6. The Sound of Ikebana is the Midnight Moment for April

Sound of Ikebana, Naoko Tosa Untapped Cities Times Square Arts AFineLyneOne of the many images from “Sound of Ikebana” by artist Naoko Tosa, Midnight Moment at Times Square Arts

In partnership with the Japan Society Gallery, Times Square Arts presents Sound of Ikebana on the Times Square electronic billboards from 11:57 pm to midnight, every night in April. The installation is designed to express Japan’s four seasons, with splashes of color moving across huge screens in slow motion, along with sound vibrations.

The combination of sound and color evoke the art of Ikebana, or a Japanese flower arrangement, with the colors inspired by Spring images like apricot flowers and cherry blossoms – with a touch of white and gold, representing the Japanese New Year. The slow-motion footage is filmed at 2,000 frames per second and combines cutting-edge technology with traditional Japanese culture and history. Sound of Ikebana (Spring), a digital art exhibition, will be on view from April 1 to April 30, 2017.