Yoko Ono: Making A Statement In Times Square
If you happen to be in the Times Square section of New York between now and December 30th, look up at 11:57 p.m. That's when a synchronized message will be flashed on more than 15 of the giant digital screens for three minutes. It will be Yoko Ono's video billboard film, Imagine Peace.
The film, her worldwide initiative of anti-violence, is written in 24 languages set over the tranquil imagery of a blue-sky background. The piece has now been transformed into a multi-channel work specifically for the Times Square Moment, and spreads the message of peace across Times Square’s monumental screens simultaneously, filling the Crossroads of the World with 24 languages of the world. John Lennon and Yoko first unveiled their War Is Over billboards in Times Square and around the world in 1969.