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AKIRA IKEDA GALLERY / BERLIN

On Kawara:"One Million Years (Past and Future)"

24 CD Boxed Set (Recorded at Akira Ikeda Gallery/Berlin in 2002)

 

This 24 CD boxed set was produced in association with the live reading and recording of "One Million Years (Past and Future)" by On Kawara (September 3 - November 23, 2002) at Akira Ikeda Gallery/Berlin Schonhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin, Germany.

Akira Ikeda Gallery /Berlin hosted the first live recording sessions of "One Million Years", all other previously released "One Million Years" CDs including the CD set from Documenta XI were recorded in studios. Native German speakers read in English and all odd numbers were read by men, all even numbers by women.

Each live recording session was approximately 60 minutes. The "Past" and the "Future" segments were recorded alternately in each recording session. During the live recording of the "Past", in a separate room of the gallery, pre-recorded "Future" CD was played and during the recording of the "Future", pre-recorded "Past" CD was played. It was purely an audio exhibition, there were no visual elements in the gallery. This clearly made this exhibition a reading/recording exhibition and distinguished itself from previously organized "One Million Years" shows.

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CD Information:

PAST CD

CD #

Years Covered

Recording Date

Readers

25

988,628BC-988,271BC

09/06/2002

Anne Gudurat, Michael Pauseback

26

988,270BC-987,855BC

09/12/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Bernhard Zilling

27

987,854BC-987,420BC

09/14/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Alexander Lammers

28

987,419BC-987,015BC

09/20/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Mario Buset

29

987,014BC-986,621BC

09/26/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Mario Buset

30

986,620BC-986,232BC

9/28/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Mario Buset

31

986,231BC-985,877BC

10/05/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Alexander Lammers

32

985,876BC-985,485BC

10/12/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Alexander Lammers

33

985,484BC-985,054BC

10/19/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Alexander Lammers

34

985,053BC-984,657BC

10/26/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Alexander Lammers

35

984,656BC-984,241BC

11/2/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Alexander Lammers

36

984,240BC-983,797BC

11/22/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Alexander Lammers

FUTURE CD

CD#

Years Covered

Recording Date

Readers

25

13,293AD-13,791AD

09/05/2002

Suse Bick, Wilhelm Wiehe

26

13,792AD-14,251AD

09/07/2002

Dorothea Gassert, Kurt Gassert

27

14,252AD-14,768AD

09/13/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Alexander Lammers

28

14,769AD-15,310AD

09/19/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Mario Buset

29

15,311AD-15,785AD

09/21/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Mario Buset

30

15,786AD-16,273AD

09/27/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Mario Buset

31

16,274AD-16,729AD

10/04/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Alexander Lammers

32

16,730AD-17,211AD

10/11/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Alexander Lammers

33

17,212AD-17,703AD

10/18/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Alexander Lammers

34

17,704AD-18,195AD

10/25/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Alexander Lammers

35

18,196AD-18,679AD

11/01/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Alexander Lammers

36

18,680AD-19,155AD

11/08/2002

Margitta Hubmer, Alexander Lammers

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Additional Information:

Books: On Kawara produced twelve sets of "One Million Years (Past)" in 1970-71 in New York. Each set consists of ten volumes and begins with the year 998,031 BC and ends with the year 1,969 AD. Each book is made up of 200 pages and each page holds 500 typed years. They were first shown at Galerie Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf in 1971.

"One Million Years (Past)" is dedicated to: For all those who have lived and died.

The first set (ten volumes) of "One Million Years (Future)" was produced in 1980 in New York and was shown the following year at Galerie Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf. The year 1981 AD - 1001980 AD were covered. Eleven more sets were made in 1981-98.

One Million Years (Future)" is dedicated to: For the last one.

Compact Discs: In 1999, Dia Center for the Arts in New York published the first audio recording of "One Million Years" on CD. As of May, 2005, there are 38 CDs published by different institutions.

List of CDs published as of May, 2005

CD# Institution Years Covered
CD 1 Past Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris;Paris, France Past 998, 031 AD - 997, 400 BC
CD 1Future Dia Center for the Arts; New York, USA Future 1994 AD - 2613 AD

CD 2 - 6Past & Future

David Zwirner, New York, USA Past 997, 399 BC - 994, 993 BC Future 2, 614 AD - 5, 565 AD
CD 7 - 8Past & Future Konrad Fischer; Dusseldorf, Germany Past 994, 992 BC - 993, 721 BCFuture 5, 566 AD - 6, 900 AD
CD 9 - 24Past & Future Documenta XI; Kassel, Germany Past 993, 720 BC - 988. 629 BC Future 6, 901 AD - 13, 292 AD
CD 25 - 36Past & Future Akira Ikeda Gallery/Berlin; Berlin, Germany Past 988, 628 BC - 983,797BC Future 13, 293 AD - 19,155AD
CD 37 - 38Past & Future South London Gallery; London, England Past 983,796BC - 983,069 BC Future 19,156AD - 19,940AD
CD 39 - 50Past & Future Akira Ikeda Gallery/Taura; Taura, Japan Past 983,068 BC - 978,483BC Future 19,941AD - 23,641AD
CD 51 - 74Past & Future La Maison Rouge; Paris, France Past 978,482BC - 972,889BC Future 23,642AD - 29,120AD
CD 75 - 82Past & Future Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore; Singapore, Republic of Singapore Past 972,888BC - 971,212BC Future 29,121AD - 31,426AD
CD 83 - 86 Past & Future Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo; Vigo, Spain Past 971,211BC - 969,612BC Future 31,427AD - 33,410AD

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"One Million Years (Past and Future)" CD Past & Future 25 - 36 Credits

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