Kinetic and Sound Sculptures

These mobile, sounding sculptures are the center of Stephan von Huene’s art. During the 1960s, he constructed mechanically operated, sculptural objects whose physical presence in space is to some extent reminiscent of mysterious statues, or of peculiar items of furniture, and which begin to lead lives of their own with the push of a button. For Allan Kaprow, they radiated a “magical presence.” During the 1970s and 1980s, these sculptures acquired the character of automatic musical instruments. With the “Text Tones,” they were expanded to become interactive sound installations which occupy entire rooms. Added as well during the 1990s were pictorial media, drawings for example in “Tisch Tänzer” (“Dancing on Tables”), and projections, for example in the “Blaue Bücher” (“Blue Books”) and “Sirenen Low” (“Sirens Low”).

1964 – 67

Kaleidophonic Dog

Kaleidophonic Dog

Kaleidophonic Dog

1967

Tap Dancer

Tapdancer

Tapdancer

1967

Washboard Band

Washboard Band

Washboard Band

1967 – 69

Rosebud Annunciator

Rosebud Annunciator

Rosebud Annunciator

1969 – 70

Totem Tones

Totem Tones

Totem Tone IV

1974 / 76

Glass Pipes

Glass Pipes

Glass Pipes

1974 / 1992

Drum

Drum

Drum

1979 / 1982 – 1983

Text Tones

Text Tones

Text Tones (Baden-Baden)

1985

Magic Flute

Die Zauberflöte

Magic Flute

1987

Extended Schwitters

Der Erweiterte Schwitters

Extended Schwitters

1988 – 1993

Dancing on Tables

Tisch Tänzer

Table Dancer

1990

Lexichaos

Lexichaos

Lexichaos

1990 / 1997

The New Lore Ley

Die Neue Lore Ley

The New Lore Ley

1996

The Man from Jüterbog

Der Mann von Jüterbog

The Man from Jüterbog

1996

Greetings

Greetings

Greetings

1997

What’s wrong with Art

What s Wrong With Art

What’s Wrong With Art

1997

Entry Questions – Exit Questions

Eingangsfragen Ausgangsfragen

Entry Questions – Exit Questions

1997

Blue Books

Blaue Bücher

Blue Books

1999

The Semiconductor of Chemnitz

Der Halbleiter von Chemnitz

The Semiconductor of Chemnitz

1999

Sirens Low

Sirenen Low

Sirens Low

2000

Portrait of Klaus Hegewisch

portrait klaus hegewisch

Portrait Klaus Hegewisch