Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bill Burns | Ikea Playlist kit for Primates

Bill Burns
Ikea Playlist kit for Primates
Toronto, Canada: Self-published, 2010
12 x 12 x 1.4"
Edition of 7 signed and numbered copies (+4 AP)

"The IKEA Playlist Kit for Primates consists of IKEA style instructions to how to build a guard tower and a prison cell as well as an orange playlist of the songs played to prisoners at several extraterritorial prison camps including that at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Each kit also contains three vinyl LP records. All six items are contained in a handsome foil stamped archival box. The project is also known as Guard Tower Plans, Prison Cell Plans, and the Songs of Guantanamo Bay."

Burns' third solo exhibition at MKG127 runs from June 7th to July 5th, with a reception held tonight between 6 and 8pm. For more information, visit the gallery website, here.

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