Stephan von Huene | Lexichaos
The complete work of Stephan von Huene: kinetic and sound sculptures, sculptures, assemblages, drawings
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Lexichaos

Lexichaos
Lexichaos

photos: Franz Wamhof

Lexichaos, detail
Lexichaos, detail

Lexichaos / From Understanding the Misunderstanding to Misunderstanding the Understandable

1990

S 1990–1

Installation of three wooden towers, each with eight rectangular wooden pipes
and 27 (formerly 30 ) plates
wood, organ components, computer, speakers, sensors, bells

Towers, each about 357 x 50 x 50 cm,
Tablets, each 100 x 70 x 4.7 cm,
voice: Pastor Ottfried Jordahn

the work includes four mind map drawings,
1999 pencil on paper, each 21 x 29,7 cm

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik

Hamburger Kunsthalle 2003,

Jan-Peter Gehrckens (© NDR 2003)

0:47 min

Resounding from the three towers are biblical texts on the Tower of Babel (Moses 1:11) in Ancient Greek, Hebrew, and German. The panels have built-in sensors that emit a piercing ringing sound when anyone passes.

Lexichaos (exhib. Babylon Mythos und Wahrheit, Berlin)
Lexichaos (exhib. Babylon Mythos und Wahrheit, Berlin)

photo: Thomas Bruns

Lexichaos, plate
Lexichaos, plate

photos: Estate Stephan von Huene, ZKM, Karlsruhe

Lexichaos, plate
Lexichaos, plate
Lexichaos, tablet
Lexichaos, plate
Getty Talk, Lexichaos 1991
Getty Talk, Lexichaos 1991

photo: Elke Walford