Destroying Instruments Makes Beautiful Music
by David Behringer of the Two Percent
Jane Benson @ Pavel Zoubok Gallery, 531 W 26th St – ends 25 Nov 15
Jane Benson splits instruments down the middle (violins, guitars, etc) and hires musicians to play duets with both halves. In addition to a number of half-and-half sculptures (see my sketch below), there's a fantastic video of two displaced Iraqi brothers that now live in two different countries, playing a half-and-half duet over Skype. (read full explanation). Beautiful on so many levels.