Ranjit Bhatnagar works with handmade instruments, found objects, and primitive robotics to make music machines and sound sculptures. For The Case of the Curious Pedestrian, Bhatnagar has modified vintage music toys to mimic the calls of local songbirds. These sculptures will be installed inside the awnings of Mr. Coco, Clinton Hill Express Deli, and Green in BKLYN–all located along Myrtle Avenue.
Bhatnagar’s City Birds installation is perfectly suited to add to the “stumbled upon” sense that I would like to convey with the artwork selection and placement in The Case of the Curious Pedestrian. So too, is Angela Fan’s Watermelon O’clock, in which she made custom hats for the watermelons that are on sale outside of Benhadi Supermarket. It will be a clever and subtle intervention that is intended simply to make viewers smile.
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