AbraCadereSalubra

Angela Bulloch

AbraCadereSalubra (2009)

Since 2000 the so-called „pixel boxes“ have been the trademark of Berlin-based artist Angela Bulloch. With reference to the serial structures of Minimalism, the artist, born in Ontario/Canada in 1966, developed a sculptural module, that in ever new constellation serves as the basis for large-scale installations. Series and systems of the generation and display of colours were likewise at the centre of the two horizontal pixel box pieces: „Chains“ from 2002 which in paying tribute to artist’s artist varied and rhythmically played sequences of his permutations of colours. Cadere’s colour sequences that always involved a „systemic error“ were also a model for an early work that could thus be regarded as a precusor for the by now canonic developments in Bulloch’s oeuvre: „Mastermind Beads“ from 1998.

For Texte zur Kunst Angela Bulloch has produced a special artist’s edition entitled „AbraCadereSalubra“, 2009. It is a chain measuring 30 × 1 × 2 cm, consisting of 30 beads, that have been cast in tin after handmade models and have then been handpainted. According to two preset systems, related to Cadere and Le Corbusier, these beads have been connected on a metal string. The work comes in an edition of 40 + 10 APs. Each is accompanied by a signed and numbered certiciate. Each of these unique pieces costs 580,– Euro plus shipping.