Bright Canyon premiered in New York City's Times Square as part of the Midnight Moment Series on 15 screens in July, 2014, re-imagining the city space as a wild life gorge. Referencing the history of Times Square as the confluence of streams, its walls and screens are transformed into a canyon landscape, populated by a series of exuberant local animals. The cliffs are based on photos, drawings and videos taken in the Palisades along the Hudson River. The animated creatures are based on animals observed in Central Park. By starting in the sky, descending the cliff and finally plunging into the river, the motion of the animation unifies a wide variety of screens into a single, immersive environment.
Created with combined old world and 21st century tech tools, over ten thousand images were drawn by hand before digital rendering by the artist. Sound by Joe Arcidiacono. Animation Assistance by Penn Eastburn.
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