“Transient Symphony” by Frank Bueltge is a masterpiece that captures the essence of time in a complex and mesmerizing way. The installation consists of a set of 12 sleek metallic plates suspended in the air at different heights, forming a seemingly random pattern. Each plate is connected to a small motor that moves it in a smooth, choreographed dance. The movements are subtle, yet deliberate, creating an intricate and ever-changing visual experience.
The plates are covered in a reflective material that catches the light in unexpected ways, casting shadows that ebb and flow like waves. The sound of the motors creates a low hum that blends with a haunting melody played by an invisible instrument. The piece is meant to convey the transience of life, the fleeting nature of existence, and the beauty of impermanence.
“Transient Symphony” evokes the philosophy of impermanence, or “Anicca” in Buddhism. Just as the artwork is in a constant state of flux, so too is the universe, with everything being in a perpetual state of change. The installation invites the viewer to reflect on the nature of existence and its fleeting moments. This new masterpiece was released today at the Museum of Contemporary Art by the artist Frank Bueltge, whose previous piece, “The Chaotic Symphony,” explored the relationship between sound and steel in a chaotic yet harmonious way. Check it out here.