LICHT UND SCHWARZ / DIRTY DRAWINGS / NOWHERE LAND / ADDENDUM / ALAWO / FRACTALS / PRIORITY / ABECEDARIUM / LIES / WOUNDS / SMILES / LEHENLEITEN / DRAWER / STILLE / TREE / DIABELLI / NOCTURNES / LOST / RECALL / ENPOINTE / DIARY / SILENCE / RESETTING / BACKSTREETS / CRISIS / ACA / KUNSTKLAPPE / TABLE / DISCOURSE / VIVOS /


VIVOS VOCO/MORTUOS PLANGO/FULGURA FRANGO (CHAWORO)


A motor inside the pedestal moves the jester's stick rapidly in jerky movements from left to right for a number of seconds when it is dialled-up and controlled remotely from the artist's mobile phone. It makes a sweet melody chime from bronze bells that swirl in the exhibition space. They announce those moments when Moussa Kone is developing a new artistic idea. The title of the work is a medieval saying frequently engraved onto church bells, it is supposed to protect against being struck by lightning during storms. Here it makes the jester's stick into a lightning conductor for inspiration.

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Moussa Kone

"vivos voco/mortuos plango/fulgura frango (chaworo)", epoxy resin, wood, wire etc., 50 x 50 x 170 cm, 2007
Moussa Kone

3D laser scan of the artist's face
Moussa Kone

construction sketch, ink on paper, 30 x 21 cm, 2007
Moussa Kone

construction sketch, ink on paper, 30 x 21 cm, 2007