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Chris Klapper
Art & Wall Decor by Chris Klapper seen at Hydropolis Museum, Wrocław - Symphony in D Minor

Symphony in D Minor

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Brooklyn-based installation artist Chris Klapper "Symphony in D Minor" is now on permanent display at the Hydropolis Museum in Wroclaw, Poland. This epic interactive sound and video installation features a thunderstorm contained within a series of large hand cast resin sculptures that are each unique instruments hanging from the ceiling.

Suspended just within reach and activated by touch, the viewer sets the symphony in motion by pushing the forms through the air to trigger the various sound elements of the storm. Sensors relay individual recordings of thunder, lightning, wind and rain with alternating intensities to a full-scale sound system.

Acting as both conductor and musician, the viewer creates an evolving composition out of atmospheric sounds, forging an environment that envelops the audience.

Like giant illuminated pendulums each sculpture radiates video projections that in their dormant state display abstractions of water droplets and slow moving clouds. As the sensors detect movement different ranges initiate more visual elements of the storm. Once activated, the form then shifts to a swirling torrent of clouds.

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Chris Klapper

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Chris Klapper is a Brooklyn based installation artist. She regularly collaborates with her husband, Patrick Gallagher. Their installation, Symphony in D Minor will be a permanent installation at the Hydropolis Museum in Wroclaw, Poland.
Her installation, Prana, a large interactive installation was showcased at The Invisible Dog Art Center for which she received a grant from The Brooklyn Arts Council and was written up in the Village Voice “Best in Show” during Armory art weekend. Klapper moderated a discussion panel on Art and Technology: How Technology is Changing Art and How We Create. She has had solo shows which included work at the Dollhaus Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and her work has shown in New York, Philadelphia, Oklahoma, Boston, Spain, Italy and Poland. She has been written up internationally in The Creators Project, Fast Company, Designboom, The Daily News, The Village Voice, The Atlantic, Interior Design Magazine, Gallery Magazine Ukrainian, Metropolitan Home Magazine, Maison Francaise Turkey and the Featured Artist in Bizarre Magazine, to name a few.
Chris continues her studies into the realm of the unknown, which currently explores the mystery of the interconnectedness of all things in the Universe.”