Soundtrack for an Exhibition

Soundtrack for an Exhibition is a record and exploration of the themes presented in an exhibition by the same name conceived by Mathieu Copeland and co-produced by Forma and the Musée de Art Contemporain Lyon in 2006. The exhibition was formed around the slowly evolving juxtaposition of three distinct elements: a music composition by Susan Stenger featuring contributions from internationally acclaimed musicians (including Robert Poss (Band of Susans), Alan Vega (Suicide), Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) plus many more) based on a song form and ‘exploded’ to last 96 days; the screening – on huge scale – of the entire footage shot in the making of The King is Alive by Dogme95 filmmaker Kristian Levring; and an exhibition of chemically changing paintings – Slow Rot works by the late American painter Steven Parrino, and large-scale commissioned Puddle Paintings and Pour Paintings created in situ by Swiss artist John Armleder. It is in the confrontation of these elements with the soundtrack and with each other that the exhibition was defined, not as a singular experience but as a richly layered piece evolving over time. The publication includes an essay by Mathieu Copeland; discussions between Copeland, Susan Stenger and Tony Conrad; between Gustav Metzger, John Armleder and Copeland; and an interview with the filmmaker, Kristian Levring. The publication reproduces the entire score of the soundtrack, and features film stills, installation images and an audio DVD of specially condensed/remixed material from the soundtrack entitled Sound Works for an Exhibition.

cm 30×30 cm; pp. 144; 32 COL; hardcover. Publisher: Forma, London, 2006.

ISBN: 9780954828844| 0954828844

ID: AM-10626

Product Description

Soundtrack for an Exhibition is a record and exploration of the themes presented in an exhibition by the same name conceived by Mathieu Copeland and co-produced by Forma and the Musée de Art Contemporain Lyon in 2006. The exhibition was formed around the slowly evolving juxtaposition of three distinct elements: a music composition by Susan Stenger featuring contributions from internationally acclaimed musicians (including Robert Poss (Band of Susans), Alan Vega (Suicide), Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) plus many more) based on a song form and ‘exploded’ to last 96 days; the screening – on huge scale – of the entire footage shot in the making of The King is Alive by Dogme95 filmmaker Kristian Levring; and an exhibition of chemically changing paintings – Slow Rot works by the late American painter Steven Parrino, and large-scale commissioned Puddle Paintings and Pour Paintings created in situ by Swiss artist John Armleder. It is in the confrontation of these elements with the soundtrack and with each other that the exhibition was defined, not as a singular experience but as a richly layered piece evolving over time. The publication includes an essay by Mathieu Copeland; discussions between Copeland, Susan Stenger and Tony Conrad; between Gustav Metzger, John Armleder and Copeland; and an interview with the filmmaker, Kristian Levring. The publication reproduces the entire score of the soundtrack, and features film stills, installation images and an audio DVD of specially condensed/remixed material from the soundtrack entitled Sound Works for an Exhibition.

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