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.
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
One Mile High, 2012
The Archaeology of Home & Lemons
Nonhorse (G. Lucas Crane)
High Performance Audio
Friedrichstraße 4, buzz "Shin" at door
Published by 100%
Dan Graham & The Static at Riverside Studios London
Published by Primary Information
Jonas Bers, Spreaders, Matt Luczak, Anima Projection
Published by Endless Audio
The Sound of a Cassette Disassembled
Published by Tone Filth
Published by Gil Arno/Unframed
Denise de la Cerda and Alan Sondheim
Babbally: The Destruction of Mindfuck Diplomacy
Cleveland: Burning Press, 1990
Bodywork No. 1
By Cat Lauigan, Matt Brownell
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.