Codes

Angela Bulloch
May 27 – July 11, 1998

Visual Music 8 (Blast First, Touch/Tone), 1998 (back) 

8 polycarbonate spheres: 30 cm diam. each, 8 spheres and bulbholders (fittings), 1 lightcontroller, 1 CD-player, 1 remote control,1 amplifier, 1 headphone, wire, 24 red light bulbs 


Triple DonutToadstool, 1998 (center) 

3 bean bags made of cotton fabric with a foam core (height 45 cm, diam. 66 cm) 

Diam. approx. 200 cm, height approx. 66 cm

 

Snooker – Start Of An End Game, 1998 (detail) (right)

8 light balls, 8 sockets, cables, light bulbs (white, yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, black, red), switching mechanism.

Diam. variable 30 cm each


Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Snooker – Start Of An End Game, 1998
8 light balls, 8 sockets, cables, light bulbs (white, yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, black, red), switching mechanism.
Diam. variable 30 cm each


Photo © Carsten Eisfeld 

Snooker – Start Of An End Game, 1998
8 light balls, 8 sockets, cables, light bulbs (white, yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, black, red), switching mechanism.
Diam. variable 30 cm each


Photo © Carsten Eisfeld 

Snooker – Start Of An End Game, 1998
8 light balls, 8 sockets, cables, light bulbs (white, yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, black, red), switching mechanism.
Diam. variable 30 cm each


Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Visual Music 8 (Blast First, Touch/Tone), 1998
8 polycarbonate spheres: 30 cm diam. each, 8 spheres and bulbholders (fittings), 1 lightcontroller, 1 CD-player, 1 remote control,1 amplifier, 1 headphone, wire, 24 red light bulbs

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Visual Music 8 (Blast First, Touch/Tone), 1998
8 polycarbonate spheres: 30 cm diam. each, 8 spheres and bulbholders (fittings), 1 lightcontroller, 1 CD-player, 1 remote control,1 amplifier, 1 headphone, wire, 24 red light bulbs

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

West Ham – Sculpture For Football Songs, 1998

4 Belisha Beacons, 4 sockets, switch mechanism, blue light bulbs, red light bulbs, cables

Diam. of beacons: 30 cm

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

West Ham – Sculpture For Football Songs, 1998

4 Belisha Beacons, 4 sockets, switch mechanism, blue light bulbs, red light bulbs, cables

Diam. of beacons: 30 cm

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

West Ham – Sculpture For Football Songs, 1998

4 Belisha Beacons, 4 sockets, switch mechanism, blue light bulbs, red light bulbs, cables

Diam. of beacons: 30 cm

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

West Ham – Sculpture For Football Songs, 1998

4 Belisha Beacons, 4 sockets, switch mechanism, blue light bulbs, red light bulbs, cables

Diam. of beacons: 30 cm

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Original exhibition invitation (recto) 

Codes

Angela Bulloch
May 27 – July 11, 1998
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The exhibition Codes manifests itself with three new works which are a further development of the light works as well as Rules by Angela Bulloch.  

The light globes ("Belisha Beacons"), which are known from the English pedestrian crossings, i.e. from "traffic regulations", function as modules for the light works. For several years, these elements have formed the material from which Bulloch has developed communicative, social or receptive situations and installations, thus thematizing regulations between visibility and invisibility. 

 

The first work Visual Music 8 consists of 8 light globes which are arranged in two rows of four and which receive the impulses from a music player (CD). The CD, which is played, can be chosen by the visitor from the list. This selection is an integral part of the work. There is only one person who can really hear the music through headphones on the beanbag. The rest of the visitors, through the reaction of the light work, suspect that the source of the playback is "hidden" and that at most one person can really hear it through the headphones.

 

The source materials, CD and books, i.e. references to the works, are kept on a shelf* in the entrance area. The CD's come from small labels like "Touch/ Tone" or "Blast First" and are an expression of an increasingly diversified and codified musical language.

 

The second work, Snooker-start of end game is also an eight-part, but non-interactive light work. This work refers both to color (black, red, pink, blue, green, brown, yellow and white) and to the English "Snooker" game in its arrangement/installation. The arrangement on the wall corresponds to the structure of the balls at the beginning of each frame (of each individual game). The white ball is the playing ball and therefore shines permanently until a passage is finished. Then everything starts all over again. It starts with the black ball and ends with the yellow ball. The switching mechanism counts every other ball (the object ball).

 

The third work, West Ham - Sculpture for football songs, a four-part interactive light installation, reacts by microphone to the acoustic situation of the visitor in the room and the louder the sounds become, the quicker the switching mechanism reacts. The colors used are those of the English football club West Ham United, light blue and Bordeaux red.

 

The three-part Triple Donut/Toadstool RYB, a modularly conceived beanbag group, is an independent work, but one that refers to the light installations. It is also a modification of existing beanbag groups, which are able to transmit private lullabies into public space.

 

*Relevant Material Distribution Point

CD:Touch /Tone Label: V.A.:Touch 1; Hafler Trio: Fuck; Hafler Trio: Masturbatorium; V.A.:Touch 2; Vainio, Mika: Onko; Farmers Manual:Fsck; New Order: Video 5-8-7; V.A.:Touch 3; CD: Blast First Label: Band of Susans: "Wired for sound"; "Here comes success"; Panasonic: "Kulma"; "Vakio"; Labradford: Mi media naranja; Scumtron-Merzbow; ***K the Millennium; Suicide "22/1/98-reinventing america"

Books: Oswald wiener, Manueal Bonik, Robert Hödicke: "An Elementary Introduction to the Theory of Turing Machines", Springer-Verlag/ Vienna, 1998.

Andrew Hodges: "Alan Turing, Enigma", 

Springer Publishing/ Vienna, 1994

Werner Grewatsch, Marcus Rosenstein " Snooker...Billard made in England", Weinmann-Berlin Publishing House, 1995

Angela Bulloch " Satellite", Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich, 1998

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