||:KUNST:|| da capo Ines Kargel

The work — here a segment in a stereo version — was conceived and realized as a sound installation for four channels for the exhibition “the medium — the message”, a collaboration of thirteen international artists shown at the former central office for Alpine milk in Vienna from February 22 to March 9, 1997.

This sound installation was based on and implemented the basic concept of the exhibition, which was to unite very different approaches of contemporary art in one exhibition, specifically so that these individual expressions would complement one another. The reason for this was particularly the role played by chance in the distribution and design of the entire grounds, and later in viewing it.

The core sound and basis of this electroacoustic installation is the widely discussed word “Kunst” (art) — written in capitals, placed between repetition signs and labeled with the instruction da capo. Using random operations, i.e. calculations with the algorithm of the ancient Chinese oracle system I Ching,

  • Year of composition: 1997
  • Duration of the submitted work: 10:12

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