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Roni HORN

Saying Water

Label: Dia Foundation

Format: CD

Genre: Sound Art

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Artist Roni Horn performs a 61 minute monologue reading from her writings on water. a monologue that she performed at the exhibition's opening, literary allusions became discursive. Dressed in black jacket and pants, she assumed the mannered cadence of a poet, showing slides and interrogating her work, her viewers, and herself. Emphasizing in her poses the androgyny of her name, her self-conscious attitude shifted to become by turns conversational, anecdotal, and seductive. Paired with the non-narrative structure of her photography, chains of quotations linked figures as disparate as Emily Dickinson, Hank Williams, and Martin Heidegger. These accumulations reiterated a desire for transparency in the face of opaque mundane experience. "Water is the master verb," stated Horn, "an act of perpetual relation."

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File under: Sound installation
Cat. number: ISBN: 2598914112
Year: 2007