Exhibition: THE SOCRATES ANNUAL 2018, 2018
A Cypher in Queens, 2018
Steel, Winterstone, Wood, Resin, Cement, Paper
9 x 10 x 4 feet
Sherwin Banfield’s A CYPHER IN QUEENS is a three-part audio sculpture combining the busts of Queens hip-hop legends Jam Master Jay, Phife Dawg, and Prodigy with their music. The sculptural forms are inspired by stacked speaker boxes seen on the streets during Carnival celebrations and slit gongs, tall painted wood musical instruments made by the Tin Mweleun peoples of Ambrym Island in the Pacific Ocean.
Learn more about A CYPHER IN QUEENS and Sherwin Banfield in his Artist Profile>>
Photography by Scott Lynch
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