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Ben79
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject: Work in exhibition (more pics added) Reply with quote

I was given a brief by the local gallery to make some work that responded to an object from the museum. I ended up with a UK-made japanese style tea caddy that had a landscape printed all round it. My response was (believe it or not) 6 prints made with line drawings, acetates and Brixton library's photocopier that were an attempt to hybridise the aesthetic of old punk and hardcore flyers and Japanese 'Zenga' art. Each one became a kind of tumbledown shrine to a punk band (though I included John Cage - was he the first punk?). I think there's a useful connection to be drawn between the embrace of chaos and the questioning of orders I find inherent to both punk and Zen, so that's really what I was trying to do with these.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome man, very cool stuff.
congratulations.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very cool!
can't wait to see more pictures.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

really cool idea. Maybe Stravinsky was the first punk due to The Rite of Spring starting a riot when it premiered.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps! It was certainly dissonant but it was very controlled....

The aesthetic of punk seems to be partly characterised by the extent to which chaos is allowed to enter the work. By playing 'badly', ie. having limited (conscious) control over the sound, chance (noise) comes in and takes care of the rest. In Cage's 4'33, he surrenders control completely, allowing whatever chance noise happening to occur during the temporal frame to form the work - this seems to be punk in the extreme!

In punk and particularly hardcore, the speed and urgency rolls all this chaos up into something with a rich discernable form. I think recently, bands like Sunn 0)))) have found that a similar effect can be achieved by playing low and slowing down, allowing a richness to be discerned in the chaotic fringes of the clipped waveform. Punk was a welcome reaction to public school prog rock wizards and their 5 minute synthesizer solos - I think drone and doom is a welcome reaction to the 2'30 120 bpm kick snare computer-generated viral pop video.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very very cool!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work!!!! Love these - I would like to have the Black Flag one hanging up in my house. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to have them all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please make some prints and sell them to me!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HOLY FACK! Are you likely to sell prints of these? Deffo interested in the Minor threat one at some point!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i want that bad brains one
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd love to have the Minor Threat one
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone really wants one PM me and we'll work it out. Shipping overseas is no problem if it's unframed.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Black Flag and Nirvana ones are amazing!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very very cool stuff, I'd totally frame them and put a few in a row in the company studio.

Will be watching thread with much interest!
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