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KLANGHIMMEL MQ: Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec

10.06.2011 bis 02.11.2011

KLANGHIMMEL MQ: Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec


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KLANGHIMMEL MQ: Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec - Artist at Sleep

Datum: 10.06. bis 02.11., täglich 00-24h
Ort: MQ Haupthof

2011. Multichannel sound intervention. 300min
To be played late at night (2am-7am)

"Artist at Sleep" is a sound intervention exploring articulation of bare human presence through medium of sound and addresses the state of sleep as a creative moment in contrast to the idea that the creativity can only result from conscious activity. The title of the work "Artist at Sleep", pays direct tribute to Mladen Stilinovic's conceptual piece "Artist at Work" (1978), and Andy Warhol's film "Sleep" (1963).

Installed closely to the artist's sleeping body at night, several microphones were used to record the breathing and minute body movements in a silent bedroom, occasionally registering distant sounds of the city outside.

The resulting sound is being played through a large-scale speaker installation KLANGHIMMEL MQ at night. The sonic presence of an amplified and enlarged sleeping body is created, lying quietly on the square. The projection of the intimate sounds of the sleeping artist via an array of loudspeakers onto a vast public square transforms what was initially unintentional into a performative act.

The ambiguous tensions brought out through this displacement create a paradoxical space, where the sonic presence of the sleeping body becomes ubiquitous yet foreign, performative yet not, public and intimate, all in the same moment.

Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec
Born in Ljubljana , Slovenia in 1972. Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Ljubljana. Artist and musician. Supported by Panis Musical Engineering, Studio STEIM, DNK Amsterdam.

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