Sub Rosa’s, “Tinguely 1967”, by Luc Ferrari, is musique concrète for a television program by C. Caspari.
Captured from recordings made by the composer in 1966 at an exhibition of Jean Tinguely’s work. Once the 110V Liliput engine is turned on, the sculptures start moving instantly in unpredictable ways, as if they had suddenly become frantic. They move in disorganized and excited ways; each action brings them on the verge of self-destruction. Tinguely’s “Balubas” show us how ephemeral and intangible art and life are. The “Balubas” carry joy and despair, fascination and disillusionment.