Record Release (7-inch)

(2014 – in progress)

Connected pages: PHOTO SERIES: 21C,
Harbourfront, Imprévu, Oaxaca, Seoul, Tokyo, USA. AUDIO PUBLICATIONS: Avatar, Huronia, Kunstradio, Scratch, Silo City. OTHER: Sillons, Sweet Gongs Vibrating.

Related projects: Record Release 12-inch (2012 – )Record Release 0-inch (1995).

7 different publications are planned, the series of 7 will each include 77 grooveless 7-inch opaque white vinyl records (pictured here). Each publication will include photo and text documentation plus details on how to download the connected audio files.

Each hand holds the equivalent in weight of one side of a 7-inch record, often dubbed a single. In this piece, opaque white vinyl pellets equivalent in weight to a 7-inch record (50 grams = approx. 1900 pellets) are released in situ. Each time I record the ambient sound, after which I use the accumulated audio clips to assemble an audio portrait of the site which is then (metaphorically) pressed on a 7-inch record.

Normally, a record release celebrates the culmination of a recording project. Like a book launch, it marks the moment where a work leaves the artist’s hands and seeks an audience. Record Release is a project that reverses that process and includes the act of releasing as part of the recording process itself. Record Release involves using the raw material used to manufacture vinyl records which comes in small pellets. These lentil-sized bits of petroleum product come in this form because they are easily transportable and manipulable before they get melted and stamped with grooves of sound. This is a sound project which focuses on one of the standard physical support materials of sound and utilizes these tiny units of potential sound in a gestural manner to produce not only audio material but also images, video content and a slew of data related to the process of dissemination involved.

Presentations and Recordings
01• April 12, 2014
Times Square (Max Neuhaus), New York City
02• April 14, 2014
Harvard Square, Cambridge
03• May 25, 2014
Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
04• July 11, 2014
La Scala (bathroom), Milan
05• July 12, 2014
Prada Foundation (Art or Sound exhibition), Venice
06• August 26, 2014
Silo City (recording), Buffalo
07• October 18, 2014
Huronia Regional Center (bathtub), Orilia
08• September 27, 2014
Tote (live), Melbourne
09• December 17, 2014
Teatro Colon (bathroom), Buenos-Aires
10• December 21, 2014
Carlos Gardel monument, Buenos-Aires
11• December 26, 2014
Recoleta cemetery (crypt vent), Buenos-Aires

12• June 1-5, 2015
Avatar (recording), Québec City 
13• June 9, 2015
Suoni per il Popolo, Montreal
14• June 12-14, 2015
Silo City (live), Buffalo
15• July 13, 2015

Jet d’Eau, Geneva

16• July 13, 2015

Île Rousseau, Geneva
17• July 16-17, 2015
kunstradio (recording), Vienna
18• September 5, 2015
INTERsection (live), Toronto
19• September 27, 2015
Kunstradio (radio), Vienna
20• November 21, 2015
Tuning Speculation III (live), Toronto

21• May 6, 2016
Je ne Je (live), Paris

22• May 28, 2016
San Diego Art Institute (live), San Diego
23• March 18, 2016

L’Imprévu colloquium (live), Montréal

24• June 19, 2016
Tranzac (live), Toronto

25• October 19, 2016
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (live), Chicago

26• December 1, 2016
UMBRAL festival (live), Oaxaca


27• January 14, 2017
Zalucky Contemporary (live), Tokyo
28• December 21, 2017
Ftarri (live), Tokyo

29• July 18, 2018
London College of Communication (live), London

Exhibitions
• Nov. 26, 2016 – Jan. 14, 2017
Press Play, solo at Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto
• Oct. 27 – Nov. 10, 2016
a line has two sides, group at Artlab, London, Ontario
• Mar. 26 – May 28, 2016
Sweet Gongs Vibrating, group at San Diego Art Institute, San Diego

Publications
• 2018 – vol. 7
Seven – squint.press 00w-7
• 2018 – vol. 6
Power Plant – squint.press 00w-6
• 2018 – vol. 5
Huroniasquint.press 00w-5
• 2018 – vol. 4
Scratchsquint.press 00w-4
• 2016 – vol. 3
Kunstradiosquint.press 00w-3
• 2016 – vol. 2
Avatarsquint.press 00w-2
• 2016 – vol. 1
Silo Citysquint.press 00w-1

Project Partners
Avatar
Kunstradio
null point
The Power Plant

Funder
• Toronto Arts Council