This was a French bell made in 1742. The bell was melted down at a German foundry. All of its metal was formed into 47 small hand-bells. These bells, each held by one person, will be rung at local noon each day of the New York Art Book Fair. Performers will gather together and ring the bells as if the old bell still existed. They will then disperse into fair, fragmenting, falling out of sync, re-distributing time throughout the space.
David Horvitz and Recess present Let Us Keep Our Own Noon at the New York Art Book Fair, a performance of the bells ringing.
A very special thanks to Michael at Der Glockenladen.