Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict

Veneklasen/Werner, Berlin, 6 July – 14 September

By Martin Herbert

Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict, 2013 (installation view). © and courtesy Veneklasen/Werner, Berlin Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict, 2013 (installation view). © and courtesy Veneklasen/Werner, Berlin

For their widely unloved 1969 double album Ummagumma, Pink Floyd recorded the slice of varispeeded musique concrète that gives this 13-artist group show its protracted title. A cheery festival of chirps, giggles and rumbles, the track feels – between its appellation and
its execution – at once ancient and modern. And as such, and beyond the presence of vintage Floyd stage speakers in the final room, it fits this ambitious exhibition. The track’s ‘voices’ are electronically produced but sound organic; and…

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