Afterall – Issue 28
Welcome to Baseline 60, our autumn issue. To coincide with the 60th issue of the magazine, we mounted an exhibition at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) to celebrate the 17-year collaboration with its students, graduates and staff. For the first book review in this issue we selected the Design series published by the Antique Collectors’ Club, designed by Webb and Webb. It is reviewed by Prof. Alan Powers. The second publication is TD 63–73 Total Design and its pioneering role in graphic design. The author is Ben Bos and it is published by Unit Editions. The review is by Prof. Ian McLaren.
Book, CD, Deluxe, Sale
CD release with a limited edition, 50 page book complete with beautiful images and texts eluding to the recording materials, machinery, processes and personnel. The book also encompasses an audio cookbook with recipes for you to create your own experimental audio loops and soups. The culmination of a year’s worth of sound experiments with machines of a bygone era, The Otolith Sessions sees Elsie Martins ‘Atom Eye’ project realise it’s most ambitious and complete work to date. A meticulously programmed full length as opposed to a collection of tracks the album develops and unfolds with a palpable sense of purpose and adventure over the albums six storied compositions. The visceral nature of the beautiful but abstruse music is no fluke but a deliberate result of the unhurried nature of the albums writing and production process. The Otolith Sessions was mixed & co-produced by James Aparicio (Liars, Spiritualized) and features guest appearances from regular collaborators; award-winning percussionist Pete Lockett (Björk, David Holmes, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lee Scratch Perry, Primal Scream) and Mute Artist, Composer and Producer Simon Fisher Turner (whose work includes soundtracks for Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio, The Last of England, The Garden and David Lynch-produced Nadja).
Each issue has around 168 pages and includes high-quality colour reproductions of the artists’ work. Issue 26 looks at questions of pedagogy, such as gallery education, Godard’s didacticism, Lina Bo Bardi’s exhibition displays, and through the artists Catherine Sullivan, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina and Group Material. Accompanying texts look at Hans Eijkelboom, theorisations of the event and the current Moscow art scene.
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