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Despacio collaborates with Printed Matter, Inc. (New York) to revive an almost lost medium. A few decades ago the cassette tape was the most convenient way to record sound material, yet with the fast advancing digital world it is at the verge of being completely forgotten. Nevertheless, artists have continuously used this format to further expand their forms of expression. Listen to the sound of a diary, bodies, an unstable table, singing sand, and of a disassembled cassette in our newest Library in Residence.

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Printed Matter, Inc (New York) presents a selection of artists' audio on tape.

The projects include conceptual performance works for voice, improvised 'talk pieces', artists working in the sound/song medium, and sound projects that derive from work on paper, or that are conceived in connection with a companion artists' book. Several works of experimental audio reflect on the physical medium of the cassette itself, building on found sound or field recordings from the natural world that have been auto-tuned, tweaked and layered to create new meaning.

Thoughts by Keith Gray

The library will be on display from October 20, 2016 on. Following eleven audiotapes were chosen for the Library in Residence:

Birds, Whales and Singing Sand
Aaron McLaughlin
One Mile High, 2012

The Archaeology of Home & Lemons
David Antin
Self-published

Unstable Table
Nonhorse (G. Lucas Crane)
High Performance Audio

Friedrichstraße 4, buzz "Shin" at door
Kayla Guthrie
Published by 100%

Dan Graham
Dan Graham & The Static at Riverside Studios London
Published by Primary Information

Endless Audio
Jonas Bers, Spreaders, Matt Luczak, Anima Projection
Published by Endless Audio

The Sound of a Cassette Disassembled
Justin Meyers
Published by Tone Filth

Diary
Aki Onda
Published by Gil Arno/Unframed

Diary
Denise de la Cerda and Alan Sondheim
Damaged Life

Babbally: The Destruction of Mindfuck Diplomacy
mIEKAL aND
Cleveland: Burning Press, 1990

Bodywork No. 1
By Cat Lauigan, Matt Brownell
Brooklyn, 2014


Printed Matter, Inc

Printed Matter is a world’s leading art bookstore dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists’ books and has become an important voice in the art world. The nonprofit art bookstore was started by Sol LeWitt and the art critic Lucy R. Lippard.

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