I only use numbers because it is a way of writing without describing.... I choose numbers because they are so steady, limited, artificial. The only thing that has ever been created is the number. A number of something (two chairs or whatever) is something else. It's not pure number, and has other meanings.
--Hanne Darboven quoted in L. Lippard, "Hanne Darboven: Deep in Numbers," Artforum XII/2 (October 1973): 35-36.PHOTO: Hanne Darboven, Requiem, J.S.Bach. Toccata et Fuga d-Moll (BWV 565), 1979/80 (detail).
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