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Hector Canonge, 18 Beats

Y Gallery
32-70 85th Street, Jackson Heights, 718-565-6285
Queens Misc.
January 3 - January 24, 2009
Reception: Saturday, January 3, 6 - 9 PM
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Y Gallery is pleased to present “18 BEATS, SONIC SURVEY ALONG THE 7 TRAIN”, a interactive exhibition by New York based artist Hector Canonge.

For the past few years, Canonge has been investigating connections between the public sphere and art practice in different cultures through the integration of technology, research and field work. For this exhibition, he uses touch screen URBIS18 and commercial scanning technology IRTag to explore sonic perception in relation to various ethnic communities along the #7 Train line in Queens, New York. The artist studied the borough’s diverse cultures, traditions and ethnic heritage as well as its history to present audio imprints (sound recordings and reproductions) and archival graphic material (maps and photo documentation).

Hector Canonge studied literature, film and Integrated Media Arts. His work has been exhibited at the Jersey City Museum, Bronx Museum of The Arts, Queens Museum of Art. He was commissioned in 2008 to make a public project for the Corona Plaza Center. His film and documentary work has been presented and won several awards in festivals around the world; Il Mercosul Biennial, Brazil; The Museum of Modern Art, Dominican Republic; Mix Festival, Mexico City; Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Turin, Italy; and Kino Im Schwulz, Cologne, Germany; among many others. Hector Canonge lives and works in New York City.
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