5841_001_pub--imatge-kafka
5841_001_pub--imatge-kafka
Tres
Kafka
1992-1994
In a tribute concert to the Dadaist Cabaret Voltaire held in 1985, a multidisciplinary musician whose name is unknown to us and who signed his name as Tres (“three”, that is, the day he was born) decided to dedicate all his work to the poetics of silence. Since then, he has turned to silence as absence, as protest, and as a language in his sound performances, art interventions, and guerrilla art installations. With visual references such as James Lee Byars and Joseph Beuys, sounds such as John Cage, poetics such as William S. Burroughs and Stéphane Mallarmé, and theorists such as Susan Sontag, Tres leaves a record of silence. His intimate actions include emptying copies of a newspaper of content by piercing their pages with tiny holes, stamping a silent letter with a printing stamp, making art interventions on images of his poetic and artistic references, turning a pair of scissors into a tool with which to cut silence, or writing a verse from Mallarmé’s poem, A Throw of the Dice will Never Abolish Chance, in braille above the poet’s portrait. "In a verbally incontinent society there is no room for silence," Tres argued.
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original title
Kafka
artist
year of acquisition
2020
type of object
Drawing
dimensions
42 x 32 cm
Copyright
© Tres
registration number
R.5841
date
1992-1994
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Imatge tractada
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
original title
Kafka
registration number
R.5841
artist
date
1992-1994
year of acquisition
2020
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
type of object
Drawing
media
Imatge tractada
dimensions
42 x 32 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Copyright
© Tres
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