Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mathew Sawyer | Piss Record, '03

Mathew Sawyer
Piss Record, '03
Toronto, Canada: Art Metropole, 2003
14 x 12 x 0.4 cm.
Audio CD, 5 minutes
Edition of 50 numbered copies

"10 days out of April, mainly when it was raining, I recorded myself going for a piss. And each time I then played some music to go with it." - Mathew Sawyer

Ten short songs ranging from 22 to 34 seconds, determined by the duration of the accompanying sound of the artist pissing. Each track begins with an announcement of the weather (see below) followed by a short ditty in a number of different genres and instrumentation (mostly acoustic). Commissioned for the exhibition Passing Water, which also featured Jonathan Monk, Karen Azoulay, Alex Schweder, Joel Gibb and Adam Freelin.

"Wednesday, second of April, a bit on and off"
"Monday, seventh of April, reasonably hot"
"Thursday, tenth of April, raining"
"Friday, eleventh of April, a bit cloudy"
"Tuesday, fifteen of April, drizzle"
"Saturday, nineteenth of April, nothing"

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