Monday, 2 July 2012

These are the Days

This is the UK premiere of Bruce Nauman’s seminal work Days, a sound installation which presents a continuous stream of seven voices reciting the days of the week in random order. Fourteen flat panel speakers will be installed in the lower gallery, one voice emanating from each pair of speakers as the visitor passes between them.
The work invokes both the banality and the profundity of the passing of each day, and invites reflection on how we measure, differentiate and commemorate time. Nauman’s work constantly tests rational systems of language, spatial and bodily encounters, the passage of time and psychology, through constructed environments. His pioneering work spans more than five decades and encompasses a wide spectrum of media including sculpture, drawing, site-specific installation, sound pieces, neon, photography, film, video, performance and text/language.

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