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And That (vinyl LP)
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Peter Downsbrough And That (vinyl LP)
Music by Benjamin Franklin & Xavier Garcia-Bardon.
Elements assembled by Peter Downsbrough.
published in 2009
gatefold sleeve
LP, 33 RPM
€16.00
EAN: 5411867332930
in stock
 
An audio work by Peter Downsbrough, in collaboration with two musicians of the Buffle collective Xavier Garcia-Bardon and Benjamin Franklin.
The music Downsbrough commissioned for the final edit of this LP (only available on vinyl) was composed and recorded in 2007 by Xavier Garcia-Bardon and Benjamin Franklin as a semi-improvisation (a modus operandi they first experimented in the Belgian collective Buffle): a mix of ambient electric guitar, sweet electro, street field recordings, treatments and voices.
As is often the case with Downsbrough, the final piece seems to be emerging from a world put between parentheses - music that could last forever, where fragments seem to be missing (just like in his typographical work). It's those missing bits we ceaselessly try to find in this music without beginning or end.
500 copies limited edition.
The work of visual artist, photographer and film artist Peter Downsbrough (1940, New Bunswick, N.J.) has had a major impact on the perception of art.The varied work of the artist-ranging from sculpture and books to photography, video, and film-maintains a complex relationship with architecture and typography, while also drawing on the achievements of the early avant-garde (Bauhaus, De Stijl) and Minimal Art. In terms of form, the work of Downsbrough is highly rigorous and exhibits a powerful geometric sense, restricting itself primarily to the use of line, plane, negative space (cutting away), and delimitation. In addition to his spatial manipulations, the artist also has a keen interest in place, as is evidenced in his cartographical works and city photographs.
Downsbrough studied architecture and art. Around the mid-1960s, after several years of work and exploring materials, an evolution took place with resulted, in 1970, in the work with the Two Pipes (outside), Two Dowels (inside), and Two Lines (on paper). At the same time, he also started taking photographs to document these pieces. Buy taking photographs of "cuts" that already existed in the urban landscape. Some of these photographs were used in books, some appeared in magazines, but it wasn't until 1960 that they showed up in exhibitions. From 1977 on, Downsbrough realized several videos as well as audiotapes. A record was made in 1978 and released in 1982. In 1980, on the Spectacolor Board on Times Square, N.Y., he realized a piece, a 30 second spot shown once every hour for four days and documented it in a short film, "7 come 11". The work with maquettes as a means of exploring space and structure started around 1983. The first commissioned public work was a wall piece realized in Rennes, France, 1990. Today, all these disciplines occupy the field of his activities.