25 Songs on 25 Lines of Words on Art Statement for Seven Voices and Dance
6 April – 6 May 2000
Joe Felber, Elliott Gyger and Lucy Guerin
25 Songs is a multimedia installation by artist Joe Felber, working collaboratively with dancer–choreographer Lucy Guerin and composer Elliott Gyger, in a response to Ad Reinhardt's seminal 1958 writings on modernism, art and abstraction.
Suspended light pendulums and long polished stainless steel tubes, pipe Gyger's musical composition for seven voices into the gallery – a visual and aural environment in which the viewer can move about. Traversing the space is the image of the dancer, Lucy Guerin, responding to the sounds, images and lightscapes. Felber's graphics complete the installation, drawing the audience back to Reinhardt's texts, which lie at the centre of this work.
A touring installation conceived and developed by Joe Felber. Catalogue essays by Wayne Tunnicliffe, Trevor Smith, Karen Lim, Clare Williamson and Erica Green.