Natasha Ginwala & Daniel Muzyczuk (Eds.)
The Museum of Rhythm begins as a virtual institution that engages rhythm as a tool for interrogating the foundations of modernity and the sensual complex of time in daily experience. When using the large cultural infrastructure of an art museum, one can juxtapose modern and contemporary art with ethnographic research, cinema, music, and scientific instruments to set in resonance a critical apparatus and to conduct exercises in rhythmanalysis. The exhibition catalog, which functions as both a massive visual document and a reader, is the product of research that sees art as the means by which the ideologies of rhythm are implemented. Installation views show artworks beside objects, film, and history documents related to time measurement, labor monitoring devices, choreog- raphy, and music practice, all allowing humans to experience more complex rhythms. Artworks and essays by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Erick Beltrán, Robert Brain, Francisco Camacho Herrera, Natasha Ginwala, Robert Horvitz, Ken Jacobs, Elisabeth Lebovici, Ernst Mach, Angela Melitopoulos, Daniel Muzyczuk, Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, Jean Painlevé, Forrestine Paulay, Kathleen Rivera, Simon Schaffer, Georg Simmel, Wadada Leo Smith, Stephen Willats, and Jason Young.
8 ½ x 10 ¾ in. / 352 pp / Full b&w and color
Retail Price: $58.00
MUZEUM SZTUKI, ŁÓDZ