ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS & CHARLES ATLAS' TURNING DOCUMENTARY AND CONCERT
OUT ON CD+DVD THIS WEEK ON SECRETLY CANADIAN
ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS & CHARLES ATLAS' "YOU ARE MY SISTER" TO BE FEATURED NIGHTLY
THROUGHOUT DECEMBER IN TIMES SQUARE'S MIDNIGHT MOMENT SERIES
TURNING is a concert film documentary captured during the critically acclaimed tour of Europe by Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas during the fall of 2006. It explores the heart and experience of that series of performances. Through its synthesis of Antony's songs and Atlas' unfurling video portraiture of the 13 women who performed on stage, TURNING is an intimate and cinematic journey exploring themes of identity, transcendence, and the revelation of a revolutionary feminine essence.
TURNING saw its theatrical release from fall 2011-summer 2012, premiering at festivals throughout the world. This week marks the co-release of the deluxe edition of TURNING via Secretly Canadian in North America and Rough Trade in the UK/Europe. It includes a DVD of the documentary and CD of the complete audio recording of the TURNING concert, live at The Barbican in London in November 2006.
To celebrate the release of the TURNING documentary and concert on DVD+CD, during the month of December, Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas' "You Are My Sister" will be featured each night at 11:57pm as part of the Midnight Moment program, a massive digital art gallery on the electronic billboards of Times Square presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition and curated by Times Square Arts. The film will count down the final three minutes of each day leading up to New Year's Eve, reminding us that we are all connected as we reflect on the year past and look forward to the year to come.
Additionally, as previously announced, a special screening of TURNING will take place on November 21st at 7pm at Charles Atlas' Luhring Augustine gallery in Brooklyn. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1oCPA8P.
"Twilight" clip from TURNING - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL_oZFJBNgE
TURNING trailer - http://youtu.be/2QpJpKzugAk
Antony and the Johnsons' "Daylight And The Sun (Live)" - http://bit.ly/ZlnDH8
via SC Distribution / Rough Trade Records - http://smarturl.it/turning
via iTunes - http://smarturl.it/turning_itunes
via Amazon - http://smarturl.it/turning_amazon
via Indie stores - http://smarturl.it/turning_indies
Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night. The program premiered in May 2012 and is organized and supported by the Times Square Advertising Coalition in partnership with Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, with additional partners of participating sign holders and artists.
Each night, Times Square becomes a digital art gallery through dazzling visuals on select billboards and newsstands. Every show begins at 11:57 p.m. with a "countdown" that signals the start of the three minute nightly presentation. Past artists featured in the program include Ryoji Ikeda, Daniel Canogar, Alfredo Jaar; Isaac Julien; Robert Wilson; Tracey Emin; Seoungho Cho; Vicki DaSilva, Surabhi Saraf, and Elly Cho; Erika Janunger; Takeshi Murata; Bel Borba with Burt Sun and André Costantini; Zach Nader; Brian Gonzalez (aka Taxiplasm); Björk; JR; Ryan McGinley; Jack Goldstein; Nature Theater of Oklahoma; Ezra Wube; Laleh Khorramian; Brian Dailey; Leslie Thornton; and Yoko Ono. For more information on past projects, please visit TimesSquareNYC.org/MidnightMoment.
Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) is a trade association comprised of major advertisers, retailers, real estate firms, media companies and other businesses involved in the outdoor sign industry in Times Square, along with organizations representing Broadway and the community. Members of TSAC include: ABC Regional Sports & Entertainment Sales, Clear Channel Spectacolor, Daktronics, D3 LED, Digital Domination, Hines Management, Jamestown One Times Square, Lamar Advertising Company, Landmark Sign & Electric, Metro Media Technologies, Newmark Knight Frank, North Shore Neon, P.R.omotion!, Sherwood Outdoor, SL Green, Times Square Alliance, The WOW Factor and Thomson Reuters. www.timessquareadcoalition.org. Follow TSAC on twitter at @TSACNYC.
Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, collaborates with contemporary artists and cultural institutions to experiment and engage with one of the world's most iconic urban places. Through the Square's electronic billboards, public plazas, vacant areas and popular venues, and the Alliance's own online landscape, Times Square Arts invites leading contemporary creators to help the public see Times Square in new ways. Times Square has always been a place of risk, innovation and creativity, and the Arts Program ensures these qualities remain central to the district's unique identity. Generous support of Times Square Arts is provided by ArtPlace America and ArtWorks. Visit TimesSquareNYC.org/Arts for more information. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @TSqArts.