3. Times Square Midnight Moment
Photograph Courtesy of Ka-man Tse
Every night from 11:57pm until midnight a digital art exhibition takes over the giant electronic billboards in Times Square. Started in 2012, Midnight Moment has become the world’s largest and longest-running digital art exhibition with an estimated annual viewership of 2.5 million people. Each month, the work of a different artist is featured and for February, that artist is Virginia Lee Montgomery. In the final minutes of every night this month visitors to Times Square will see Montgomery’s 2018 film Honeymoon. The film is a single take scene of honey slowly dripping over an illuminated model of the moon as it is held in hand against a black background. Montgomery said that she “wanted to create a sculptural film that felt material, soothing, and real” and to juxtapose the fast pace of Times Square with something slow and peaceful.