Welcome to the Record Club, a monthly feature in collaboration with where we invite pioneers of our time to play us a selection of eight tracks from their record collections and celebrate a shared love of music.
Dinos Chapman, well–known as one half of art duo The Chapman Brothers, joins the Record Club with records on the theme of ‘love’ to mark the release of his new EP Luv2h8. This follows widespread critical acclaim for his haunting debut album Luftbobler, the result of a decade of experimenting in sound. Working with his brother Jake since their graduation from the Royal College of Art in 1990, Dinos Chapman’s body of work embraces sculpture, installation and print-making, to explore with lacerating wit and energy, contemporary politics, religion and morality. Iconoclastic, satirical, irreverent, psychedelic, technically accomplished, the Chapmans remain arguably the most subversive artists working in Britain today.
Having drawn from artistic icons such as Goya’s Disasters of War, as well as popular icons such as McDonalds, their work derives much of its power from being politically and morally ambiguous, using an inflammatory aesthetic of obscenity and horror to re-examine perceptions of war, genocide, sex, death and consumerism. This month during Frieze Art Fair week, Dinos Chapman unveils the London premiere of his mesmerising audio-visual show, a hypnotic series of original short films blending horror, black humour and abstraction, to a searing electronic soundtrack composed and played live by the artist.
‘Remember little ones – the unconscious has its horrors, but they are not anthropomorphic, it is not the sleep of reason which engenders monsters, but vigilant and insomniac rationality.’ From ‘Bedtime Stories for Sleepless Nights’ by The Chapman Brothers
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“Kill for Love”
(2012, Italians Do it Better)
“Take Me To The River”
Giorgio Moroder & David Bowie
“Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
(1982, MCA Records)
“Under your Spell”
(2009, Italians Do It Better)
Lana Del Rey
Lou Reed & the Velvet Underground
“Pale Blue Eyes”
(1969, MGM Records)
Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue
“Where the Wild Things Grow”
Dinos Chapman will premier his audio/visual Luftbobler show at London’s Fabric on 17th October. Click here for more info and here for tickets.