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1000 WORDS: ANGELA BULLOCH

FROM THE POINTEDLY economical gestures with which she began her career—amps dimming or brightening in the viewer’s presence (Before and After Follow Each Other, 1990); recordings of applause or jeers triggered by visitors’ movements (as in Laughing Crowd Sound Piece, 1990)—to the polyphonic, multihued blend of geometric structures and son et lumière in which she specializes today, Angela Bulloch has progressively deepened a practice fascinated with ordering systems and the subjective processing of information. Inflecting the stringent aesthetics of Conceptualism and Minimalism with destabilizing elements such as narrative, theatricality, and sensuality (and drawing modernist insularity ever closer to the spheres of contemporary design and entertainment), the Canadian-born, Berlin-based artist’s work habitually underscores and problematizes normative structures.

Since the beginning of the

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