Rodney GrahamReading Machine for Parsifal. One Signature 1992

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Artist
Rodney Graham (born 1949)
Title
Reading Machine for Parsifal. One Signature
Date 1992
MediumBrass, glass, Perspex, paper and lacquer
Dimensionsobject: 1885 x 805 x 751 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2006
Reference
T12202
Not on display

Summary

Reading Machine for Parsifal. One Signature comprises an unfolded sheet of music, printed on both sides, that is sandwiched between two sheets of glass. The glass is in a brushed brass frame and is mounted on a brass and lacquered stand, cheval glass style, so that it can be rotated. This work is one of a group by Graham about Parsifal, the final opera of the German composer Richard Wagner (1813–83). In these works, which include Parsifal. Transformation Music (Act 1) 1989 (T11932) and Parsifal (1882 – 38,969,364,735) 1990 (T11933), the artist focuses on a sequence of music written as an addition to the original opera by Wagner’s assistant Engelbert Humperdinck (1854–1921). T12202 displays Humperdinck’s supplementary musical score… (read more)

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