zone (vinyl)

zone (vinyl)
Author: Carsten Nicolai
Publisher: Recorthings & Zona Archives Editions
Language: -
Pages: -
Size: 26 x 26 cm
Weight: 180 g
Binding: -
Availability: In stock
Price: €35.00
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Product Description

White vinyl, 10“, limited edition of 500.

This record was pressed by Nicolai through his Raster Noton imprint, specifically for Maurizio Nannucci's label Recorthings & Zona Archives and the Base art gallery where Nicolai's installation had been presented. As such, it has no mention of being a Raster Noton release, except for the Raster Noton website (that was selling half of the vinyl copies, and is still selling the download files), where it appears listed with a r-n catalogue number.

The work Zone was specifically created for an exhibition by Nicolai at Base - progretti per l’arte in Florence, italy, in 2007.
A sound installation, little objects and the Nicolai’s Traces series were combined to a room installation, which pays tribute to Andrej Tarkovskij's 1979 film 'Stalker'. In the film, The Zone is a forbidden area where place and time are without continuity, however it is said to contain a secret room that has the potential to fulfill a person's innermost desires. The room installation was an attempt to transport these ideas into a setting to question the usual states of perception.

The sound presented on this vinyl edition is edited from the soundtrack of the installation. it consists of a stereo signal of undulating white noise with its two single channels playing inverted phases. Under ideal circumstances this can lead to a complete cancellation of sound (please note: in order to be able to cut the sound on vinyl it was necessary to eliminate specific cross phasings).