Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Petra Kipphoff von Huene. Text by Marvin Altner, Petra Oelschlägel, Johannes von Müller.
Stephan von Huene (1932-2000) emerged as a pioneer in sound art in the 1960s alongside John Cage, Ed Kienholz and Allan Kaprow. His mechanical sound sculptures drew on the work of all these artists, combining chance sound with assemblage art and performative happening. Making his mark with visually seductive furniture-like acoustic objects such as the "Kaleidophonic Dog," that recall the assemblages of Ed Kienholz, von Heune eventually turned his mechanical marvels towards their performative possibilities, involving his listener-viewers in the production of sound. The Song of the Line examines the artist's works on paper--prints, collages, "mind maps" and sketches--and explicates their relation to his sculptures.
Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers. Artwork by Stephan von Huene. Edited by Christoph Brockhaus. Text by H. Bredekamp, W. Kemp, Petra Kipphoff, J. La Barbara, F. Michel, Petra Oelschl‚ger, Martin Warnke.
Presenting Stephan von Huene's oeuvre in its multimediality and infinite diversity of sources and manifestations, two early cycles of drawings are published for the first time alongside material collage paintings and surreal wood and leather sculptures--these can be understood as preludes to his later computer-controlled sound sculptures, which produce their own world of noises and movements.