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#166 Trisha Brown

Trisha Brown (b. 1936, USA – d. 2017)
It’s a Draw, 2002

Dance as a drawing, drawing as a dance.

Very related to my earlier project “Imperfect Man as Perfect Measure”, but I am always curious about mixing media and ways how one type of practice can render work traditionally attributed to another kind of practice. Blurring of the boundaries.

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#148 François Morellet

François Morellet (b. 1926, France – d. 2016)
La Défonce, 1990

Paris, France

Monumental minimalism again.

But I do like his smaller works a lot, too.
His obsession with mathematics and geometry appeals to me, as I do see a lot of aesthetics in there, too – and very conceptual aesthetics at that. That nevertheless are embodied and eye-pleasing 🙂

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#138 Christian Morgenstern

Christian Morgenstern (b. 1871, Germany – d. 1914, Italy)
Fisches Nachtgesang, 1905

A poem without sounds, yet plenty of meaning.

I’ve read about Hugo Ball reciting it at Cabaret Voltaire… I wonder how…

Otherwise it is an interesting way to pay attention to spaces in-between, in this case – in-between the words – and do something out of them. Something out of nothing is always interesting. OK, not always. When well done, like here.

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#136 Marcel Duchamp

Dart Object 1951, cast 1962 Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968 Purchased with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1997 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T07280

Marcel Duchamp (b. 1887, France – d. 1968)
Objet-dard, 1951

It took me a while to decide what of Duchamp I should go with here.
It ended up being the Dart Object. The public answer is why not.

3 stoppages ?talon (3 Standard Stoppages) 1913-4, replica 1964 Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968 Purchased 1999 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T07507

Marcel Duchamp (b. 1887, France – d. 1968)
3 stoppages étalon, 1913-14

Oh no, this one is even better.
Scientific methods for art making.
Such a lovely blurring of categories – by doing, not just by talking.

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#132 Mark I. Chester

Mark I. Chester (USA)

…a performance where a pianist ends up tied up to his instrument.

Mark identifies as radical underground photo-artist and I am quite interested in exploring that space as well.

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#130 Saburo Murakami

Saburo Murakami (b. 1925, Japan – d. 1996)
Kami-yaburi

Body. Movement. Frame. Painting.

Or whatever. Odd combination of recognisable elements creates something that is difficult to categorise – and I like things that subvert too entrenched categories, provoking new thoughts and opening new horizons.

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#128 Sadamasa Motonaga

Sadamasa Motonaga (b. 1922, Japan – d. 2011)
Sakuhin, 1956

Whatever that is, it’s unexpected, odd and outdoors.
Just one of those categories-breaking works that I find inspiring when trying to do the same.

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#127 Yves Klein

Yves Klein (b. 1928, France – d. 1962)
Anthropometries, 1960

He got it all in one piece…

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#125 Rebecca Horn

Rebecca Horn (b. 1944, Germany)
Bleistiftmaske, 1972

Among other things I am always curious about new ways to channel body movements into artsy kind of stuff

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#118 Between Music

Between Music (Denmark)
Aquasonic

Carriageworks Sydney, visited 07/01/2018