Sergei Tcherepnin

Body Bound Notations

Exhibition   08. November 2014 – 07. December 2014

A series of fictional notation patterns painted on linen score pages. Each invented notation takes existing musical language and skews it, often in such a way as to fuse it with living forms or body parts. Simultaneously, many of the score-paintings become instrument-speakers which must be activated in particular ways, with specific body relationships between listener\viewer and painting\instrument. The paintings are in various states of activeness. There is a range of communicative modes. Each painting either suggests or demands communication. A baton curved into swimming notes morphing into a copper wire reaching out to the viewer. A beat frequency creature covered by a copper band-aid serving as an on\off button. These are just some of the ways the paintings beckon to the viewer. The paintings are mounted on moveable chalkboard structures. These chalkboard displays form an architecture in the room through which the viewer must navigate and learn how to absorb. Within this architecture, a brass ensemble consisting of scrap brass forms a musical theater framed by the swarming notations. A composition composed for this 8-piece ensemble will perform at particular times throughout the day.


(Sergei Tcherepnin)

Sergei Tcherepnin is a composer, musician and artist, and currently lives and works in New York. His performances and exhibitions include The MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Pavilion of Georgia at the 55th Venice Biennale, Murray Guy, New York, The Kitchen, New York, Karma International, Zurich, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the 30th São Paulo Biennial, Brazil. He participated in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and is a recipient of 2014 Villa Romana Fellowship in Florence.

With generous support by Land Niedersachsen, Lüneburgischer Landschaftsverband, Hansestadt Lüneburg and Sparkassenstiftung Lüneburg.



Sergei Tcherepnin in conversation with Fiona McGovern and Axel Wieder

Satrurday, 09th November 2014, 6pm


Children guide children (6 to 12 years)

Saturday, 15th November 2014, 11.00 - 11.30am

Registration until 10th November 2014, kids@halle-fuer-kunst.de


Children's Club (6 to 12 years)

Saturday, 15 November 2014, 11.30am- 1.30pm

Registration until 10th November 2014; kids@halle-fuer-kunst.de


"Visionäre Klangwelten. Neue Musik für Flöten und Live-Elektronik" –

Concert by Helmut W. Erdmann

Wednesday, 26th November 2014, 7pm


Art and Cake

Sunday, 30th November 2014, from 3pm


Guided tour

Sunday, 06 Dezember 2014, 3pm


"Möglichkeiten der Live-Elektronik" – Workshop with Helmut W. Erdmann

Thursday, 22th January 2015, 6 - 8pm

Katzenstrasse 1, 21335 Lüneburg

Registration: kids@halle-fuer-kunst.de