Lecker Puste (Delicious Breath)
Water Mill, New York
The Watermill Center and Métamatic Research Initiative are pleased to announce a one-night only concert by John Bock entitled Lecker Puste (Delicious Breath) on Saturday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at The Watermill Center.
In 2009, the Métamatic Research Initiative decided to host an open call for entries, in its quest to promote artistic research to the legacy of the artist Jean Tinguely. The result was an overwhelming response of 297 valid entries of which an internationally renowned jury selected eight artists. Berlin based Artist John Bock was amongst the eight selected artists with his proposal for a concert for voice, cello, land machine and objects, which he further developed during the course of 2011.
The concert will be recorded and the result of the recording will be included in the MRI collection, together with the used stage objects.
Jury report by Roland Wetzel, director of the Museum Tinguely, Basel: ‘John Bocks proposal addresses central issues of Tinguelys métamatics. It opens up a complex scenario through the setting of machine and man interaction with weird mechanisms of transmission to produce a surreal scenario of pathetic and intimate gestures in the “concert” he intends to produce. Sculptural power, multiple kinetical issues, references to art history (as for example an intimate theatre of “la mariée mise a nue...”) and acoustical paraphrases will result in a sho