a thing called...FREEDOM!

Aktion+Video+Skulptur, 2011



An amplifier connected to an iPOD was installed in front of the exhibition space, in a pedestrian zone. Various songs entitled "FREEDOM",  were played repeatedly, at an extremely high volume, creating an almost disturbing noise.


Jimi Hendrix starts his Woodstock live recording of Freedom with the words "we now gonna do a thing called freedom"-

This statement begins the process of the performance: the receiver is covered layer by layer with various materials - foam, mattresses, plastic foil, and so on, all in an effort to mute the sound.


At the end of the intricate wrapping, the resulting sculpture still continued to give - the songs could still be heard, playing softly and with consistency. The sculpture remained this way for the duration of the exhibition.

 

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