Variations for 736 Red, Green and Yellow (2001) Chicago


Arrangement with: Modified sound recording; two glossy large photography photographs from a thrift store; two cut pieces of wood; plastic flowers in a bag; green decorative tape; red, green, and yellow paper clips; backsides of three books about american birds for children in red, green, and yellow (called the green book of American birds and so on).

Forced abstraction in the mystical realm of order
What was it that became easier? All information is highly in detail presented, but the key to reading it has been lost, maybe even not existed. The observer is continuously bounded to see the things as themselves, to come back to the piece as a turn, back to ’materia prima’:

”First we bring together then we putrefy, we break down what has been putrifi ed, we purify the divided, we unite the purified and harden it. In this way is One made from man and woman.”
(Büchlein vom Stein der Weisen, 1778)

Sound played:
“Where do you come from?”
The sound source was taken from a recording about how to educate your children in the topic sex from the 40-50’s USA. The sound is heavily edited.

mp3 (7.2 MB)

This piece is dedicated to the Italian composer and poet (messenger to use his own terms) Giacinto Scelsi.

Personal reflections about the piece:
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