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Musical Hannover (1974) – Takis

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)

Abb.: © ZKM | Karlsruhe, Foto: Steffen Harms

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