For 12 days, in April 2015, Bisco Smith worked on a connected collection of art and sound at the Soundwall NYC studio. The work culminated in an exhibit titled 12, a select dozen artworks from Bisco Smith that combines art, sound, and connectivity in one object: Soundwall’s connected canvas…



“Among my tools were a beat machine, record player, 12” vinyls, black/white latex, acrylic, spray paint, coffee, and a clear horizon. Aiming to capture the energy of the moment, my process would begin with crafting a beat based from sounds discovered on the records. From there, with that beat in my ears, I would create a painting that reflects the sound and energy of that instance. Basically, I’m trying to ‘catch the ghost.’ The minute I am conscious of the process, I know it’s time to stop. For me, the aim is to avoid over-thinking and over-editing; to let the piece live in its most natural, spontaneous state. From painting walls, performing live, working in the studio, dj’ing, or drawing, I have always alternated between the art and music mediums. This is the first time an audience will see and hear the two sides of my work—together, as one whole piece. Each piece of art is a multi-dimensional experience where the audio is as black-and-white as the art, and the art is as contrasted as the sound.”
- Bisco Smith

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