The Residency at the Crossroads program's focus is to bring artists back to Times Square at the earliest point in creating new work for urban centers and use this iconic place as a laboratory for uncovering how users of public places behave and identify with an area. The artists' subsequent discoveries, in turn, provide the Alliance with qualitative research to use in developing future programming for Times Square, New York's town square.
During the During the Fall of 2015, Okwui Okpokwasili will work with Peter Born to engage with visitors in Times Square, capture their voices and create a song at the Crossroads of the World, questioning whether the neighborhood can serve as a global commons for creative dialogue and exchange. By asking people to tell her what they're always wanted to share with the world, Okpokwasili will explore whether a common cry, idea or desire emerges from their comments. Her residency will run from mid-September 2015 to January 2016.
In partnership with New York Foundation for the Arts