A Red Show in Red : work in progress


A Red Show in A is a new and original collaborative work by neo-Pop artist, Jean Pierre Muller, and Robert Wyatt, one of music’s greatest shamans. A Red Show in A is the latest work to emerge from Jean Pierre Muller’s innovative ‘7×7’ project.

For this Red show in A, Jean Pierre, together with Robert Wyatt, has expanded and deepened the rich material used for their 7×7-Red-A sound sculpture – a nostalgic salute to Al-Andalus, when Spain was under Moorish rule and religions coexisted peacefully (at least, this is the way one can dream of it today, ten years after the invasion of Iraq). The most powerful symbol of this period is the Alhambra palace in Granada.This golden age ended in 1492 with the Alhambra Decree and the expulsion of all the Jews from Spain. Al-Hamra means the Red one, in Arabic…

Muller and Wyatt will create their new Alhambra. A red temple will be built to house the 7×7-Red-A sound sculpture, with meaningful columns and whispering walls (with voices by Robert Wyatt, but also Terry Riley and Nile Rodgers). Muller has adapted Kazimir Malevich’s emblematic paintings of the Black Square, the Black Circle and the Black Cross into a Red Star of David, a Red Crescent and a Red Cross. These are powerful symbols to initiate a new reflection on hybridity, coexistence, expulsion… and the power of symbols. This will provide the basis for a rich body of work in painting, print, edition and installation.