Michael Sailstorfer, ‘Musical S’, 2008, Galerie Perrotin
Michael Sailstorfer, ‘Musical S’, 2008, Galerie Perrotin
Michael Sailstorfer, ‘Musical S’, 2008, Galerie Perrotin

The tone vibrations emitted by the sculpture "Musikalisches S" (2008) extend throughout the space and linger at all the possible standpoints available to the viewer. In a classic sculpture tradition, Sailstorfer makes use of the material properties of aluminium (malleable, conductive, cold ), resulting in a kind of body of resonance which amplifies and retransmits the sounds recorded. The insistent spatial singing from the "Musikalisches S" impregnates the space with the Signature of the artist, evoked by the sculpture’s rolling form.

Les vibrations émises par la sculpture de "Musical S" se propagent dans tout l'espace et peuvent être ressenties par le spectateur qui s'attarde à tous les points de vues Dans une tradition de la sculpture moderne, Sailstorfer fait usage des propriétés matérielles de l'aluminium (malléable, conduction, froid) pour faire émerger tout un panel de résonances qui amplifies et retransmettent les sons enregistrés. Les sons insistants qui émanent de "Musical S" imprègnent l'espace de la signature de l'artiste, évoquée par la sculpture aux formes arrondies.

About Michael Sailstorfer

Michael Sailstorfer’s site-specific interventions emphasize transformation and challenge conventional rubrics of sculpture. He gives objects new meanings and functions by reconfiguring, though not deconstructing, them. Much of Sailstorfer’s work involves breaking down an object to reveal its physical components, as in the case of Zeit ist keine Autobahn (Time is not a motorway) (2005). The work features a spinning, motor-powered tire pressed against a wall; as the tire wears down, rubber particles collect on the floor and the scent of burning rubber fills the installation space. Sailstorfer cites the site-specific, performative work of Gordon Matta-Clark as a key influence, and says he is “interested in what sculpture can be and how a sculpture can spread out and use much more space than it physically has.”

German, b. 1979, Velden, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany

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