Written by Michael Goldstein for THE ARTISTS FORUM MAGAZINE
Edited by Amos White V for THE ARTISTS FORUM, INC
Photo: Michael Goldstein
3.5 out of 5 stars
MIDNIGHT MOMENT: ERIC DRYER’S COPENHAGEN CYCLES JOURNEY
NEW YORK, NY (July 25, 2015) Walking through Times Square last night at the stroke of midnight is a fine method to catch a glimpse of the fabulous spectrum of New York lights, something Eric Dryer seems to have underestimated, though it would be a fair assessment to call it a pop-up book transitioning through hyperspace.
On its own, Dryer’s short (emphasis on the “short” aspect of it all) Copenhagen Cycles Journey can easily capture bystanders with a fast-paced swirl of colors and disjointed moving pictures out of Denmark’s capital, much like animation viewed through an ancient zoetrope. Clocking in at around three minutes, it shows what it wants at the horrifyingly dizzying pace and disappears as fast as it arrived.
The problem, however, is that it blends in perfectly with the rest of the Square’s flashing rainbow of displays – the likes of Disney, and Broadway, fashion lines luring you in like hungry anglerfish. Dryer’s set blended in so well with the rest of Times Square, that if you weren’t paying attention, or specifically looking for it, you just might miss it. It was like trying to identify a tree bark-colored chameleon blending against the bark of a tree.
At the end of the day (literally) as it was displayed at 11:57 PM, Copenhagen Cycles Journey comes and goes without much to flash at the audience. Though, if you’re in Times Square for the evening, keep a sharp eye out for a dazzling three minutes of Denmark rainbows.
For more information about Midnight Moment, visit: timessquarenyc.org/times-square-arts/projects/midnight-moment/index.aspx