This August, a group of fourteen Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) and their intrepid instructor, Brian McCormick, ventured out into New York City to take in some culture. After exploring two exhibitions/installations on Tuesday, and speaking to representatives from each, everyone wrote reviews. They then reconvened the following Thursday for a discussion and workshop. Their work is published here in the second of a two-part series featuring writing from Summer TRaC!
“The Murder of Crows” at the Park Avenue Armory is the largest sound installation to date by artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. Check out the excerpts and full reviews below….
“Her nightmare is that she is in a factory where the machines are being fed cats and babies. In this sound installation you are completely enveloped in sound, making the dynamics of sound artistic.” – Darliz Ortiz
“Here is the space itself: spectacular in size and eerily vacuum-like in character; dimly lit; sepia toned. Here is the sound: a nightmarish mix..” – Marisa Liu
“It was like a lame haunted house that doesn’t make you scream–just hurts your eyes with strobe lights.” – Maggie Gutmann
“Like a surround-sound system, The Murder of Crows is able to grasp your attention and captivate you inside another dark, but spectacular, world. – Emmeline Mele