Leigh Davis, dividing her time between New York and Montréal, editorial work (for publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Tokion and Res) and clients such as American Eagle Outfitters, Bruce Mau Design, and Carnegie Mellon University, is a very busy woman. Lucky for us she’s managed to find time to finish up one of her current projects titled “Ensemble.” It’s a stylized performance of the American pop score, “Man in the Mirror.”
Through gesture and voice, grouped or isolated into view, the choir sends out a message, inviting the viewer to contribute new content by seeing, reading, and thus experiencing and re-signifying how this score relates to contemporary life today, and more importantly to themselves. It’s both mesmerizing and memorable—I guarantee the song will get stuck in your head for a few hours! For more information about Leigh and her work you can visit her website.
Or, for those of us lucky enough to be in/near Montreal, Leigh will be showing the piece at La Centrale in a couple of weeks. See more info below.