8. Building Things at Midnight Moment in Times Square
In January, Times Square Arts will present Building Things by artist duo Wood & Harrison, consisting of British artists John Wood and Paul Harrison. The tragi-comic film will be part of the Times Square Arts Midnight Moment series, airing across 80 electronic billboards throughout Times Square from 11:57 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. every day.
Building Things features a series of vignettes that follow the descent of a camera down the side of a fictitious office building, offering glimpses into room after room where various scenes unfold. Ranging from the mundane to the absurd, each floor represents a typical office space, with the actions of every worker becoming increasingly non-administrative as the film progresses. Co-presented with the Cristin Tierney Gallery, Building Things pokes fun at the conventions of the office space and the routines of the workday, a particularly poignant topic as workers begin returning to their offices after months away.