HD Video 1:00 min looped 

video-projector, wood 

1.2m x 0.4m x 8.0m

Iriya Gallery, Tokyo / Japan

Throughout his life, Gustav Mahler used three "Komponistenhäuschen" (composer’s cottages) for composing, which he had specially built near his respective residences. Each of these cottages is very different. They are physical representations of the different phases of his life. The 1974 film "Mahler" by Ken Russell features a fourth version, a fictional reinterpretation with elements from the actual cottages, which bursts into flames at the beginning of the film. This sudden destruction is combined with a passage from Mahler's unfinished 10th symphony. Once seen together, the action, the place and the music become inseparable. 


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