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
Closed between December 24-28 and Dec 31, 2016 - January 1, 2017
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.