Voices Fill My Head (2LP). Kristin Oppenheim. INFO

Posted in art, music, Vinyl on June 4th, 2022
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INFO is pleased to announce Voices Fill My Head, Kristin Oppenheim’s second double LP release on the label documenting her early sound works from the 1990s. Recorded between 1993 and 1999 in her Brooklyn studio, Voices Fill My Head features eight pieces composed solely of the artist’s voice. For listeners who were fond of Night Run, Oppenheim’s first release on the label, this record reveals yet another important chapter in Oppenheim’s oeuvre.

Since the early 1990s, Oppenheim has produced vocal compositions for gallery and museum settings, making compositions not as music, but as repetitious sound installations designed to drift back and forth across wide stereo fields. Oppenheim’s installations saturate space, touching on fragmented memories that blur the lines between reality and abstraction.

Kristin Oppenheim is an American artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is best known for installation art based in writing, performance, film, and sound. She is represented by greengrassi in London and 303 Gallery in New York. 

Since the early 1990s, Oppenheim’s work has been exhibited internationally. Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions including the 45th and 46th Venice Biennale, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Among others, She has had solo exhibitions at MAMCO Musée d’Art Modern et Contemporain, Geneva; at Secession, Vienna; KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; at FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou; at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Oboro, Montréal; the Jewish Museum, New York; and at the Villa Arson, Nice. 

Her work has also been seen in exhibitions including “X”, at FRAC Des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou (2021); “Sound Museum” at D MUSEUM, Seoul (2020); “H(a)unting images. Anatomy of a shot” at Fundación la Caixa, Barcelona (2017); “Never Ending Stories” at MAMCO Musée d’Art Modern et Contemporain, Geneva (2014); “The International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias”, (2014); “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”, ‘Nuit Blanche’, in Paris (2013); “NYC 1993: Experimental, Jet, Set Trash and No Star” at New Museum, New York (2013); “Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou” at Seattle Art Museum, (2012); “Volume” at MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2011); “Silence. Listen to the Show” at Sandretto Foundation, Turin (2007); “Don’t Call it Performance” at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2003); “Voices” at Witte de With, Rotterdam (1998); “Young and Restless” at Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997); “29’ – 0 / East” at New York Kunstahalle (1996); “Threshold” at Fundacao de Serralves, Porto (1995); “Murs du son” at Villa Arson, Nice (1995); and “Encounters with Diversity” at PS1 MOMA, New York (1992). 

Kristin Oppenheim’s work is included in public collections of the Art Foundation Mallorca Collection, CCA-Andratx in Mallorca; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the FNAC Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris; the FRAC Des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou; MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; MAMCO Museum d’art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York. 

INFO is a label and interdisciplinary platform highlighting unique applications of sound in the field of contemporary art.

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Free/Apples (7″ vinyl). YS & Alex Bienstock. ERF Records

Posted in music, Vinyl, vinyl on April 16th, 2022
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High gloss jackets with resin stickers on the front. Each copy comes with two double-sided paper inserts featuring drawings by Alex Bienstock & Johanna Owen.

Limited to 30 copies.

Alex Bienstock aka ‘Doctor-of-fine-artz’ aka ‘Dummy-data-in-the-omni-cringe’ is a ‘Post-Artist’ Get with the program & read the manifesto ‘We, the post-artists’ if you want to understand.. or in this case overstand – www.alexbienstock.com/files/we-the-post-artists.pdf – An answer to your disenchantments in creative pursuits? Remember that your day job is art. Here’s something to unravel – As a post artist – forget about ‘pedigree, money, laborious ambition, or skill – the only things that matter are ideas, attitude, seduction, compulsive will and unfettered energy’

‘I would say that I work from a mentally amoral place, people can think of it what they want. Sometimes it’s just a feeling and I just need to make something so I can look at it. I try not to judge what I am doing. I want to embarrass myself more, and entertain myself. Occasionally I think I am doing something smart, but to me nothing is smart. Sometimes what I’m saying is like a thank you and a middle finger at the same time. Sometimes I am confusing a message’ – Alex Bienstock

These two cuts emerge as dense atmospheric dirges. A syndicate of sound & stream-of-consciousness spoken word deliveries caught in the flow-state, probing and riding the sensor ’Poetic logic in chaos’ A seepage of information, jumbled buzz words, thoughts & statements, humor & doom. Processings from the overload, floating in the concentrated sonic space of elucidated pathos. A vivid monologue in fleet, where nothing lands on concrete. It doesn’t matter what it ‘means’, as long as we can get between things.

After a call for collaboration at the tail end of 2020, these vocals were screen captured by YS from one of Bienstock’s now Zucc’d instagram profiles. This release is a diverging path from his project ESCBAS, in which Bienstock forms many groups with different concepts and people. “This is done even if collaborators used shared material differently for their own purposes, or sees the project as something completely different. The philosophical purpose of doing this is to create and support an anarchic anything-goes mentality. The result is an etheric and intimate collective, with works remaining highly personal and singular. Works that are post-genre at it’s core and meta-schizophrenic in it’s post-ironic awareness” These recordings eventually became – ‘Free’ & ‘Apples’ – Available digitally and on a limited edition run of 7inch Records. A sound of the times – Bless

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A Portrait of the Artist as a DJ. Dieter Lesage. VdH Books.

Posted in exhibition catalogue, music on February 25th, 2022
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Published in 2007 as a catalogue for the solo exhibition of the same name by Ina Wudtke at Studio Voltaire London, edited by Dieter Lesage. 4-colour print with 56 illustrations. Limited, signed editions available. Supported by the Berlin Senate Scholarship to London.

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IOKOI – Tales Of Another Felt Sense Of Self. Sarah Parsons, Klara Ravat. OUS032

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, music on January 13th, 2022
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Sarah Parsons condenses video stills and fragments from the songs’ lyrics into a 208-page booklet. A visual exploration in search of this material’s manifold nuances & defining essence.

Klara Ravat’s room scent questions how we perceive the space around us. To be applied while listening to the music, the scent triggers different sensations as ‘Tales of Another Felt Sense of Self’ evolves, finally leaving an afterglow when the work ends & ambient noise reclaims the room.

Booklet designed by Sarah Parsons, Room Scent developed by Klara Ravat.

Includes unlimited streaming of Tales Of Another Felt Sense Of Self via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Dentsu2060. Tasho Ishi. Presto!? Records

Posted in music, Vinyl on November 14th, 2021
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In a city where advertising plays the leading role, how long can a style resonate? Dentsu2060 is an intricate work, a true to life representation of the city in its drifting vanity. By weaving seamlessly field recordings and melodic light points, Tasho composes an unexpected reflection to the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic ceremony or the illuminated soundtrack of a trendy drama. His 9 compositions channel the voice of his city, offering a new, spectacular world view – overexposed under the artificial lights.

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Sgomento in Motto Berlin

Posted in art, Artist Book on September 29th, 2021
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Sgomento is a cultural initiative based in Switzerland, Canton Vaud, started in 2018 by Matteo Pomati and Marco Pio Mucci. The association aims to promote forms of art, such as visual arts, music & performance and publishing, in the form of shows as well as other different events, by gathering young and emergent artists with their national and international renowned counterparts. Further editorial material, accessible to the audience at large, is used to concretize events and collaborations.

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Zweikommasieben #6

Posted in music on May 4th, 2013
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Ein neues Magazin aus der Schweiz, das sich theoretisch mit Gegenwart beschäftigt. Denn Vergangenheit ist nicht mehr und Zukunft gibt es nicht, «bis man sie als etwas Gegenwärtiges erlebt», so die Experimentalmusikerin Laurel Halo, die in der ersten Ausgabe im Kontext der Denkrichtung des Magazins zitiert wurde. Praktisch geht es vorrangig um die gegenwärtige Clubkultur in und um Luzern.

Language: Deutsch
Binding: Softcover

Price: €8.00
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The Wire #347

Posted in magazines, music on January 9th, 2013
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The Wire’s crucial review of the last 12 months in underground sound and music, including the releases of the year, opinions and reflections from a host of musicians and critics, and analyses of 2012’s most significant audio culture trends.

Editor: Chris Bohn
Language: English
Pages: 100
Size: 28 x 23 cm
Binding: Softcover

Price: €8.00
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Zweikommasieben #5

Posted in music on January 4th, 2013
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Ein neues Magazin aus der Schweiz, das sich theoretisch mit Gegenwart beschäftigt. Denn Vergangenheit ist nicht mehr und Zukunft gibt es nicht, «bis man sie als etwas Gegenwärtiges erlebt», so die Experimentalmusikerin Laurel Halo, die in der ersten Ausgabe im Kontext der Denkrichtung des Magazins zitiert wurde. Praktisch geht es vorrangig um die gegenwärtige Clubkultur in und um Luzern.

Inhaltsangaben zweikommasieben #5:

Derrick May – «It’s Love, Man!»
Warum Gibt Es So Wenig Weibliche Djs [Clubgeflüster]
Die Patchwork-Philosophie Der Solar Bears
Light Asylum [Einwegkamera]
Proto-House [Music Box]
Deetron 02:30 Uhr, Interview Auf Berndeutsch
Die Discokugel [Gegen:Stand]

Publisher: Zweikommasieben Magazin
Language: German
Pages: 38
Size: 23 x 15.5 cm
Binding: Softcover

Price: €8.00
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Daniel Blumberg. Drawing Book. Boiled Egg

Posted in art, distribution, drawing, music on November 15th, 2011
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Daniel Blumberg: Drawing Book

These drawings were drawn by Daniel Blumberg around the same time as Oupa, his solo project’s LP Forget was being recorded. Daniel Blumberg is also part of the band Yuck and is also responsible for the bands artwork and record covers.

Published By: Boiled Egg

D 10 €

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