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Christina Kubisch

Plus (LP)

Label: Edition DUR

Format: LP

Genre: Sound Art

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"There is not enough space here to list Christina Kubisch's many awards, exhibitions, installations and professorships. This edition of Edition Dur is clearly a very fortunate one. With Plus, Dur has succeeded in presenting five works by the Berlin-based artist and composer on a vinyl release, also to a wider audience, quasi as a set. The piece Vasenresonanz, which is presented here in its entirety on the reverse side, is a very good example of the actual approach of her artistic work as a path. Her private collection of vases from the fifties fascinates (her) beyond the object - decorated, spun, flowing (playful?) ... Craquelé, glazes, images, colors, shapes turn objects into things of the ears. Sounds. Layers. Here, something has escaped its original meaning and found a new one. One in itself. The flower vases become vase-flowers and sprinkle the senses.This is also how we can understand the art of Christina Kubisch, which is somewhere between music, electronics, exhibition, conversation, collage and action. In the art world, this is called an installation, but it is so much more, so much more. Something that we can finally hear on record. And the record is automatically involved in this work: this record is played once, twice, several times and then inevitably at some point a crackling and cracking sound is added to the work itself. The format plays along.

The vinyl record as a walk-in installation. A kind of exhibition that inevitably takes us with it, because time, one way or another, leaves its mark. The language of cubic, the sounds of electronics, the vastness of possibilities also includes the record product as well as its becoming and (partial) passing.The coming crackles and pops are not to be understood as a disturbance, but rather as a Plus. Like a small hairline crack in one of the vases. This collection of various works by the artist and composer is of course a special gift for the tenth edition of the Edition Dur series. Great art. Where will we look for it in this cultural department store? Barthes or Tati, Bauhaus or Mitchell? Book, film, language, sound?It is all of these. It is music, field recording, electromagnetic waves, radio play, collage and experience. It is organized sound, committed sound, but also quite classical: sound art. What was originally composed specifically for a place and a time (Vasenresonanz for a radio play on Hessischer Rundfunk) is now given a magical mirror." - kulturkaufhaus.de

Cat. number: 10
Year: 2023