Pulsar, by Pim Piët and Anna Mikhailova, Stroom, The Hague


Painter Pim Piët and composer Anna Mikhailova have been cooperating on their Pulsar-project for some years now. In Stroom’s Ondertussen (Meanwhile) series they give an update.

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You can look at and listen to a musical performance and

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there’s a gorgeous book by Piët which could read as a simple musical score. Piët’s style

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– reminiscent of explanatory scientific illustrations of the nineteen seventies – is

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quite lyrical in spite of its minimalistic looks. In his

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wall painting, integrated in the presentation, the dots could represent the bleeps produced by the pulsars.

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You can also see Piët at work. And generally

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there’s a lot of music in the air, or rather

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in the cosmos.

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(Click on the pictures to enlarge)

Bertus Pieters