New York Minute
New York Minute
"New York Minute" by Gabriel Barcia-Colombo
About the project
Commissioned by MTA Arts & Design, "New York Minute" is a large-scale 52-channel video installation by video artist Gabe Barcia-Colombo which debuted at the newly opened Fulton Center in November 2014, marking the inauguration of Arts & Design’s new Digital Arts Program.
The term "New York Minute" first originated in Texas around 1967. It is a reference to the frenzied and hectic pace of New Yorkers' lives. The saying goes: "A New Yorker does in an instant what a Texan would take a minute to do."
The installation featured portraits of everyday New Yorkers doing everyday things in super-slow motion. The installation sought to point out the things we miss when we rush around the city in a frantic pace, altering our tempo and timing. In this work, Gabriel Barcia-Colombo highlighted the comical and sometimes poignant street interactions that help make New York the unique city it is.
Presented by MTA Arts & Design with technical support from Westfield and ANC Sports.
About the artist
Gabriel Barcia-Colombo is a mixed-media artist whose work focuses on collections, memorialization, and the act of leaving one's digital imprint for the next generation. His work takes the form of video sculptures, immersive performances, large scale projections, and vending machines that sell human DNA. Barcia-Colombo's work has been featured in the Volta, Scope, and Art Mrkt art fairs, as well as the Victoria & Albert Museum, Grand Central Terminal, and the New York Public Library.
Special thanks to the following people who participated in the making of "New York Minute"
Peter L. Amato
Chinazo Rena Anakwe
Preston Phillip Ferraino
Chris J. Giarmo
Michael J. Oakley
Stephen Antonio Ortiz
Bishlex Man Pradhan
M. Sother Teague