A Pause in the City that Never Sleeps by Sebastian Errazuriz
Co-presented with Times Square Arts and the Times Square Advertising Coalition
Times Square, Manhattan
January 1–31, daily from 11:57pm-midnight
A continuous yawn is projected repeatedly in Time Square. The bored character appears on a screen as an omnipresent head looking down from the skies, yawning amongst the commercial vibrancy. As yawns are proven to be contagious, a contagious mass of yawning people looking at the video suddenly appear bored, tired or bemused in the center of the city doesn't sleep. After some time the yawning masses leave Time Square, unconsciously continuing to carry with them their contagious message - spreading an epidemic of yawns throughout the city.
Join us on the last night of COIL 2015 on Saturday January 17 th at 11:45pm for a Gathering with the artist. Meet us at Duffy Square, at Broadway and 46th Street. Stay Awake.
A Pause in the City that Never Sleeps is the January Midnight Moment , which is presented by Times Square Advertising Coalition and curated by Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance.