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CLOSEUP Allan Kaprow, MUEZZIN, inSITE94.

Allan Kaprow, created a piece 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.
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Duration: 4 min.

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