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Hanne Darboven

Born, 1941 in Munich, Germany

From the archived Documenta 11 website : www.documenta12.de//archiv/d11/data/english/index.html

”Following a short episode when she worked as a pianist, Hanne Darboven began studying painting. Influenced by Minimalism in the late 1960s, she created geometric drawings on graph paper, and later, mathematic calculations, in which she ascertained the sum of particular calendar dates. Darboven invented different ways of designing ordered systems”—using calendars, copying literature and scientific texts, combining images, postcards, and photography with columns of numbers or lines of writing”—and has been presenting them in large installations since 1971. Analogous to her “mathematical literature,” at the end of the 1970s Darboven began creating “mathematical music,” in which she transposed numerical structures into musical notation.”

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