Andreas M. Kaufmann
Dziewior, Yilmaz, Artforum International
In 1962, the Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti premiered his Poeme Symphonique, a musical piece for a hundred metronomes. By positing the metronome as the performer of the concert (the pendulum weights were set so that each beat at a different speed), the work inverted the normal functions and roles of practical aids and musical instruments. Although he was perhaps not explicitly referencing Ligeti, Andreas M. Kaufmann practiced a similar reversal in his recent exhibition "Move," distributing twenty-seven metronomes across five levels of scaffolding and the gallery floor. The uneven clicking of the metronomes marking various times filled the space with what …
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Publication information: Article title: Andreas M. Kaufmann. Contributors: Dziewior, Yilmaz - Author. Magazine title: Artforum International. Volume: 38. Issue: 5 Publication date: January 2000. Page number: 122. © 1999 Artforum International Magazine, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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