IMG_3162

Richard Garet: In The Midnight Hour

By Yehudit Mam, June 10, 2015

Through the month of June, run, don’t walk, to Times Square, where every night, at precisely 11:57 p.m., art invades the square’s electric billboards for a necessary reminder that not everything in life is shopping, courtesy of artist Richard Garet.

IMG_3164 (1)

Garet calls this installation Perceptual: Sonic Landscape / Midnight Blink. It is an abstract visualization of sounds captured in Times Square across a multi-day period. He “transposes the neighborhood’s aural life into chromatic, visual landscapes. Removing all audio, Garet will then leave behind the moving image signal to create an experience of sound through vision that changes and pulsates according to the properties of the sonic composite”.

In short, he turns sounds into images so you can see how the sounds of Times Square look. Here’s video:

IMG_3162

IMG_3163 (1)And more video:

Awesome art. This is one of the many reasons why we love New York.

What do you think?

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Show Buttons
Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Google Plus
Share On Linkedin
Share On Pinterest
Hide Buttons