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October 13 - 27 November 7, 2009
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Conny Blom
4'33 Minutes of Stolen Silence
(Sound Installation)

(As a part of Send + Receive: a Festival of Sound [Version 11])

Conny Blom

E-mail: conny.blom[at]

4'33 Minutes of Stolen Silence

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An obvious reference to Cage's classic 4:33, this piece is entirely composed of pauses within recorded compositions of rock, jazz, and classical music. This silence, when enhanced by Blom, proves to be far from silent. Unintentional noises, lingering notes or perhaps even voices are all uncovered and teased out from the gaps between tracks.

Artist Biography

Conny Blom's C.V. (External link to his website)

Conny Blom (1974) is a Swedish visual artist based in Gothenburg, Sweden and Bukovje, Slovenia. He took his MFA at the Valand School of Fine Art in Gothenburg 2007, and has already had a long row of relevant exhibitions. During 2007 he participated in the 2nd Moscow Biennale (Matter & Memory Show), and in 2008 he has for example exhibited at Casino Luxembourg, (in Luxembourg) in the exhibition P2P together with amongst others Jonathan Monk, Rodney Graham and Nedko Solakov, and at Centre d'Art Contemporain La Synagogue de Delme in France, with Daniel Buren, Simon Starling, Elmgreen & Dragset, and more, in the show La Marge d'Erreur. In 2009 several solo exhibitions are planned in Sweden as well as in Slovenia.

In his work Conny Blom deals with defining issues of our modern society, our living conditions and the rights of the individual versus the society and the economical forces. Balancing between the poetic and the subversive, Blom uses material from pop culture as well as iconic pieces of contemporary art to comment, question and subvert established hierarchies. By focusing on the otherwise overlooked, the in-between, and the unseen, reediting it into new aesthetic experiences, Blom provides new perspectives and brings into light previously untold stories.

About Send + Recieve

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send + receive is an international festival that advances the discipline of sound art, and is one of the few annual media arts festivals in North America focusing exclusively on sound-based work. It has become an invaluable opportunity for showcasing the innovative work of Manitoban, Canadian and international artists. send + receive addresses the need for a critical and intimate platform for audio based art. With feedback from the public, collaborating arts groups, and artists, send + receive meets the creative and technical needs of professional artists.

send + receive began in 1998 as a project of Video Pool Media Arts Centre in response to new modes of creation and distribution emerging from technological developments in communications and audio/music industries. In 2001, due to an increase in interest for the event by local, national and international communities, send + receive became an incorporated entity, further enabling growth in creative and critical programming.

Though the central activity of send + receive is an annual week-long event focused on sound: its production, its applications, its meanings, and its theories of production and reception, it also co-presents screenings, installations, curatorial projects and performances throughout the year. Aware that Winnipeg is situated in relative cultural and geographical isolation, send + receive develops programs that address this context through critical and technological investigations.

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Download the sound track of 4'33 Minutes of Stolen Silence (mp3 file: 8.34MB)

Front cover design
Download (pdf file: 973KB)

Fold in two to fit in jewel box

Back cover design
Download (pdf file: 719KB)

Installation view with four head phones

Installation view