Saturday, 03.05.2014, 11:00
Opening: Ignacio Uriarte
Opening of the sound installation
Acht Stunden zählen (Counting (for) eight hours)
From 4 May 2014 the lobby of the Berlinische Galerie will hum to a new acoustic installation. Ignacio Uriarte (* 1972 in Krefeld), whose works often explore issues around work and time, presents “Counting (for) Eight Hours”. In this new installation he will take his interest in office routine a stage further – a monotonous male voice will be heard in the entrance area to the museum as he steadily counts away eight hours. Strange syllables form the units of measurement, with one second allotted to each syllable, and in the course of eight hours the German speaker reaches the number 3579. Uriarte’s installation is not only a reference to the span of time accounted for by a typical working day and the museum’s own daily opening hours. It also reflects the connection between time as an abstract category and language as a way of structuring and defining it.
Implementation with the kind support of Ilse-Augustin-Stiftung
Opening with the kind support of Figge von Rosen Galerie Köln / Berlin