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Work by Darren Almond: Mono/Chrono/Pneumatic Black

Darren Almond: Live Sentence

14 May to 27 September 2004

The acclaimed British artist (born 1971) creates a work specifically for Linz, which ties into previous investigations in his work. He links the (empty) interior space of the Linz penitentiary with the museum space using a live audiovisual transmission. Partial views and the coherent backdrop of noise turn the rooms in Lentos into a trail through the prison.

One component of the installation is an over-sized digital clock, which emphasizes the shared real-time experience of the visitors with one another and with the absent, imaginary prison inmates. This empathy on the one hand and the additional linking of two fundamental social institutions (culture/education and the judiciary) are the subject matter of the program of this unusual work.

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