Visionary Landscapes [the making of]

I invited a pianist to play from memory the piece “Visionary Landscapes” by the American composer Alan Hovhaness on the wall with his fingers dipped in ink. As if the music could become an image, I divided the colors on the pianist’s fingers in a way that a visual landscape appeared when he started playing it on the wall. The colors that were used – dark green, red earth, raw umber, carbon black, two different hues of blue, and cadmium yellow – created a visualization of the skyline and the soil on the wall.

Pianist performed excerpt from Visionary Landscapes by Alan Hovhaness, played from memory with fingers dipped in ink (pianist Brian Daurelle)

Dimensions variable,


exhibited at:

Marginalia, curated by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway, The Drawing Center, New York, NY