Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art Premieres Newly Commissioned Film


NEW YORK, NY.- Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces the premiere of City of Nature, a new film by artist Kota Ezawa to be on view in Madison Square Park March 31 – May 15, 2011. Knitting together fleeting, split-second excerpts of popular films in which flora and fauna are the featured characters, the artist’s new animated video offers a six-minute cinematic comment on the juxtapositions between nature and culture in narrative mass media. Incorporating re-interpreted scenes from renowned films including Ang Lee’s iconic Brokeback Mountain to the Guy Ritchie directed, Madonna starring, Swept Away, the new Mad. Sq. Art commission will be screened continuously daily from 11am to 9pm. The artist, Kota Ezawa, comments, “City of Nature is an alternative to the mainstream nature film in that it weaves together 70 nature scenes from 20 different pop culture films through animation. T