Mechanical Clock for 60 Musicians
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 10:30pm
Centre Pompidou, Paris
In Davide Balula’s Mechanical Clock for 60 Musicians (2018), visitors will walk through a gigantic “clock” made up of sixty orchestral performers. Passing from one room to the next, and one musician to another, the audience will experience the passing of time through sound as each minute casts its own sound wave. To attend the event, purchase tickets at centrepompidou.fr.
Davide Balula, Interrupting Words with Burp Sounds (Garlic Fed Brass Players), 2014 © Davide Balula. Photo: Zhenya Posternak
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Thursday, October 26, 2017, 9:30–11:30pm
Villa Medici, Rome
Davide Balula’s interactive performance will incorporate the preparation and distribution of a garlic infused beverage. Musicians, who will join guests in drinking the cocktail throughout the evening, will be positioned in the crowd with brass instruments to randomly create human-like sounds.
Davide Balula, Interrupting Words with Burp Sounds (Garlic Drinks for Brass Players and Audience), 2014–17. Photo: Dakota Wesley Ceneta
October 20, 2018–March 11, 2019
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Davide Balula presents an immersive installation in which children and parents experiment with space via physical movement and tactile, auditory, and visual sensations. 37.5 °C is the core temperature at which organs and their tissues function best, and this eponymous exhibition invites the public to awaken and better understand their inner mechanics.
Davide Balula, Intestine Mesh, 2018 © Davide Balula. Photo: A. Coiro
September 20, 2017–January 7, 2018
14th Biennale de Lyon, France
Curator Emma Lavigne, director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz, reinterprets the term modern, setting it in the context of a fluid and extended modernity. The Biennale explores the legacy and reach of the concept of the modern in today’s art. Work by Davide Balula, Alexander Calder, and Lucio Fontana is included.
Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, La fine di Dio, 1963 © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milano
Duet with Artist
Participation as an Artistic Principle
May 21–September 3, 2017
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
The role of the audience in the creative process of a work of art is at the center of this exhibition. Different forms of participation are offered, following directional structures evoking critical thought processes or generating collaboration with others. Work by Davide Balula, Yves Klein, Bruce Nauman, and Franz West is included.
Davide Balula, Mimed Sculptures, 2016
© Davide Balula