Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Dave Dyment | Don’t Count My Scars Like Tree Rings, Top Ten

Dave Dyment
Don’t Count My Scars Like Tree Rings
Toronto, Canada: Self-published, 1998
12″ diameter
Unique work

Liquid paper lines are added to a sound effects record of a heartbeat, creating a duet between the recorded sounds and the skipping needle.

Dave Dyment
Top Ten
Toronto, Canada: Self-published2005
12" diameter
Unique work

A pie-graph of the top ten selling records of all time is recreated as a vinyl record, using proportional wedges from the recordings involved, which include The Eagles, Michael Jackson, Boston, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Elton John and Billy Joel.

My two contributions to the MKG127 exhibition Record Shop, which also feature record related works by Sonny Assu (Vancouver), Deanna Bowen, Bill Burns, Roula Partheniou, Geoffrey Pugen, Marla Hlady, Christof Migone, Jacob Robert Whibley (Toronto), Michael Dumontier, Suzie Smith (Winnipeg), Instant Coffee, Jeffery & Humphrey (Vancouver/Winnipeg), Laura Kikauka (Meaford, ON) and Eleanor King (New York).

Record Shop continues until August 11th. For more information, visit the MKG127 site here.

Jenny Holzer | I see space...

Jenny Holzer
I see space... 
New York City, USA: Self-published, 2002
5.7 x 38.1 cm.
Unique work

A fine silver plaque engraved with the phrase "I see space and it looks like nothing and I want it around me".

Ben Vautier turns 83 today

Monday, July 16, 2018

Marcel Dzama | The Cabin of Count Dracula

Marcel Dzama
The Cabin of Count Dracula
Brisbane, USA: Trillium Press, 2005
14 x  14 x 6"
Edition of 10

A set of twenty lithographs depicting a variety of imagined activities happening at the vampire’s log cabin retreat. The prints are on Arches Cover paper, each signed with initials and numbered VII/X in pencil. They are housed in a custom hand-made wooden log cabin box, on a bed of faux beaver fur. A 9" marbelized green vinyl record (released separately in an edition of 1000) is also included.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

ACBA: Raymond Pettibon for Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth [Raymond Pettibon]
(Over) Kill Yr Idols
Newtonville, USA: Forced Exposure, 1985
17.8 × 18.4 cm.
Edition of 1246

Early 7" single recorded live in Berlin in 1983 and released alongside Forced Exposure magazine #7/8, and made available to Forced Exposure subscribers. Between ten and twenty test pressing copies have covers fully hand-coloured by Thurston Moore and a significant proportion of all copies feature some hand colouring.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Ettore Spalletti | Salle des Fetes

Ettore Spalletti
Salle des Fetes
Milan, Italy: a+m bookstore, 1998
1400 pp., 17 x 12 cm., hardcover
Edition of 1000