This May, outdoor screens around the world unite to present a new video work by David Hockney.
A new video work will be unveiled across a network of the world’s most iconic outdoor video screens: over 70 billboards in New York’s Times Square, the largest LED screen in Seoul, the Yunika Vision in Japan, and the home of CIRCA — the Piccadilly Lights screen in London.
Entitled “Remember you cannot look at the sun or death for very long”, this new two and a half minute video will be shown every evening throughout the month of May at the following times and locations:
London’s Piccadilly Lights at 20:21 BST
New York’s Times Square at 23:57 EST
Seoul’s Coex K-POP Square LED screen at 20:21KST
Tokyo’s Yunika Vision at 21:00 JST
Los Angeles: Pendry West Hollywood, the largest digital media display on the Sunset Strip at 20:21PST
Online via the CIRCA.ART website at 20:21 BST
In this worldwide display of unity, Hockney’s animated sunrise seeks to offer a symbol of hope and collaboration as the world awakens from its lockdowns. Members of the public across these four cities will be able to see the commonplace advertisements paused and replaced for a spontaneous encounter with Hockney’s meditation on the arrival of spring.
Created on the artist’s iPad in Normandy, France, this global happening coincides with the release of Hockney’s new book Spring Cannot Be Cancelled and his Royal Academy exhibition The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020 opening 15 May, 2021.