Kovács / O’Doherty
APRIL 12–13 2017
MNAC — MUSEU NACIONAL DE ARTE CONTEMPORÂNEA
In the durational installation ‘Increments’, Kóvacs / O’Doherty perform a series of repeated actions on two drums over the course of several hours. Recordings of every new action are made simultaneously with the playback of previous ones, allowing a sedimentation process that results in a combination of sounds of growing density. Older layers are evidently the ones more deeply transformed by the acoustics of the space as they are subjected to a higher number of playback operations. The obvious reference is Alvin Lucier and his renowned piece “I am sitting in a room”.
Photos Vitorino Coragem