Monday, January 29, 2007

Arts: Sleepwalkers at MoMA

By Linh Tran

Doug Atkins: Sleepwalkers is running at the MoMA, or rather, outside of the MoMa. It is a public art installation consisting of eight large-scale moving images projected on the exterior of the building on West 53rd Street.

It depicts the nighttime journey of five characters that represent city dwellers – a bicycle messenger (played by Ryan Donowho), a postal worker (played by Chan Marshall), an electrician (played by Sue Jorge), a businessman (played by Donald Sutherland), and an office worker (played by Tilda Swinton).

Doug Atkins, an American born artist, created the exhibit. The MoMA and Creative Time, a New York based public art organization, are presenting the exhibit. It runs from January 16th through February 12th, from 5pm to 10pm. It is viewable from various points in the museum and in the Abby Alrdrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. The Sculpture Garden is free during the run of the exhibit.

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