Discographisme maison / Homemade record sleeves is a project collecting and assembling a series of record sleeves. They were all reworked and customized by unknown artists who used the original cover as a support or a source of inspiration... This collection echoes an intimate, marginal and overlooked experience, which can be replaced in the history of iconography and pop music.
The project features numerous and unexpected graphic design inputs : from faint or unfinished scribbles, to sloppy blacked-outs sections or completed creations with a relative "artistic intentionality". There are as many traces of attachment or transgression when it comes to "models": between mockery and nonsense, outrageous outbursts and blurred occurrences, deletions and artistic enlightenment, personal messages, declarations of love or rejection...
These amateur images could be regarded as a minor and meaningless practice. Yet, they express genuine moments, adventurous visual experiences oscillating between creation, iconoclasm, an irrepressible force where the manifestation of a collective unconscious is revealed in all its glory.
Patrice Caillet is a theater, dance and music programmer.
He develops on an ad hoc basis, a work of documentary inspiration, oscillating between popular culture and contemporary art: observation, collection and inventory of cultural materials, studies on approximation, distraction in art... He is the author of the book Discographisme récréatif
, of the Silent Entertainment
project with Matthieu Saladin
and Adam David
, of Dites-le avec un disque
(with Elia and Adam David). He is also administrator of the "Champ d'observation des lignes, des perspectives et de leur absence".
Alan Courtis (born 1972 in Argentina), aka Anla Courtis, evolves in the field of sound art, electroacoustic music, drone, noise, improvisation and composition. He is a founding member of the Reynols group. His written music has been performed in many countries. He has been commissioned by the Phoenix Basel Ensemble, Český Rozhlas and has been artist in residence at EMS, GRM, Cafe Oto and USF. He has over 500 releases on labels like Mego
, P.S.F., Pogus, RRR, etc. He has toured extensively in Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and has collaborated with musicians such as Pauline Oliveros
, Phill Niblock
, David Toop
, Lee Ranaldo
, Jim O'Rourke
, L.A.F.M.S., Makoto Kawabata, Tetsuo Furudate
, Nihilist Spasm Band, Eddie Prevost and "L'autopsie a révélé que la mort était due à l'autopsie". He has also published articles about art and disability in magazines like The Wire (UK), Leben mit Down-Syndrom (Germany), Musicworks (Canada), Revue & Corrigée
(France), El Cisne (Argentina), Educación Especial (Peru) and Grupo Docente (Spain).