1 October 2019 – 31 October 2019
Times Square, New York
Christian Marclay’s silent video Chewing Gum is presented every night on Times Square billboards in New York , throughout October. The artist has assembled and edited thousands of photographs of chewing gum, taken during his daily walks through London. These static images are then edited into sequences which, played back in rapid succession, give the illusion of motion: bits of chewing gum divide and multiply like cells. Projected at large scale and returned to the environment in which they were originally encountered, mundane details are enlarged to architectural proportions, drawing the eye into a world of magnified, overlooked detail.
‘Midnight Moment’ is the world’s largest, longest-running digital art exhibition, synchronized throughout Times Square nightly from 11:57pm to midnight.