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@ Calvert 22, London

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Boguslaw Schaeffer “PR-I VIII”, 1972
Graphic score, ink on paper

The exhibition presented art works from concept movements which grew on the technological revolution of the XX century and flourished in 60s. The ubiquity of radio, telephone, photography and cinema forced artists to redefine the purpose of art, walk away from the naturalistic approach, analyse various forms of communication and the relationship of the sound-word-image. New studios were established producing so called concrete musicĀ (Pierre Schaeffer – Club d’ Essai in Paris- 1940; Electronic Music Studio-Cologne-1951). Also words (which carry sounds and images) were de-constructed in order to unify them with their origins in form of a concrete poetry.

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