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:
10/100
12/100
Unframed Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.5 in.
Medium:
Inventory ID: Molnar-2014-01

Description

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

More Artworks By Vera Molnar

Hommage à Barbaud No. 8 (Tribute to Barbaud)

The numbers are a date code: The first set of numbers stands for the year and day that the piece was made. The second set of numbers is the time stamp that the plotter drawing was completed. This code tells us that this piece was drawn and completed at 12:20.08pm on Saturday, October 5th, 1974.

Hommage à Barbaud No. 7 (Tribute to Barbaud)

The numbers are a date code: The first set of numbers stands for the year and day that the piece was made. The second set of numbers is the time stamp that the plotter drawing was completed. This code tells us that this piece was drawn and completed at 12:14.11pm on Saturday, October 5th, 1974.

Hommage à Barbaud No. 6 (Tribute to Barbaud)

The numbers are a date code: The first set of numbers stands for the year and day that the piece was made. The second set of numbers is the time stamp that the plotter drawing was completed. This code tells us that this piece was drawn and completed at 12:09.58pm on Saturday, October 5th, 1974.

Hommage à Barbaud No. 5 (Tribute to Barbaud)

The numbers are a date code: The first set of numbers stands for the year and day that the piece was made. The second set of numbers is the time stamp that the plotter drawing was completed. This code tells us that this piece was drawn and completed at 4:27.21pm on Thursday, September 19th, 1974.