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Ben Zucker

( )hole complex (per​/​formance​/​eration)

Label: Sawyer Editions

Format: CD

Genre: Experimental

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*Limited Edition CD in Digipack with Liner Notes.* “Holey Space, or more accurately ( )hole complex (connoting a degenerate wholeness), speeds up and triggers a particular subversion in solid bodies such as earth. It unfolds holes as ambiguous entities -- oscillating between surface and depth -- within solid matrices, fundamentally corrupting the latter’s consolidation and wholeness through perforations and terminal porosities. For a solid body, the vermiculation of holes undermines the coherency between the circumferential surfaces and its solidity. The process of degenerating a solid body by corrupting the coherency of its surfaces is called ungrounding. In other words, the process of ungrounding degenerates the whole into an endless hollow body -- irreducible to nothingness -- and damages the coherency between the surfaces and the solid body in itself.” - Reza Negarestani, Cyclonopedia

( )hole complex was written for Garden Unit, who sought a piece defined by exploration, and the space to make decisions within it. They move through, around, and across many pages of material, which include a number of notational methods and strategies for re-interpreting pages on reentry.

"cThe worst possible thing would be for a piece like this to just ‘re(-)present’ Negarestani’s writing–I have done my best to work its ambiguities and schemas into multiple layers of composition, interpretation, and production. Can a piece actually stage its own ungrounding, its own uncohering? Was a work ever actually a solid matrice to begin with? " - Ben Zucker

Cat. number: SE022
Year: 2024