Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Studio visit

Our class was fortunate to be able to go over to Marx's studio a few days ago and play with some of his sound sculptures and his flurries.

If you want to see more pictures of the sound sculptures, check out this link

Sound Sculptures (there are some pictures of his Stardust on this page).

Last but certainly not least, here is a picture of the man himself:

and this is what he has to say:

It was a boring Saturday
at the Mills College
sculpture studio
in California.
No Plans for the day.
I found a door knob on the table
and welded some wires on one end
just for the fun of it.
I place a knob to my ear
and strummed the wire
on the opposite end


I got another door knob
welded some wire on it also
and connected the two door knobs
with a metal wire which went over
my head so the knobs
were against my ear.

I invented a manual Walkman.

Found in the Marxhausen gallery--poem used in one of his shows.

- Amber Konz

These comments were posted on the original blog site:Fantastic pictures. The sound sculptures are so awesome, I wish I had some of my own to play around with, and the flurries are just as entertaining. It's good to see the blog up and moving along, and it's looking fantastic. And now to bookmark it.
October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteven Odom

I saw this post on Gizmodo and immediately thought of Marxhausen

Thank you for the Flurry picture; I guess my memory is accurate.

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEliot