Jingle

2016–ongoing
Speaker & photo-electric sensor installed adjacent to gallery entrance, audio with Morten Norbye Halvorsen & local farmer or accountant

Image: Jingle (Good luck with your natural, combined, attractive an truthful attempts in two exhibitions
Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Evora

Production image: recording farmer José Prates, Evora, Portugal, 2017

A series inspired by melodies used for interludes in American sitcoms, that connote scenic transition. The short musical compositions are activated by sensor upon entry and egress to cumulatively broadcast the arrival and departure of each visitor to the exhibition.

Evans first asks after a host’s economic stability. If the host gallery’s financial situation is stable, a local livestock farmer is asked to mimic a non-specific percussive phrase, if it is unstable, an accountant is asked to do the same. A bass-line is then added and the Norwegian artist/composer Morten Norbye Halvorsen produces a composite from the recordings from which the jingle is made.

Chronology:

Jingle (‘Village Lawyer’, Markus Luettgen, Dusseldorf), 2019

Speaker installed next to entrance, photo-electric sensor. audio with Morten Norbye Halvorsen & local farmer, Heinz Willem Tolkes

Jingle (Hong Gah Museum, Taipei), 2019
Speaker installed next to entrance, photo-electric sensor. audio with Morten Norbye Halvorsen & local farmer, Yao Liang-Yi

Jingle ('Village Lawyer', CAN Centre d'Art, Neuchâtel), 2018
Speaker installed next to entrance, photo-electric sensor. audio with Morten Norbye Halvorsen & local farmer, Edouard Clottu

Jingle ('Bureau of Unspecified Services' SALT Galata, Istanbul), 2018
Speaker installed next to entrance, photo-electric sensor. audio with Morten Norbye Halvorsen & local farmer, Soner

Jingle (Para Site, Hong Kong), 2017
Speaker installed next to entrance, photo-electric sensor. audio with Morten Norbye Halvorsen & local farmer, Karen ____

Jingle ('Good luck with your natural, combined, attractive and truthful attempts in two exhibitions', Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Evora), 2017 >
Speaker installed next to entrance, photo-electric sensor. audio with Morten Norbye Halvorsen & local farmer, José Prates


Jingle ('The Oslo Museum of Contemporary Art', Kunsthalle Oslo), 2017>
Speaker installed next to entrance, photo-electric sensor. audio with Morten Norbye Halvorsen & accountant, Sigvald Høye

Jingles ('Grazer Kunstverein, spring, summer, autumn, winter'), 2017–2020
Six speakers installed next to the six entrances of Grazer Kunstverein, photo-electric sensor. audio with Morten Norbye Halvorsen


Edition: Vinyl recording

Jingles ('Grazer Kunstverein, spring, summer, autumn, winter'), 2017–2020, Chris Evans & Morten Norbye Halvorsen

12” vinyl LP in 6 signed editions of 25 copies each, with a series of silkscreened covers. This album is available for 30 euros via Grazerkunstverein.Bandcamp.com or all six colors for 150 euros available from Grazer Kunstverein at office[at]grazerkunstverein.org