Saya Woolfalk’s “ChimaCloud” at Times Square

Times Square Arts brings Saya Woolfalk’s brief film ChimaCloud to Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in June. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts.


Saya Woolfalk’s ChimaCloud transforms our metro hub and big screens into an imaginary transport hub to a utopian society where inhabitants adopt new behaviors, psychologies and physiologies. Combining animation and live action, ChimaCloud is a series of short digital videos collected from Woolfalk’s ongoing multimedia project ChimaTEK. In the multi-year projects No Place, The Empathics and ChimaTEK, Woolfalk has created the kaleidoscopic world of the Empathics, a fictional race of women who are able to alter their genetic make-up and fuse with plants. With each body of work, Woolfalk continues to build the narrative of these women’s lives, questioning the utopian possibilities of cultural hybridity.


This month, Woolfalk’s works will also inhabit two other parts of the city. ChimaCloud: Control Center will be shown on digital screens and through a virtual sculpture and live performance in Fulton Center as part of LMCC’s River To River Festival, while the Brooklyn Museum will display one of her works as part of their exhibtion Disguise: Masks and Global African Art. These threeChimaTEK interventions offer New Yorkers and visitors an opportunity to travel between worlds as well as across the rivers, bridges and subway lines of New York City.

Start Date

June 1, 2016

End Date

June 30, 2016


11:57 PM - 12:00 AM


Times Square Arts, 1560 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

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