Tusch [Fanfare]  2015

Tusch [Fanfare]

Installation view: Nevin Aladağ: Fanfare, HENI Project Space, Hayward Gallery, London, 2020

(photo credits: Thierry Bal)

Tusch [Fanfare]

Installation view: Nevin Aladağ: Fanfare, HENI Project Space, Hayward Gallery, London, 2020

(photo credits: Thierry Bal)

Tusch [Fanfare]

Installation view, Wentrup, Berlin, 2015

(photo credits: Trevor Good)

Tusch [Fanfare]

Tusch-carnival [Fanfare-carnival]

6 cannonballs cast in bronze, foil plot,
Ø 19 cm (each), 118 × 262 cm
(photo credits: Trevor Good)

Tusch [Fanfare]

Tusch-carnival [Fanfare-carnival]

6 cannonballs cast in bronze, foil plot,
Ø 19 cm (each), 118 × 262 cm
(photo credits: Trevor Good)

Tusch [Fanfare]

Tusch-classic [Fanfare-classic]

4 cannonballs cast in bronze, foil plot,
Ø 19 cm (each), 118 × 197 cm
(photo credits: Trevor Good)

Tusch [Fanfare]

Tusch-classic [Fanfare-classic]

4 cannonballs cast in bronze, foil plot,
Ø 19 cm (each), 118 × 197 cm
(photo credits: Trevor Good)

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Tusch [Fanfare]
Tusch [Fanfare]
Tusch [Fanfare]
Tusch [Fanfare]
Tusch [Fanfare]
Tusch [Fanfare]

Tusch is a sequel to her work Marsch from 2014, which was shown at several venues, including an outdoor installation at Kunsthalle Basel. Castings of 17th century cannonballs are the basic elements in Marsch and Tusch. A Tusch is a fanfare, usually played in performative contexts to introduce, conclude or emphasize speeches or performances by honored soloists or conductors. Aladağ notates one such Tusch on the wall – the heads of the notes are the cannonballs, which undergo a musical reinterpretation of their original ballistic milieu. Nevertheless, Aladağ leads us back to the projectile context, for it is a fanfare that introduces the shooting of the cannon in the circus. The cannonballs’ notation depicts the fanfare that acoustically announces the entrance into the ring.