Takis

Musical Hannover

currently on display

Werk - Musical Hannover
Artist / Artist group
Takis
Title
Musical Hannover
Category
sculpture, Sound sculpture
Material / Technique
wood, string and sticks
Dimensions / Duration
257 x 101,5 x 20 cm
Collection
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
Description

The Greek artist Takis first began exhibiting musical sculptures like the one seen here in 1965. Concerned with the repetition of sound, these sculptures use magnetic waves caused by electricity to activate the plucking of strings or other sound-making materials. Takis’ sound sculptures seek to implement a natural means of generating sound, separated from the arbitrary decision-making process of a lone artist; by using magnetism, Takis presents sound as a discoverable object, a series of events outside of his control.

(John Kannenberg)

About the artist/s