2. Projections onto Rockefeller Center
Projection at Rockefeller Center. For The City © 2005 Jenny Holzer, courtesy of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, presented by Creative Time. Text: “Necessary and Impossible” from MIDDLE EARTH by Henri Cole. Copyright ©2003 by Henri Cole. Used by/reprinted with the permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Photo: Charliesamuels.com
Artist Jenny Holzer, a long-time partner of Creative Time, will project texts highlighting gun violence and gun safety onto 30 Rock at Rockefeller Center starting at sundown October 10 to 12. This new work, VIGIL, will feature texts come from Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence, stories from Moments that Survive collected by Everytown for Gun Safety, and poems by teens who have grown up in the shadow of mass shootings.
These texts come from first-person testimonies and responses to shootings. As Creative Time writes, “These hauntingly sober first-person accounts serve both as an acknowledgement of communities impacted by gun violence.” The images above are from her 2003 and 2005 projections onto Rockefeller Center.