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Taryn Simon

Anthem

2015

Stainless steel music box movements & stained maple

33 1/4 × 15 × 5 inches (84.5 × 38.1 × 12.7 cm)


Edition of 35


$15,000
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In Taryn Simon’s “Anthem”, 50 visually identical music box movements sit quietly in repetitive concert on a custom made shelf. Each movement plays the national anthem of one of the world’s top 50 countries, ranked by Gross Domestic Product (GDP). “Anthem” repositions booming nationalistic melodies as something more personal and delicate. As multiple boxes are cranked at the same time, new relationships and cacophonies emerge, however the physical position of each box remains fixed in its strict hierarchical order.

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Front view
Side view
Detail

Taryn Simon

Anthem

2015

Stainless steel music box movements & stained maple

33 1/4 × 15 × 5 inches (84.5 × 38.1 × 12.7 cm)


Edition of 35


$15,000
----------

In Taryn Simon’s “Anthem”, 50 visually identical music box movements sit quietly in repetitive concert on a custom made shelf. Each movement plays the national anthem of one of the world’s top 50 countries, ranked by Gross Domestic Product (GDP). “Anthem” repositions booming nationalistic melodies as something more personal and delicate. As multiple boxes are cranked at the same time, new relationships and cacophonies emerge, however the physical position of each box remains fixed in its strict hierarchical order.

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