MUEZZIN: general view with sun behind minaret and smoke from fog machines rising
Legendary pioneer of Happenings, Allan Kaprow, created a piece for inSITE94 that referenced his historic contribution to art in his use of the found, commonplace, and literal experience. Kaprow chose to use the minaret tower at Centro Escolar Agua Caliente as the site for his piece and elaborated on the associations it evoked, from Muslim prayer towers to rockets and war missiles. With the title "MUEZZIN," Kaprow made a reference to the Islamic crier, or muezzin, who calls worshippers to prayer throughout the day. Rather than a human voice however, the artist used a recording of barking dogs calling out from the tower every hour, while a dense fog simultaneously was emitted from the base of the tower, simulating the firing of a missile. --inSITE94
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 01, Item 176)
Centro Escolar Agua Caliente (Tijuana, Mexico)
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found objects; smoke; loudspeakers; audio
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Film, Audio, Video and Digital Art
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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