Daria Martin, Schering Stiftung Projektraum

 

Jens Brand: TETRAKTYS

Exhibition opening:
Thursday, November 24, 2016, 7–9 p.m.

Exhibition dates: November 25, 2016 – January 15, 2017
Hours: Thursday through Monday, 1–7 p.m.
Admission and Performance Times
From 1 until 6:30 p.m. every hour on the half hour and on the hour

Free admission

Further event: Artist Talk
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 6 p.m.

Ernst Schering Foundation
Unter den Linden 32–34 | 10117 Berlin

Jens Brand’s installation “Tetraktys” is part of a series of experiments featuring “world machines.” Brand sees devices and installations such as the “G Player” (2004) or the “Small World Machine” (2011) as distinctive metaphors about the appropriation of space by sound and vice versa. “Tetrakys” is essentially a musical machine, consisting of four drones, which mechanically adapts aspects of the Music of the Spheres. In the history of ideas, the Music, or Harmony, of the Spheres is an essential element of Pythagorean cosmology and musical theory, which has been passed on through the writings of Boethius and Kepler and has preoccupied both artists and scientists ever since.

Tetraktys by Jens Brand, exhibition at Ernst Schering Foundation from November 25, 2016 until January 15, 2017
Jens Brand generates the mechanical model for “Tetraktys” with the aid of automated aerial drones – widely known and notorious for their popularity among hobbyists as well as for their use for observation or military purposes. Brand here uses them as sound generators. The drones function as mechanical space sound devices, whose real sound, and virtual physical, surfaces generate a model of the world that seeks to explore an absurd context in both abstract and concrete ways.

Organized by singuhr e.V. as part of its series “resonating spaces” in cooperation with the Schering Stiftung. A satellite project of “entre límites / zwischen grenzen” – an exhibition and residency project organized by singuhr — projekte, Berlin, and the Goethe-Institut in Mexico on the occasion of the Year of Mexico in Germany. With support from the Berlin Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.

Image: © Jens Brand: TETRAKTYS, Photo: Jens Brand

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