Music is an interpretive tool: it is made up of hidden codes, texts and contexts. It makes visible what is impossible to see. The musicians in Codex Subpartum use a spectacular sound installation to transmute the invisible content of eight artworks from the collection of Muzeum Sztuki (Łódź, Poland) into sound.
Move through a wall of sound on the ground floor of Marres, and follow the inward movements of the musical patterns. Every week a new sound piece alternates the previous one. Each one is inspired by one of the eight artworks on display in the upstairs glass displays.
Codex Subpartum searches for words in Wacław Szpakowski’s great handwriting, for memories in the graphics of Mona Vătămanu and Florin Tudor, for algorithms in Suzanne Treister’s diagrams, and for distorting vision elixirs in the works of Bob Cobbing.
Codex Subpartum is a concept and initiative by Muzeum Sztuki.
openingsweekend 18 and 19 december
The opening of this exhibition unfortunately cannot take place as planned. Therefore, Marres will open its doors to visitors the entire weekend of December 18 and 19! Book your free time slot below:
From 18 December, every five days a new sound piece will succeed the previous one. Would you like to hear all eight compositions? With a passe partout ticket you get to visit Codex Subpartum eight times. For €25 euros you’ll experience a new work at Marres weekly (regular price: €80). Check out the program below:
Artists and musicians
Michał Libera, Barbara Kinga Majewska and Konrad Smolénski