A collection of responses from over 40 leading contemporary composers and artists who were invited to represent aspects of their creative practice with words, and in particular, the spoken word, for the printed page. First published by RGAP 2008 this new Uniformbooks edition is available again, £30.00.
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I was recently invited to contribute a piece to LSA Journal's forthcoming edition on Architecture and Simulation. Derived from a long-running project on the restoration of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye, a new image-text work by Angus Carlyle and I probes our own archives as well as those made available online since we last conducted any in-depth research. Some unused fragments from the project follow on…
E1027: “We can't reproduce the corner cupboard because the original is in the Pompidou and the Musée de France will say that you can reproduce what you like if it doesn’t exist anymore but if it exists, it's a fake.” (Benton)
You know the story of Jeannot’s knife? The case of the corricolo is exactly similar. It is forbidden to build new ones, but it is not forbidden to put new wheels to old bodies, and new bodies on old wheels. By those means the corricolo becomes immortal” (Dumas)