June 24, 2014
Collaboration between The Moving Museum and exhibition partner The Vinyl Factory to produce a limited edition vinyl box set featuring records specially produced by 9 of the artists in the exhibition to coincide with the closing of the space.
A showcase for 31 of London’s most vital young artists, The Moving Musuem’s latest exhibition, Open Heart Surgery, took place in the capital during Frieze Art Fair, bringing together a wealth of solo presentations and more than 200 multi-media artworks featuring important emerging and established artists such as Cecile B Evans, James Capper, Jess Flood-Paddock, Clunie Reid, Lucky PDF, Samara Scott, Shezad Dawood, Peles Empire and James Bridle.
Now, in collaboration with Exhibition Partner The Vinyl Factory, they have produced a Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set featuring records specially produced by 9 of the artists in the exhibition to coincide with the closing of the space.
Artists including Celia Hempton, James Bridle and LuckyPDF have each produced a track of no more than 15 minutes long that relates to their artistic direction, with the sleeves designed, signed and edition by the artists – many hand painted or hand screen-printed, creating a unique interpretation of the works on show in the exhibition in a new artistic form.
Painter Celia Hempton produces music while she paints and says her track “is closer to noise than anything structured or melodic. It’s an ambient, abstract piece; just me, a guitar and a metal implement – in this case a Stanley knife – a delay pedal and an amp.”
James Bridle says about his track, “my record is a recording of my PGP Key, my Public Key; what I would send to people so that I can share encrypted emails with them. The format is based on number stations, which are these somewhat cryptic radio stations that just consist of voices broadcasting numbers that you can pick up on short wave.”
“We noticed that many of the artists in the exhibition have a sound or music component to their practice, whether it be through their performances, their films, or just the parties they work on,” says Moving Museum curator Aya Mousawi.
“This generation of artists push the limits of their medium and are more open to extending their practice beyond fine art. This collaborative approach fuels creativity and is integral to contemporary art practice today.”