5 A.M. #1

Cubist sound sculpture
Wood, tin box, bluetooth speaker
2019

The sculpture is a personal vision of the American manager, one of the interpreters of the Parade ballet. Music by Erik Satie and a one-act scenario by Jean Cocteau. The ballet was composed for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, premiered on Friday, May 18, 1917 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, with costumes and sets designed by Pablo Picasso, choreography by Léonide Massine.
Parade is the representation of a misunderstanding, of a failure: in a fair, three Managers advertise a theater show, but the advertising parade, centered on three numbers of music-halls, is exchanged by the public for the real show show. The desperate attempt of the Managers to save the situation is useless, no one enters.

The artwork is a bluetooth speaker and it contains the entire piano performance of Parade on a micro sd