Austrian duo HVOB have put together a mix for the the Tate Modern’s new series, Mix Tate.
Delivering the fifth mix in the new series, Anna Müller and Paul Wallner take inspiration from the serenity and clarity of Helena Almeida’s series Drawing (with pigment) 1995–9.
The mix features tracks from their recently released second album Trialog, released by Stil Vor Talent last month. Listen to the mix and download it for free via the Tate’s website here.
“There are pictures that demand your attention. And there are pictures that appear unremarkable. That’s their party trick. These pictures are like Trojans. They work their way into your head, into your heart and soul, where they flourish, and the best ones stick with you forever. I’m not familiar enough with Helena Almeida’s work to be able to discuss it. But judging by the pictures of hers I do know, she is a master of the visual equivalent of an earworm. When I came across this picture for the first time, I almost overlooked it. But it soon came back, like a memory, you could say that the picture materialized within me. I’ve carried it with me ever since, it accompanies me, sometimes it’s stoical, sometimes imperious, sometimes expectant or dormant.”
“I’m captivated by the perfection of the drawing. This simplicity creates a calmness and clarity, a serenity and wisdom, which nurtures the desire to discover new things.”