On Kawara "One Million Years"

David Zwirner 19th Street

poster for On Kawara "One Million Years"

This event has ended.

The on-going project began with the leather-bound twenty-volume set of books One Million Years [Past] and One Million Years [Future] created by the artist in 1969.
For the artwork, a male and a female reader sit in a recording booth in the center of the gallery and alternate reciting the numbered years collected in these volumes. For the first time, a live recording of the reading will happen in real time. CDs will be recorded and edited on-site. The CDs will later be produced in limited edition wooden boxed sets.
Readers, native-born American speakers, will read from the type-written books and be recorded in a sound booth for two-hour intervals in the gallery, Tuesday through Saturday 10 am - 6 pm.



from January 14, 2009 to February 14, 2009


On Kawara

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    perke: (2009-02-09 at 18:02)

    if you can't make it to the gallery/ can't participate, jerry saltz's report is quite telling http://nymag.com/arts/art/reviews/53763/index1.html pretty meditative! the molly character in the NYMag story makes it so much more intense.
    i hope i can make it and read some. at one point it was said, you must have a native english pronunciation, i wonder it it's still true(excluding scottish, irish...?)?

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