Video documentation from MIDISSAGE & CONCERT – REMARKS ON THE HISTORY OF THINGS by Kristian Poulsen & Toke Tietze Mortensen
REMARKS ON THE HISTORY OF THINGS
Currently the LP sleeve is the materialized container of the primary materialized fetish object of music. This object is a totally displaced object whose meaning over time has been sliding from very pragmatic object to extremely superfluous object of pleasure. To some extent, this movement corresponds to what happened to painting after the introduction of camera technology. Here, painting went from an image making technology rooted in a practical documentary purpose, that included obligatory royal portraits and the like, to the L’art pour l’art of modernism where the only obligation of painting was painting and an accompanying self-reflexivity.
The exhibition Remarks On The History Of Things deals with meaning, displacement and context in relation to record sleeves, art and culture.
1. Installation view.
2. Stacking of George Kubler’s The Shape of Time – Remarks on the History of Things.
3. Installation view.
4. Installation view.
5. Installation view.
6. Installation view.
7. Poster with categorized punk record sleeves with the atomic bomb.
8. Poster with categorized punk record sleeves with shots.
9. Poster with categorized punk record sleeves with Heads of State.
10. Detail. Poster with categorized punk record sleeves with children.