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Hours of Infinity
Recording the Imperfect Eternal

By John Kannenberg, Marc Weidenbaum and T. G. Wilfong

Hours of Infinity
Paperback, 64 pages £10.00
Published: 2012
ISBN: 9780974187365
Format: 212mm x 212mm
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Subjects: Art & Art History, Kelsey Museum Publications

Hours of Infinity is the catalogue of an exhibition and performance by artist John Kannenberg at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the Work Gallery in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The three bodies of work comprising Hours of Infinity use an imprecise drawing method coupled with a disciplined approach to sonic observation that merge with elements of ancient Egyptian and Greek philosophies, contemporary museum theory and mathematical proofs to investigate the timelessly beautiful imperfection inherent within the human experience of the Infinite. The catalogue features full color plates of the drawings in the exhibition, photographs documenting the making of the exhibitions and performance, and images showing the relationship of both to the collections and space of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. The catalog is designed and written by artist John Kannenberg and features a foreword by sonic arts critic Marc Weidenbaum and an introduction by Egyptologist T.G. Wilfong.

Foreword by Marc Weidenbaum

Introduction by T.G. Wilfong

Rules for Listening to Time: Artist's Statement

One Hundred Hours of Infinity


Plates 1-17

Sound & Video Installation

Twelve Hours of Infinity: Amduat


Plates 18-23

An Hour of Infinity


Actus et Potentia



John Kannenberg is an audio-visual artist, who attempts to blur the boundaries between intention and accident. His work has been presented extensively worldwide. He also works as a curator of contemporary artworks for radio, online and physical venues, including a display of ancient Egyptian soundmaking objects for the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

Marc Widenbaum is founder of the website Disquiet.com which focuses on the intersection of sound, art and technology. He has commissioned and curated sound/music projects that have featured original works by well-known audio-visual artists for this website.

T. G. Wilfong is Curator for Graeco-Roman Egypt at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan. He has curated several exhibitions and has lectured and published widely on a range of topics relating to ancient Egypt. His most recent book is Life, Death, and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt: The Djehutymose Coffin in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology (2013). He is currently preparing a Kelsey Museum exhibition on ancient Egyptian jackal gods and working on his next book, Egyptian Anxieties.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 64 pages
 212mm x 212mm

BIC Code:
 Kelsey Museum Publications


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