How Calder is like Beethoven
SFX: Music, spare, meditative
I actually grew up with a mobile above me all the time that was made by my grandfather.
I wish Eighteen Numbered Black was mine.
SFX: Piano opens up into a concerto reminiscent of Beethoven
If you think about a handwritten composition by Beethoven or something, if you think about the notes on the score, then the sculpture starts to have this kind of resonance to how music or sound has these waves, these frequencies. And the mobiles have that, too.
Move around. Try looking at it from different angles.
It has so much going on that each time you see it, you can have a new experience. There’s a sensation that something might even be alive. Even though it’s just metal—you know, sheet metal, wire, paint, you do feel this quality of a presence in the room with you.
SFX: Music fades
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