"Überorgan" (2000)

"Überorgan," 2000
Woven polyethylene, nylon, net, cardboard tubing, various mechanical components, dimensions variable
Installation view at Ace Gallery, New York, 2002
Collection of Ace Gallery
Courtesy Ace Gallery, Los Angeles

"The balloons look like whales suspended in the air...hovering above you, and the sound is kind of biomorphic like a bleating or whale sound. But it’s all based on a score that I put together using lots of old church hymns and ‘Sailor’s Hornpipe’ and ‘Swan Lake.’ There was an improvisational piece that I invited a guest composer in for. So there was this score...constrained to a scale of just twelve tones."

- Tim Hawkinson