Artwork

corner piece (bat) / Rolf Julius

2000
Rolf Julius, corner piece (bat), 2000
Identifier

IWC.2000.148

Materials

audio; speakers, dirt, audio

Description
Rolf Julius created corner piece (bat) as a reaction to the discovery of a hibernating brown bat in the upper corner of the gallery. A small speaker camouflaged in a little pile of dirt plays a composition of altered natural sounds for the sleeping animal above.
About the Artist
Rolf Julius was born in Germany in 1939 and studied fine art in Bremen. In the mid 1970s he began using sound alongside his visual practice. Later he moved to Berlin and became an important figure in that city’s budding sound art scene. In 1980 Julius’ pioneering work “Dike Line” was presented at the “Fϋr Augen Und Ohren” exhibition alongside work by John Cage. He has created some of the most meaningful and moving works in the grey area between music and art, between sound and silence, slowly emerging as one of the most important and influential sound artists of our time. Whether using photographs, ink drawings, audio compositions, or subtle and sometimes almost hidden outdoor installations, Rolf Julius’ works serve as catalyst, increasing our awareness of the great beauty of the world that surrounds us.
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