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why pink, why yellow, 2001
speakers, drawings, bowls, glass, photographs, pigment, CD players, amplifiers
500 Sampsonia Way, 3rd Floor

why pink, why yellow (2001)

why pink, why yellow is the installation of a five-channel music composition emitted from a floor arrangement of speakers, Japanese tea bowls, digital prints and small panes of glass. The speakers are placed under the glass and within the bowls, making their contents, red and black powder pigments and viscous pink hand soap, jump and shift with the vibrations. The music is comprised mostly of computer altered natural sounds played via an array of portable CD players, left exposed as part of the installation.

Watch a video clip of the installation here.

Listen to a sample of the work here.

why pink, why yellow (2001)



why pink, why yellow (2001)

why pink, why yellow (2001)


corner piece (bat), 2001
speaker, dirt, audio
500 Sampsonia Way, 3rd Floor
corner piece (bat) (2001)


Rolf Julius created corner piece (bat) as a reaction to the discovery of a hibernating brown bat in the upper corner of the gallery. A small speaker camouflaged in a little pile of dirt plays a composition of altered natural sounds for the sleeping animal above.

Listen to a sample of the work here.


corner piece (bat) (2001)

corner piece (bat) (2001)

Rolf Julius
Born 1939, Wilhelmshaven, Germany; died 2011, Berlin, Germany

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