Light Imprisoned in the Belly of the Whale: Lumiere en Prison Dans le Ventre de la Baleine

Light Imprisoned in the Belly of the Whale: Lumiere en Prison Dans le Ventre de la Baleine

by Rebecca Horn, Jacques Roubaud, Hayden Danyl Chisholm
     
 
In 1997 French poet and mathematician Jacques Roubaud wrote 53 poems for Rebecca Horn. Inspired by this poetry, the German artist created sculptures of light in which words wander through dark spaces, weave through murkiness and form an intertwined network, a firmament of text. In a bath of black water, the poems reflect each other, dissolving within the waves,

Overview

In 1997 French poet and mathematician Jacques Roubaud wrote 53 poems for Rebecca Horn. Inspired by this poetry, the German artist created sculptures of light in which words wander through dark spaces, weave through murkiness and form an intertwined network, a firmament of text. In a bath of black water, the poems reflect each other, dissolving within the waves, allowing new signs to arise. A song sung in dialogue with a whale, composed and performed by New Zealand-born jazz musician Hayden Danyl Chisholm, accompanies these visual transformations. This elegant volume contains the work of all three exceptional artists, with Roubaud's lyrical texts written in their complete format; Horn's piece represented in installation photographs; and Chisholm's composed, congenial sequences recorded on audio CD.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783775791366
Publisher:
Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.74(w) x 12.62(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >