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Peter Piller

Press release

Peter Piller – Geduld

By installing a sound installation in the gallery’s lower ground floor - the exhibition’s eponymous work and the first ever sound-based work by the artist - Piller lays a foundation of sorts that underpins the content of the works on the walls of the building’s ground floor. Isolated from the vocals of various cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach and reassembled as a montage, the word Geduld (patience) is presented as a minimalistic sound collage. With this, the artist reduces the concept of patience - one supposedly unambiguously associated with strength of character - to a symbol open to other interpretations and projections. The principle displayed here towards the work’s audience - of openly offering rather than explicitly determining - is also repeated in the wall-based works presented elsewhere in the exhibition.