Exhibitions

Wingform

Crash Ensemble

Crash Ensemble commissioned video artist and filmmaker Jack Phelan to create an installation responding to the visual themes of Irish composer, Barry O’Halpin’s groundbreaking work WINGFORM - a four movement work for solo guitar and ensemble, premiered online at New Music Dublin 2021 and released on Crash Records as part of New Music Dublin 2022. 

Using a simple set of shapes, materials and layout, the installation aims to evoke the essence of the ensemble. Empty chairs highlight the absence of the musicians, but offer the audience an opportunity to sit and experience the work in a multimedia environment. Wooden light-boxes, video panels and speakers are the 'instruments' of this beautifully crafted ensemble of objects - light & video visually underscoring Barry’s work as it plays on a loop from start to finish.

The video artwork for the LED panels is made specifically for Wingform. Inspired by the composer’s naturistic themes, the imagery on the panels evolves as the piece progresses.