Ni Queue ni Tête (Neither Tail nor Head)

Basic Information

Title: Ni Queue ni Tête (Neither Tail nor Head)
Artist(s): Vera Molnar
Date Created: 2014
Edition Info:
Unframed Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.5 in.
Inventory ID: Molnar-2014-01


A collaborative project bringing together a visual work by Vera Molnar, a composition with text by Jean-Yves Bosseur, and performance by Pascal Dubreuil. Edited and published by Couleurs Contemporaines and Bernard Chauveau.

The work is housed in a custom-made portfolio box containing a folded work by Vera Molnar over six meters long that is printed on 90-gram Acroprint Edizioni paper, a musical score partition booklet by Jean-Yves Bosseur, and a CD of the performance by Pascal Dubreuil.

it was printed in December 2014 with 135 copies including:
20 copies reserved for the artist that are signed and numbered from I to XX
15 hors commerce copies reserved for collaborators that are signed and lettered from A to O
100 remaining copies that are signed and numbered from 1 to 100

5.5 x 5.5” when closed / 5.5 x 253” when open

At the end of the ‘50’s, Véra Molnar created a series of inclined segments linked together at the top and bottom, by using a data processing program. Coming back to this work later on, the artist presented a piece resuming the totality of her research on the line, disorder, widening and shrinking. Jean-Yves Bosseur, composer and musicologist, has studied the graphic structure proposed by Véra Molnar in order to adapt and transcribe it musically in the form of a partition for the harpsichord.  What he explored goes beyond a simple musical adaptation: he created a musical vocabulary that echoes Véra Molnar’s formal project.


Detail images of the work

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