New York Minute is a 60 channel video installation by Gabriel Barcia-Colombo commissioned by the MTA Arts & Design 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. A New Yorker does in an instant what a Texan would take a minute to do.
The installation will feature 60 extremely slow motion portraits of everyday New Yorkers doing everyday things. The installation seeks to point out the things we miss when we rush around the city in a frantic pace. The comical street interactions that help make New York such a unique city.