Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Curves of the Needle

Timed to coincide with Record Store Day today, at the Baltic 39 Project Space in Newcastle is hosting an exhibition of work which explores the vinyl record. The Curves of the Needle explores album artwork, the engraved groove, and the cultural significance of the record collection.

Titled after an Adorno essay from 1929 (or the Field Music song that borrows its name), the show features work by Sam Belinfante, Ralf Brög, Rutherford Chang, Graham Dolphin, Rodney Graham, Bruce Haack, Jandek, Philip Jeck/Lol Sargent, Jim Lambie, Christian Marclay, Jonathan Monk, Elizabeth Price, Eliane Radigue, Sun Ra, Jonty Semper, David Toop, and many others.

The exhibition opened on April 3rd and culminates in an evening of events for The Late Shows on Saturday 16 May 2015. Details for related talks, events and performances programme can be found at

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