Recordings for the Summer
"The Gagosian Papers - Audiocollage"
Working on paper collages since the late 1970s, Fine Artist Michael
Pleißner, uses a lot of different art-, architecture- and other
cultural magazines, like "Kunstforum" or "Vogue".
For this Spoken Word Recording, Pleißner is using thirty text-fragments
from the art-magazine "Gagosian", randomly picking them at first sight;
in one take, within twenty minutes. The Audiocollage needs to be listened
to by random play on a CD-Player. So each listening creates a new collage.
Born in 1951, Michael Pleißner lives in Leipzig, Germany. This CD is his
third audio release.
8-pages booklet with an individually numbered CD.
This is the second part of this collaborative work between Eric Boros &
Michael Barthel. For the first part, "Hell's Hollow", Barthel composed
imaginary textile landscapes to Boros' field recordings of locations of
which neither the exact coordinates nor the nature of were divulged.
For "Snow Moon", the recordings are influenced by three of Barthel's
photo objects, and have shifted their range of focus from the source
to the action. These landscapes represent a built environment, and one
in ruin; frustrated, lonely, and jagged. And yet in this space one can
find liberation; a landscape of exploration, of acceptance, and of departure.
The three landscapes/photo objects are printed on the accompanying 8-page booklet.
"The Mourning Voice - Leipzig gig, 2017/04/11"
The Mourning Voice - Leipzig gig, 2017/04/11 is a live recording
that doesn't exist, that will never exist, of a concert that never
The object, as a compilation of incomplete documentation transformed
into an event that everyone missed, represents a concretion of time,
absence of time and words - as well as a modification, a silent gate
between past and future and an empty archive or catalog of lost
Jean-François Robardet uses a large variety of media (drawing, poetry,
digital image, sculpture, perfume) to address memory, war and time,
and to research on the history of conflict and social and political
issues, gender inequalities, cultural norms and discrimination. With
"The Mourning Voice - Leipzig gig, 2017/04/11", Robardet's poetic,
allegorical methods reveal an aspect of his practice, through which
he edits setlists with titles of his visual body of work, to curate
the disappearance of unwritten songs and unheard voices.
Designed by Michael Barthel, the 19 tracks of the concert are printed
on a fold-out cover, placed in a cassette case.
Huy is the name of a range of hills that was created
in the Triassic period, more than 240 million years ago.
The CD presents 8 recordings in today's landscape such as
old farms, small villages, plain fields or beech woods.
Recorded in 2014, during an Artist Residency at Kunstverein
Röderhof in Germany.
The cover is a folded poster (43x31 cm to 14,5x15,5 cm)
and is printed on both sides.
Numbered by Franziska Klose.
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