Online Film Screening: Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis, "Five Hundred Twenty-Four"
Five Hundred Twenty-Four, a video by Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis. The video features singers from over twenty different Cleveland-area choirs counting numbers in an iterative process: one person sings “one,” then two people sing “two” and so forth, to 524. Each choir was filmed separately, and the artists weave together the audio while the video features each choir individually. Although the singers may have not been all in the same room, they become one collective musical body through the artists’ digital efforts—a way of fostering community many have become comfortable with through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis, Five Hundred Twenty-Four, 2022, Commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art with support from Joanne Cohen and Morris Wheeler.