"Herr es ist zeit der sommer war sehr gross. Leg deinen schatten auf die sonneuhren, und auf den fluren lass die winde los".
Herbsttag, Rainer Maria Rilke, 1902
For years i have been investigating the purity and the freedom in the relationships between sculpture and sound. I am looking for elementary mechanism that can produce elementary noise, in order to see and to hear what is necessary to achieve a wonder. Fall is an ultimate Baroque action and the stones from the river are elementary objects from Plasy. Combination of the ancient wooden floor of the granary and my "fall machines" gave this little mechanism its wonder.
Nicolaas (Nico) Parlevliet (Katwijk aan Zee, 1948) is Dutch visual and sound artist, working and living in Dordrecht. Parlevliet studied photography at the Fotovakschool in The Hague (1969-1974) and then decided to shift towards visual art and graduated from the Minerva Academy in Groningen.Parlevliet is active as a visual artist, his work was exhibited in Holland and abroad, including Belgium, Germany, Czechoslovakia and England. He is focusing on interactive art, where change and sensory perception are two key concepts. The Textiel Museum in Tilburg has his work in the permanent collection and in the East-Groningen town Mussel realized Parlevliet a piece for public space.