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Ensemble for Mixed Use, 2012, Photography by Gabor Podor

JD Walsh Brooklyn, USA

Ensemble for Mixed Use 2012
Video and Sound Installation

96 - 80 King Street East

[ selected photographs ]  [ video ]

In Ensemble for Mixed Use, musical instruments and tools take on new forms and functions. A cymbal becomes a canvas for a painting, while a cluster of percussive triangles becomes a scrolling pattern that produces textured clouds of sound. A turntable plays images, and the surface of a speaker becomes a site for visual improvisation.

Entering a long outdoor corridor, viewers experience the work at their own pace, free to customize their involvement with the work and to experience music spatially and sculpturally. With no beginning and no end, Ensemble for Mixed Use is an ever-changing composition, as different elements combine and recombine.

Artist Biography: JD Walsh is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He produces work in many different media, including video, sculpture, drawing, and installation. He has shown in venues internationally including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Musee D'Orsay (as part of Tony Oursler's "Studio"), The Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, the Islip Art Museum. His work has been discussed in Artforum, Flash Art, and Sculpture Magazine. He teaches at Hunter College in New York City. Ensemble for Mixed Use is his largest video installation to date.

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