Hans Peter Kuhn: Five Floors
13 - 25 October 1992
Photograph by Gerhard Kassner
Angel Square, Entrance on Islington High Street, London N1
Angel Square is an imposing office development on the corner of Islington High Street and City Road. Artangel commissioned Hans-Peter Kuhn to create Five Floors in the 40,000 square feet of Angel Square's Block One.
For two weeks from 12 October 1992, three passenger lifts and a flight of stairs connected a limited number of visitors with five different worlds of sound and light. Twice during the residency, Artangel presented Five Dances - a series of choreographic works for each floor, featuring Ellen Van Schuylenburch and Gary Lambert - conceived by Ian Spink in response to Kuhn's environment.
Hans-Peter Kuhn returned to Artangel in 1995 to collaborate with award-winning theatre director Robert Wilson on the project H.G.
"Kuhn succeeds in re-awakening the very concept of hearing so that you find yourself listening to the world with a new set of ears, while thinking twice before adding your voice to the cacophony around us." High Performance, US