Flipper B

(2013)

Home page: Flipper.

Other versions: Flipper AFlipper C.

An audio flipbook of 99 books starting with the letter ‘B’ (Monkey’s Paw, Toronto, July 7, 2013). The flipping action is miked closely in order to transpose physical materiality to the sonic realm. Each book’s weight, size, binding affects how a book will flip and consequently the recording. How a book sounds. Sounding a book.

The recordings were then lightly edited and played back on a bookshelf at home that has windowed cabinets through surface resonating speakers that were moved around during the recording. The recordings of that performative playback session were then edited into two files and they constitute the official release of this second edition of the Flipper project.

A commission by the Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax.

Recorded by Don Pyle. Thanks to Stephen and Jesse at Monkey’s Paw. Images by Daniel Deus.

Billy & Betty / Birds: A Guide to the Most Familiar American Birds / Book of the Camp Fire Girls / Boy Scout Handbook / Behaviour and Physique: An Introduction to Practical and Applied Somatometry / Belgium – The Official Account Of What Happened 1939–1940 / Buildings & Power: Freedom & Control in the Origin of Modern Building Types / Bernardo Bertolucci / Brecht on Theater / Banned Films: Movies, Censors, And The First Amendment / Basic Fly-Tying: A Step-By-Step Approach / Blumenfeld: Photographs: A Passion for Beauty / Behavior Mod / Beyond the Information Given: Studies in the Psychology of Knowing / Baker’s Dictionary of Practical Theology / Ballet for Beginners / Bar Mitzvah Illustrated / Bookbinding for Beginners / Bosch / Birds Through the Year / Bird Watching in Jamaica / Burn, Baby, Burn! The Watts Riot / Bunraku: The Art of the Japanese Puppet Theatre / Bird Carving: A Guide to a Fascinating Hobby / Beyond Natural Selection / Body Poise / Bare Bones: An Exploration in Art and Science / Basics of Food Allergy / Birds, Beasts, Blossoms, and Bugs: The Nature of Japan / Balthus / Beothuk Bark Canoes: An Analysis and Comparative Study / Beyond Modern Art / Breeding Biology of the Adélie Penguin / Bird Flight: 200 Action Photographs / Birds of Ontario / Biomedical Results From Skylab / Beaton / Before the Revolution: A View of Russia Under the Last Tsar / Bali and Angkor: A 1930s Pleasure Trip Looking At Life and Death / Background to Archaeology: Britain in its European Setting / Bartholomew’s Road Atlas / Black Gold & Red Lights / Bermuda Shipwrecks / Better Homes & Gardens Barbeque Book / Blue Ribbon and Pure Gold Cook Book / Bouquet de France / Beautiful Britain / Birds of America / Blind Date / Borderlands of Eternity: Embracing Across China on Foot & My Life in Tibet / Book of the Eskimos / Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team / Balthazar / Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited / Bliss / Belchamber / Britain’s Conquest of the Mediterranean / Black Voices From Prison / Black Reconstruction in America 1860–1880 / Back in the World / Batfish: The Champion “Submarine-Killer” Submarine of World War II / Bitter Lemons / Burma: The Land and the People / Bibliography of Indonesian Peoples and Cultures / Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable / Black Pow-Wow / Bruges and Its Past / Bird Guide: Land Birds East of the Rockies / Bali: Sekala & Niskala: Volume I: Essays on Religion, Ritual, and Art / Bali: Sekala & Niskala: Volume II: Essays on Society, Tradition, and Craft / Bright Days in Merrie England / Bates / Bertolt Brecht’s Berlin: A Scrapbook of the Twenties / Britain Under the Romans / Brideshead Revisited / Blanche Epiphanie / Buster Brown: Early Strips in Full Color / Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books / Badminton: The International Textbook of the Game / Bar Decors / Build With Adobe / Biorhythm: A Scientific Exploration Into the Life Cycles of the Individual / Blasters’ Handbook / Betel Chewing Traditions in South-East Asia / BR Equipment 2: Drawings from Railnews ‘Stockspot’ / Burton Holmes Travelogues / Boat Building with Plywood / Being and Nothingness / Balthus / Bridges of Time: Preserving Japan’s Treasures and Traditions / Big Game Hunting and Collecting in East Africa, 1903-1926 / Big and Little / Berlin: Ansichten Aus Alter Zeit / Bharatanatva in Indian Music / Balinese Character: A Photographic Analysis / Battle in Bossenden Wood: The Strange Story of Sir William Courtenay / Beady Minces / Bulfinch’s Mythology / Ballooning /

124 + 160 + 248 + 478 + 134 + 110 + 341 + 258 + 294 + 455 + 156 + 256 + 242 + 502 + 469 + 115 + 160 + 104 + 84 + 255 + 159 + 287 + 88 + 115 + 353 + 312 + 119 + 456 + 196 + 25 + 159 + 434 + 240 + 234 + 426 + 491 + 256 + 203 + 240 + 116 + 16 + 152 + 72 + 162 + 157 + 670 + 116 + 289 + 237 + 194 + 441 + 185 + 250 + 159 + 282 + 345 + 82 + 189 + 746 + 221 + 251 + 256 + 325 + 207 + 1213 + 130 + 165 + 240 + 376 + 383 + 422 + 106 + 170 + 144 + 332 + 70 + 30 + 296 + 104 + 572 + 184 + 128 + 502 + 76 + 96 + 343 + 278 + 638 + 100 + 113 + 348 + 28 + 33 + 166 + 277 + 241 + 122 + 679 + 71 = 25034 pages flipped.







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