Hypercartogram 2.0 is a surround-sound installation with projected video. It is a multichannel audio map of two urban spaces: Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn in New York City (USA) and Saddar Town, Karachi (Pakistan), punctuated by live action and animated video mapped onto a sculptural collage. Urban field recordings, eavesdropped conversations, and industrial noises are shaped into a musical collage. An accompanying 3D video presents a journey through Karachi’s Empress Market with an abstract, animated parade through Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway. The video illuminates an architectural model of an imagined combination/collision of the two locations.The first iteration, Hypercartogram 1.0, premiered as part of Harvestworks New Works residency in 2014.
Opening May 22nd 2015
Nolan Park Building 5a5b, Governors Island, NY
Art Jones is an artist working with Installation, photography, the moving image, and audio. His work makes extensive use of popular music and mainstream media culture as raw material to be sampled and re-combined in order to examine implicit meanings or suggest new ones. Jones’ films and installations have been presented at the Museum of Modern Art, London’s Tate Gallery, and numerous media festivals and broadcast outlets internationally. He lives in the Bronx, New York City.