11 55 Million CrystalsBrian Eno
The Transience of Art
In his Chamber of Wonder, “55 Million Crystals”, the world-renowned musician and conceptual artist, Brian Eno, presents a unique “total artwork”. Ambient music, lighting, hand-painted image components and the latest computer technology merge to form a grandiose moving object. “55 Million Crystals” is a meditative piece that changes with barely perceptible transitions. So it can almost be seen as a painting, even though it unfolds and grows over time.
Brian Eno: “I classify 55 Million Crystals somewhere between a painting that never changes its position and music, whose characteristic is constant regeneration. I would like to describe my work as music for the eyes, as painting in time, as an experience of the fourth dimension.”More information (PDF)(76.3 KB pdf)