Born in 1944 in Germany, Rebecca Horn studies at the Hochschule für bildende Künste of Hamburg from 1964 to 1970. In 1968, she starts participating to manifestations of body art. Then she combines minimalism and cinetic art to build a conceptual and self referenced works.
Since 1970, she builds animated machines and determines her vocabulary as “signs and secret language”. Her works mixes litterary allusions and alchemistic references, sexual, metaphysical or cinematographic.
Machines imitate Life while remaining sculpture. They participate to an esthetic world which concentrates touchings to sublimate them in energies:
“The magic wand becomes ray of light
by enchantment joins the up and the down
with pulsations of energy “
R.Horn in “Tailleur du Coeur”
( Cutter of Heart)
For the space of Pièce Unique, Rebecca Horn has conceived a machine-sculpture where the two energies yin and yang create, in their meeting point, a lightning: the Green Beam.