day 1291_january 18, 2012

Kunsthalle Basel is showing, until March 04, 2012, an extremely minimalist exhibit.  CE  VD  ET  ER  EK  WE  EK  Artist Cevdet Erek and his show, Week, fills the tall, skylit space with a large stack of black speakers.  The speakers are placed at one end of this double height space and white cloth draped from ceiling to floor forms a rectangular wall structure.  A steady drum beat with occasional acoustic additions plays while a male voice recites MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, DAY, DAY, DAY, DAY, DAY, DAY, DAY.  The blending of the beat and the voice chanting the days of the week creates a pleasing and hypnotic composition that becomes addicting.

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