De zucht (The sigh), 2015
bandoneon, instruction label, wood, lacker
42 x 27 x 25 cm
Note / De zucht is a performative work in which air is involved. You hear one tone when you stretch the bandoneon and then, when you release it, with the help of the air valve, it’s as though you hear a sigh.
MvW: ‘At the time I didn’t know that the word bandoneon came from Heinrich Band, the inventor of the instrument and ‘Fueye’ is tango-speak for bandoneon, meaning “bellows”or “lung”. It was only after I had named the work, that I discovered that the so-called “suspiros” of this instrument literally means the sighing of the bandoneon.’