Minute/Year is an automated, multi-year, sound-based durational installation artwork. For the entirety of 2019 — beginning on January 1, and continuing until December 31 — it is installed in grüntaler9, the unique space for performative experiments in Wedding, Berlin, for its fourth annual iteration. And on Monday, May 20, 2019, there will be a special open minute event, at grüntaler9. During this event, attendees will be able to directly experience — and contribute to — the sounds and images that this ongoing automated work generates. This event will be the second in a series related to Minute/Year that will be occurring at grüntaler9 in 2019. If you’re interested, please come by at 7:30pm. Entrance is free. The minute occurs at 8:19pm sharp and goes on only for exactly 60 seconds, and before then we would like to give a small introduction to the work and what it means to experience it live. After the minute, we will invite visitors for a chat about the work. The recording that will occur during the open minute will also be available to listen to online directly afterwards, from around 8:25pm.
Minute/Year is a work by Kata Kovács and Tom O’Doherty, who have worked as a collaborative duo since 2011. This work often combines elements of durational and time-based art, minimalist and electroacoustic music and sound, movement, and video. The work often applies rigorous processes to simple but frequently-overlooked phenomena—they are interested in processes, sounds, and movements that come close to imperceptibility, and the ways in which this material can be transformed through layering, rhythm, pattern, and repetition.
Minute/Year: 2019 Open Minute #2
Monday, 20th May 2019 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 19:30 CET
grüntaler9 | Grüntaler Strasse 9 | 13357 Berlin-Wedding