5. FAILE Contemplates Spirituality and Desire in Times Square

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The duo Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, also known as FAILE introduced the installation “Wishing On You” to Times Square. Located on the Broadway Plaza between 42nd and 43rd Street, the Asian prayer wheel has been designed to be a kaleidoscopic history of Times Square. With this installation, they are inviting the audience to actually spin (although it is heavy) the wheel, and contemplate the images which explore our patterns of consumption, myth-making and desire. Viewers are asked to think about spirituality and desire in the context of affluent global cities.

You can also catch FAILE at the Brooklyn Museum, which partnered on this Times Square installation, with the exhibit FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds through October 4th.