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Florian Hecker / John McCracken
In his sound installations and live performances, Florian Hecker (born 1975 in Augsburg, lives and works in Vienna) deals with specific compositional developments of post-war modernity, electro-acoustic music, and other, non-musical disciplines. He dramatizes space, time and self-perception in his sonic works by isolating specific auditory events in their singularity, thus stretching the boundaries of their materialization. Their objectual autonomy is exposed while simultaneously evoking sensations, memories, and associations in an immersive intensity.

By working with the Minimalist theory from the outset, John McCracken (1934-2011) has never denied individual sensibility and the artist's annual activity in favour of industrial manufacture justified by Minimalist thinking. Both painting and sculpture, the “plank” made in spray-lacquered wood is the work that best symbolizes his activity. In his practice, the idea of reflection or highlight has an essential place, for they encompass the environment, and the onlooker becomes aware of space at the same time as he become aware of the object he is looking at.

See also Florian Hecker.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press
An artistic dialogue between German artist and computer composer Florian Hecker, and the late American sculptor John McCracken.