Relief méta-mécanique sonore II

82 x 347 x 46 cm

Wood panel painted black with 17 differently shaped cardboard, wood, and sheet-iron elements painted white, iron rods and wires, 2 bottles, a funnel, a saw, 2 cans, 3  electric motors

Every running machine makes noises. Tinguely deliberately built sound elements into many of his machines. This work is one of the two Reliefs sonores created in 1955. These were Tinguely’s first music or sound machines.