Who: R. Luke DuBois and Okwui Okpokwasili
What: Artists at the Crossroads
Where: TheStage at the TimesCenter, 242 West 41st St. between Seventh & Eighth Aves.
When: Tuesday, February 1, free, 6:00
Why: New York City–based composer and interactive performance and installation artist R. Luke DuBois and Brooklyn-based writer, dancer, and Bessie-winning choreographer Okwui Okpokwasili will team up for the inaugural Residency Artist Talk, “Artists at the Crossroads,” being held February 1 at 6:00 at the TimesCenter. DuBois and Okpokwasili will discuss their three-month residencies, with a focus on creating public art for Times Square Arts, part of the Times Square Alliance. The free event will be moderated by Deep Lab member Kate Crawford; the next two residents, Brooklyn-based media artist and designer Joshue Ott and New Jersey–born composer Kenneth Kirschner, will be introduced at the end of the talk. The Residency at the Crossroads program “invites artists to experiment and engage with Times Square’s unique urban identity, history, and users. . . . They will be encouraged to invite multidisciplinary collaborators of their choice to create interventions, convenings, and experiments in Times Square’s public spaces, in open studios, and online.”