SHELF LIFE #16 – SILENT LANGUAGE Inken Reinert
Book launch & musical performance
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 6 – 9 pm
Claudia Risch – saxophone and bass clarinet
Markus Wettstein – scrap metal and melodica
starts at 6.30 pm
LAGE EGAL Raum für aktuelle Kunst
Curated by Pierre Granoux
Danziger Str. 145, 10407 Berlin
The series of drawings Silent Language drawings superimpose curves and diagrammes from a scientific book about electro-accoustic notation of voices.
„Eighty years later, Inken Reinert delved into the tables of the mechanical recordings of words we can no longer hear. When she eventually began drawing on the charts, the voices of the Italian men and women seem to resonate with her. The artist becomes a medium that records and transforms the sounds of those words spoken many years ago.“
With texts by Ania Corcilius, Manuel Saiz, Markus Wettstein.
Edited and designed by Janine Sack.
72 pages, 18 drawings
180 x 230 mm
Drawings unfolded 340 x 230 mm
Soft cover, swiss binding
English, German, Spanish
Book plus lithography on original page
from the book L’analisi elettroacustica del linguaggio by Gemelli and Pastori, Società Editrice “Vita e pensiero”, Milano, 1934