TONSPUR for a public space
Sound works at MQ in Vienna
A project by Georg Weckwerth and Peter Szely


TONSPUR 79
Keith Rowe [GB/FR]*
“The urge to see everything leads to the frustration of not seeing
anything, of always being driven on to the next thing without
absorbing the last.”**, 2018
8-channel sound work, 7-part series of images
Duration 15:00 min
Concept, recordings, composition, drawings: Keith Rowe
Production: TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien for the series
TONSPUR für einen öffentlichen raum
Special thanks to Stephanie Evans and Jozef Cseres
*69. TONSPUR-Artist-in-Residence at Q21/MQ
**Searle, Adrian: “Chaos in Paris”. In: The Guardian. As of 21 May
2012.





26.11.18–23.02.19
TONSPUR_passage / Q21/MQ Wien
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Daily 10am to 8pm
Opening: Sun 25.11.2018, 5pm
Opening words:
Georg Weckwerth [artistic director TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien]
Jozef Cseres [aesthecian, professor, curator] – read





THE URGE TO SEE EVERYTHING LEADS TO THE FRUSTRATION OF NOT SEEING ANYTHING, OF ALWAYS BEING DRIVEN ON TO THE NEXT THING WITHOUT ABSORBING THE LAST.
I've always been attached to the idea that walls contain a memory of whatever has occurred in front of them, I recall my elders saying “Walls have ears”, fanciful I know, but that's what is guiding me here – to imagine what these walls have absorbed.
Keith Rowe, November 2018

BIOGRAPHY
Keith Rowe, born in Plymouth, United Kingdom in 1940, lives and works in Clisson, France. 69th TONSPUR-Artist-in-Residence of the Q21 (MuseumsQuartier Wien).
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TONSPUR 78 PASSAGE GALLERY
Designed by Keith Rowe