Gregor Hildebrandt's new sculpture "Was Du siehst ist was Du hörst" (What you see is what you hear), is part of his ongoing series of Brancusian columns begun in 2009. Composed of compression-molded records that the artist first discovered at a Berlin flea market, each column repeats a modular shape, which suggests an infinite expanse.
After his first iteration of the black record series, the artist started experimenting with colors, inspired by the palette of Anselm Reyle and André Cadere. "Was Du siehst ist was Du hörst" refers to the color spectrum of a painting by Frank Stella, an important figure in Hildebrandt’s practice. Here, the artist “hijacks” a phrase from an early pioneer of Minimalism: “What you see is what you see.” Similarly, Hildebrandt’s title playfully evokes the intricate balance between the visible and audible which is at stake in his œuvre.