Eiko Ishibashi / Jim O'Rourke
Lifetime of a Flower
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For the exhibition »Flowers in 20th and 21st Century Art«, Eiko Ishibashi and Jim O‘Rourke had created the installation »Lifetime of a Flower« in which they set parameters but allowed the process itself to grow uncontrollably. Literally: in the garden of their Japanese house, they planted seeds and filmed the plant growing and thriving throughout the duration of the exhibition. Visitors were able to watch the stream in real time - and they heard a composition in which Ishibashi and O‘Rourke reflected the organic process in sound. The eponymous composition is now available on LP, is an enigmatic and sophisticated layering of sounds, melodies and rhythms, noises from everyday life, all of which are repositories of associations, memories and expectations.