11. Times Square Midnight Moment

Sondra Perry's Flesh WallSondra Perry’s Flesh Wall, courtesy Times Square Arts

Every month a new video installation takes over the screens of Times Square at midnight for Midnight Moment, the world’s longest running digital art exhibition. This month from 11:57 PM to midnight, the screens will be taken over by artist Sondra Perry, in a work entitled Flesh Wall. It’s an “animation of a super-modulated, highly processed image of the artist’s skin — so magnified that it takes on a nearly unrecognizable form.” Says Perry, “the flesh loses all kind of realistic render, but you gain some kind of understanding of what creature-ness is or what identity means outside the label of human.”

According to Times Square Arts, Perry “uses video, performance, and digital manipulations to explore notions of identity, representation, and Blackness, both from an intimately personal perspective and a historical lens.” Flesh Wall expands this work to “monumental proportions across the billboards of Times Square.”