7. Open My Glade (Pipilotti Rist) is January’s Midnight Moment
Ringing in the New Year, Times Square Arts, Midnight Moment, was created by the Swiss artist, Pipilotti Rist, well-known for her single channel videos. This video installation entitled “Open My Glade (Flatten)” was originally commissioned by The Public Art Fund in 2000, when it was seen on a single screen in Times Square. The new, multichannel edition of the video surrounds the plazas on multiple screens, in vivid color, with Pipilotti’s face flattened against the glass, as if about to break through the screens into Times Square. The image brings ever closer to the viewer her message of transgressing expectations for women in media, and the invisible boundaries placed on women. “Open My Glade (Flatten)” will be on view from 11:57 pm to midnight, every night in January, 2017. Be sure to also check out Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest at The New Museum through January 15, 2017.