3. Heart Squared in Times Square
Heart Squared, 2020 Valentines Day Heart installation
On January 30th, the 12th annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition work will be unveiled in Times Square at Father Duffy Square. The 2020 work is by MODU and Eric Forman Studio’s Heart Squared featuring 125 mirrors arranged in the shape of an anatomic heart and tilted in various directions inside a steel frame.
According to the Times Square Alliance, Heart Squared transforms “the spectacle of Times Square into kaleidoscopic images of people, buildings, and brightly-lit billboards. While the position of each mirror seems random, the designers developed a specialized technique to calculate the specific angles in order to hide a playful surprise. As viewers move around the structure towards a special marked location, those hundreds of reflections suddenly coalesce, revealing a pixel heart of urban life surrounded by a field of mirrored sky.”