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LAFMS - Los Angeles Free Music Society, Various Artists

Second Life: Light Bulb 1977-81

Label: Lafms

Format: BOOK

Genre: Sound Art

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As part of our Second Life series, we are pleased to present a special anthology of Light Bulbmagazine (1977–81), produced in cooperation with the Los Angeles Free Music Society and edited by LAFMS founding member Chip ChapmanLight Bulb was the house organ of the Los Angeles Free Music Society, made by and for the experimental collective of musicians that formed in 1972 Pasadena and soon "became a lightning rod for art-damaged, weird-music lovers everywhere." Nowhere is the DIY, visual complexity of their experimentation so clear as in this "occasional magazine" initiated by Chapman and comprised of art, writings, graphics, and poetry acquired by open call. In the foreword to this anthology, Chapman explains: "Your artwork and $2 per page got you a finished copy of the magazine. Artists utilized drawing, typewritten text, rubdown lettering, collage and photography, sometimes all on the same page. There were ads for other LAFMS records and cassette tapes. Smirking visual comedy to dark sexual ramblings, text based designs and poetry, realistic drawings and abstract collages; these all found a spot in Light Bulb."
Keeping with the format of the original publication, which utilized dime store materials ranging from Pee-Chee folders to shipping boxes, this reissue contains a selection of 60 looseleaf pages in a 8.75 x 11.25 x 1 inch cardboard mailer. Each "cover" is unique, with custom stencil and stamp stickers applied by hand and sealed with duct tape. Second Life: Light Bulb 1977-81 includes reproductions of works originally contributed by Chip Chapman, Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Pat Fish, Juan Gomez, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Potts, Tom Recchion, and others.

Cat. number: nc
Year: 2015

Published by East of Borneo in cooperation with the Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) |62 pages + 4 stickers, looseleaf | 8.75 x 11.25 x 1 in.

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