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Experiment With Time





EXPERIMENT WITH TIME, Stockholm 2000. CD. (Firework Edition Records 1026). Documentation of the performance / installation Serial-Aktion, Galleri Mors Mössa, Gothenburg 1982.

The sound for this CD was recorded live in January 1982 at Galleri Mors Mössa in Gothenburg as a part of Serial Aktion. Serial Aktion was the first piece I did that was based on variations within a serial, repetive form and during the 80′s it was followed by more exhibitions and performances with the same theme. During the 48 hours that the performance lasted I marked my presence in time and space by firing three pistol shots at three targets at three given points in time (at 0, 24 and 48 hours). The sounds of the shots and all other sounds in the gallery were recorded on a 60-minute cassette tape, which was immediately played and recorded together with all the other sounds on another tape recorder. In that way the 48th and last tape contained all the sounds that had occured in the gallery during the entire performance, layer upon layer, distorted and re.formed through time and space and the natural wear and tear on the cassette tape. My actions were determinated by the tape being played, that is, by what I did the hours before. As with the sound these actions grew, hour by hour, into a more complex and layered form.