Zilla Leutenegger, Pianos & Melonen
This book is published with the exhibition ‘L’ouest ou l’est’, which artist Zilla Leutenegger created specifically for the church of the Bellelay Abbey in Switzerland. She plays with the texture of light and sound in the monumentally baroque space, using two grand pianos mechanically controlled by solar panels in the church tower. One triggers a piano to play in the morning, while the other is aligned so that it catches the afternoon sunlight. The notes are left to chance, a relinquishing of control by the artist that is also reflected in the four folding screens positioned in the church nave. A conversation between the artist and Kathleen Bühler and text by Marina Porobic complete the book.
|90 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 31 cm, hb, German/French/English