All images from Reverberations event at Sculpture Center, curated by Kristen Chappa
(© SculptureCenter, 2012
Photo: Megan Mantia)

Black Mirror


Black Mirror pushes forward on previous work focusing on the banjo as well as the reorganization of the performance space for different modes of representation and engagement. In this work, sculptural forms sonically activated by audio transducers mirror conceptual and formal aspects of my previous work as a banjo performer.

During the performance, the installation is rearranged, a short banjo performance occurs, audience members help reconfigure the space, the stage now becomes a table, a roll of 2-inch audio tape is distributed among the audience, a bottle of wine and some cups are left out as the performer leaves.

This piece was originally conceived for an evening at the University of Virginia with Fred Moten, then reworked for a performance at Sculpture Center.