selection of Thomas Struth’s Video Portraits, which were presented in conjunction with his mid-career retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Additional screenings featured PDPal (a.k.a Personal Digital Pal), conceived and created by artist Marina Zurkow, architect Scott Paterson, and technologist Julian Bleecker.
Photograph by Charlie Samuels