sometimes old can be just as good as new

From what I've heard about Brent's first NY gallery show there was just a cacophony of sound overwhelming the entire space. At some point last year it was decided to try and harness the sound for a cavernous museum show which also makes a lot of sense given the work he has been making. His films have become very personal, the language & narration less of an attack and more in the tradition of storyteller positioned on the back porch begging you to learn from his years and to open your eyes as opposed to his earlier work that furiously wanted you to do the same. 
So, last year Brent drew these phonograph horns on sticks suspended from a ceiling and that was that! Tiny speakers have been embedded in antique phonograph horns positioning and directing the sound wherever Brent's films may play. The horns work so well it is amazing! Take that expensive laser speakers whose sound is able to drop off at an exact location and that I have seen every museum/gallery employee salivate over when saying the phrase "Let's talk about the sound." Here is a picture of one of the horns in use at the Edlin gallery show eerily hanging above the Gravity preview piece.



Donna K. is a recent transplant to the Midwest where she can be found exploring culture at large through film programming, writing and her general interest in the world- both on and offline.