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A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NONE
Cotton, stretched on a frame, cross in resin, metronomes. (L x w x h) 2.80 x 2.20 x 2.50 for the tapestry and crosses (L x w x h) 3.20 x 1.30 x 2.00 for the metronomes
1,334,356 tapestry stitches, 408 white crosses, Poème symphonique for 100 metronomes.
The work on display is composed of two times (tick and tock) and three movements.
The first movement, cotton stretched on a frame, was carried out by needle by experienced instrumentalists.
Against a green background, the second movement was executed with heavy weapons and cannon. The 408 participants can testify to the exactness and regularity of the rhythm.
The third movement (the only one that is truly in movement) presents 100 black metronomes on a combed base. They are programmed to play György Ligeti’s Poème symphonique for 100 metronomes, a piece they know by heart.
In the filmed sequence, Georgio Pauen describes what he sees of the work; the images projected on the green canvas of the cemetery were filmed by Jérémy Van Quynh …