'The bar was first displayed to the art public in 1970, at Niele Toroni's one -person exhibition at the Galerie Yvan Lambert in Paris, then, at various major group shows in Paris during 1971. From then on, Cadere regulally took the bar with him during his various "displacements" which might be described as his principal artistic activity. Cadere's essential goal was to display his work, which he defined in 1978 as "a round bar of wood composed of segments painted in different colors; the length of each segment equals the diameter of the material used, and these segments are assembled according to a mathematical systems of permutations that includes one error."'

André Cadere, All Walks of Life, Par Carole Kismaric, Chris Dercon et Bernard Marcelis. The Institute of Modern Art, New York. Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville Paris. La Chambre, 1992