Sunday, 7 April 2013

I GOT UP

Between 1968 and 1979 the Japanese conceptual artist Mr On Kawara sent two postcards per day on which he had printed the time he had got up. All of the cards list the artist's time of getting up, the date, the place of residence and the name and address of the receiver. Kawara travelled extensively and these daily cards often link into detailed records of his getting up times and local sights. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a collection of 47 of these cards from 1970 covering a visit of Kawara to New York

Below one of the New York sequence, I GOT UP 9:47 AM, from FEB 12 1978 (from HERE).

On Kawara does not give interviews or talk about his work. 

He apparently stopped this sequence when the set of rubber stamps he used for the times and addresses was stolen.




Copyright Kawara
 

Thursday, 4 April 2013

The Seaboard

There aren't many innovations per year these days in pianos. So it is definitely worth having a look at, and listen to, the new Piano like key board, called  a Seaboard, that has been developed by the London based company Roli.













Image Copyright Roli


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