Structure Study l
2012
Enamel paint on PVC pipes and ABS plastic on found chairs, performers in school uniform, translating and playing from musical scores made up of images, line charts and pie charts relating to current events. Performers: Sophia Sobers, Katie Taylor
sculpture: 183 cm x 137 cm x 167.5 cm
original Performance time: 9:00 minutes


The German Recorder Movement (1920s to 1930s) was an effort the latched onto the on-going German Youth Movement and attempted to return the children back to the simple, pristine ways of life. Peter Harlan, the leader of the Recorder Movement, wanted an instrument "whose sound could not be enhanced, no matter how great the art; whose essence could not be altered by any virtuosity". Children led by their young and energetic leaders, hiked and camped throughout the country, away from the corruption of industrialization and authoritarian militarism. During the time of Hitler Youth, the recorder flute became one of the most important musical instrument for children especially because of the Orff Schulwerk musical education method, created by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman, which was then passed on to the rest of the world after world war two. This is why children around the world have to learn recorder flutes in schools.