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February 2016 Midnight Moment: “Busi (Kitty)” by Peter Fischli and David Weiss. Video Times Square NYC

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Times Square Electronic Billboards. February 1, 2016 – February 29, 2016


As part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, Peter Fischli and David Weiss will rescreen their famous video, Büsi (Kitty) (2001), in which a cat languidly laps milk, coolly observing us from above on Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 pm to midnight from February 1-29. This month’s project is in conjunction with the retrospective Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better, on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from February 5-April 27.

Büsi is a brief video by Peter Fischli and David Weiss, originally commissioned in 2001 by Creative Time as part of The 59th Minute project on the NBC Astrovision screen in Times Square. Fifteen years later, this cat again observes the bustle of all that surrounds it with cool detachment, lounging in the heart of our metropolis. The film is a short excerpt from Fischli and Weiss’ 96-hour video installation Untitled (Venice Work) (1995)….


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Matel unveils rebooted Thingmaker as 3D printer

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3D printing was still decades away when Mattel debuted ThingMaker in the 1960s. As a primitive “at-home maker device,” it let kids produce bug-like Creepy Crawlers, mini-dragons, flowers and other small toys by pouring liquid plastic onto special molds, which were then heated up and cooled.

Now Mattel is about to resurrect ThingMaker as a $299.99, family-friendly 21st Century 3D printer. Mattel made the announcement in advance of the Toy Fair trade show kicking off here this weekend.

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