THE VINYL ARCHIVES - MANNE SCHULZE &
A CONVERSATION - IAN ANDREWS
Vinyl Archives: A Conversation.
Turntable performance, and discussion with Ian Andrews and Manne Schulze on Thursday 25 March at 5:30pm, as part of Sydney's Art Month.
Manne Schulze and Ian Andrews reconfigure the vinyl record in sculptural wall pieces and video, as they redefine the meaning of captured sound.
Wilson Street Gallery moves into uncharted territory as two artists, Manne Schulze and Ian Andrews, morph the vinyl record into unexpected visual forms; and dissect, reconfigure and reinvent the place of music in art.
Janet Clayton, Gallery Director, said that visitors to the gallery would be surrounded by visual and aural stimuli, and confronted with at times bizarre possibilities of recorded sound. This exhibition makes a big visual impact", she said. " But it also turns our thinking about recorded sound on its head".
Manne Schulze, maverick German-born artist, said that the exhibition was primarily a visual celebration of the natural phenomenon of sound; and of its offspring, music - the one common cultural achievement of humankind that knows no bounds or borders. For me, the exhibition particularly explores the relationship between silenced sound and the cultural archetypes embedded in the vinyl record, he said. The work literally rests on the cutting edge of the flip between sound and vision.
Ian Andrews said that he was intrigued in the way we register intangible phenomena onto a material surface. So I have used techniques such as the transcription of sound by the use of homemade cartridges and styli, and the recording of the human face by means of a death mask, he said.
Janet Clayton said that visitors to the exhibition on Saturday 20 March would have the opportunity to experience the exhibition with a Pimmon soundscape and an artists talk by Manne Schulze. We are also excited to present a turntable performance, and discussion with Ian Andrews and Manne Schulze on Thursday 25 March at 5:30pm she said.
Vinyl Archives: A Conversation, opens on Saturday 20 March and runs until Sunday 11 April, as part of Sydneys Art Month.
Wilson Street Gallery is at 30-34 Wilson Street in Newtown (near Erskineville Rd): Gallery hours 11am to 5pm Wednesday to Sunday. For further information contact Janet Clayton - janet@wilsonstreetgallery or 0401 996 990.
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