8. I Live Here, A Midnight Moment in Times Square
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This month, Times Square Arts, Midnight Moments is building on events and activities surrounding activist Jane Jacobs with the new installation I Live Here, an animation by artist Joshua Frankel from the Jane Jacobs/Robert Moses opera “A Marvelous Order.” In partnership with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Municipal Art Society of New York, I Live Here brings the battle between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses to visual life in animation, with a collage of photographs and film footage of Moses’ proposed Lower Manhattan Expressway, and abstract urban theories involved in the conflict. The video takes viewers on a visual tour of buildings that would have been demolished near the proposed Lower Manhattan Expressway, examining preservation, progress, and human conflict.
An excerpt of A Marvelous Order will be performed at Fulton Center on June 15, 17 and 18 as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River to River Festival. I Live Here is also part of NYCxDesign 2017. It will be on view on the big screen in Times Square from May 1 through May 31, 11:57pm to Midnight, each night.