The Odyssey: Artist Antony Nagelmann on his Midnight Moment in Times Square

Times Square's Midnight Moment is an art initiative by Times Square Arts in which all of the billboards in Times Square synchronize to show an audio/visual art piece at exactly 11:57pm everyday for 3 minutes.

This month, the featured Midnight Moment is The Odyssey by local photographer and video artist Antony Nagelmann.

"The Odyssey" depicts a personal journey taken by the artist across the Atlantic Ocean on the 1929 wooden sailboat The Blue Peter in the winter of 2013-2014. The film explores the meaning of the journey versus the goal through footage gathered by Nagelmann during his 39 days at sea. The Odyssey is divided into three channels to represent separate perspectives throughout the voyage – the preconceived fear and excitement, objective reality, and personal reality of the venture. Viewed simultaneously along with a fourth, immersive audio component, these channels allow the fullness of the transformative journey at sea to wash over viewers in Times Square.

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