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Times Square’s First Artists in Residence Discuss Making Art at the Crossroads of the World

Join Times Square Arts on February 1 at 6pm for “Artists at the Crossroads,” a presentation and conversation between the first two Times Square Arts’ Residency At The Crossroads artists.

Join Times Square Arts on February 1 at 6pm for “Artists at the Crossroads,” a presentation and conversation between the first two Times Square Arts’ Residency At The Crossroads artists.

Kate Crawford, professor, author, and founding member of Deep Lab, will serve as the moderator with R. Luke DuBois and Okwui Okpokwasili as they discuss their own residencies in 2015. From their vastly different practices, each will explore how the unique, iconic environment and culturally diverse audience intersects with the business improvement district infrastructure to support their work in Times Square, which is frequented by 215,000 to 420,000 people daily.

For his residency, DuBois created a video portrait of Times Square from the existing matrix of webcams in the district, and compressed 90 days’ worth of accelerated activity into video art. For more about his residency, click here.

Okwui Okpokwasili worked with Peter Born to engage with visitors in Times Square, capturing their voices to create a song based on the idea that the Crossroads of the World can serve as a global commons, not only as a transactional hub for capital, but also a stage and a shared public space that is an open resource for creative dialogue. For more about her residency, click here.

At the event, Times Square Arts will also introduce the Winter 2016 resident artists, Joshue Ott and Kenneth Kirschner.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

“Artists at the Crossroads” takes place February 1 at 6:00pm at The TimesCenter (The Stage), 242 West 41st Street, NY, NY 10036.