Installation for six cassette recorders suspended by ropes and pulleys playing endless loop cassettes. Members of the audience can reconfigure the cassette players’ spatial location by operating the pulley system—a spatial construction of “open form.” Wikiup was commissioned by ICI, Independent Curators Incorporated.
Listen to a stereo mix of the version for six instruments below as used for the US exhibition “SUPERSHOW,” and a stereo mix of the electronic version as used in the Berlin exhibition, “Fuer Augen und Ohren.” These mixes reflect one of many possible random combinations of the six channels in time.
Sound Installation, 6 independent playing devices, (soundfiles & description)
Wikiup, version for six instruments
Wikiup, Berlin version
July 29, 1981 • Aspen Music Festival
October 26, 1980 • Landmark Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, January 26, 1980 - March 9, 1980
October 3, 1980 • The New Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, October 3, 1908 - October 31, 1980
April 12, 1980 • The Center for Fine Arts, Mesa, Arizona, April 12, 1980 - June 4 1980
February 15, 1980 • Berlin, Fuer Augen und Ohren (Berliner Musiktage) Feb. 15 & 16,1980
October 20, 1979 • The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, October 20,1979 to December 9, 1979