Behind the Scenes 2012
50 Different Minds Installed
We installed #1/5 in the apartment of Robert Bielecki, who’s a philanthropist, angel investor, and cognoscente of poetry, new music and contemporary art.
Robert wrote on his blog FastOrbit
I made the decision to acquire edition 1 of 5 the day I saw the inchoate artist proof a year ago. Conceptually it is completely original. 50 Different Minds is nine panels of sumptuous, saturated colors. It’s thought-provoking and meditative, deeply mindful of art history and decisively futurisitc, ironically repititious and non-repeating.
Perhaps the highest compliment I can offer is that 50 Different Minds is a visual corrollary to Morton Feldman’s composition Triadic Memories. Of that work he states:
“What Western musical forms have become is a paraphrase of memory. But memory could operate otherwise as well. In Triadic Memories, [...], there is a section of different types of chords where each chord is slowly repeated. One chord might be repeated three times, another, seven or eight - depending on how long I felt it should go on. Quite soon into a new chord I would forget the reiterated chord before it. I then reconstructed the entire section: rearranging its earlier progression and changing the number of times a particular chord was repeated. This way of working was a conscious attempt at “formalizing” a disorientation of memory. Chords are heard repeated without any discernible pattern. In this regularity (though there are slight gradations of tempo) there is a suggestion that what we hear is functional and directional, but soon realize that this is an illusion; a bit like walking the streets of Berlin - where all the buildings look alike, even if they’re not.”