Interlude, a new work by Julian Weaver, ambitiously presents itself before the completion of a larger project of which it is part; namely a work providing one solution to the composer John Cage's dichotomy between live and recorded music.

Interlude stages an inversion of sciagraphy that points towards the anti-recording stance of John Cage. The play of light in the work suggests a certain impermanence consistent with Cage's position, leaning towards a transient composition.

The pianola rolls that make up the work intervene between the dichotomy of recording and live performance both in terms of the titles - 'The Memory of a Song', 'Until' and 'The Lost Chord' - and through the imperfect reproductive mechanism of the player piano that would ordinarily be used to play them.

Pianola rolls, cases, fishing line. Dimensions:244x244cm, variable height.


Exhibited during Pilot

Julian Weaver is an artist with a predilection for the anachronistic. His works are characterised by undue attention to the idiosyncrasies of fields of enquiry which underpin western cultural practice.