Edited by Ken Ehrlich and Brandon LaBelle. Essays by Jennifer Gabrys, Robin Wilson, Michael Rakowitz, Claudine Isé, Octavio Camargo, Kathy Battista, Brandon Lattu, Simparch, e-Xplo, James O'Leary, Kristin Kreider, et al.
Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 125 pgs / 25 color. | 6/1/2006 | In stock ISBN 9780977259403 | $18.00
Edited by Seth Kim Cohen. Conversations with Esther Leslie, Eric Roth, Seth Kim-Cohen, Andrew McGettigan, Julius Nil, David Toop, Scanner, Brandon LaBelle, Ken Vandermark, Kaffe Matthews, Steven Connor, John Parish, Ben Watson, et al.
Paperback, 5.5 x 7.5 in. / 125 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 4/1/2006 | In stock ISBN 9780965557092 | $17.00
Edited by Brandon LaBelle, Ken Ehrlich and Stephen Vitiello. Essays by Kathy Battista, Jennifer Gabrys, Lucy Lippard, Laurie Palmer, Lucy Soutter, Sara Roberts, Jane Rendell, Simon Leung, Michael Weinstock, Juli Carson, Alphonso Lingis and Giles Lane.
Paperback, 8 x 10.5 in. / 300 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 8/2/2003 | Not available ISBN 9780965557047 | $25.00
Published by Les presses du réel/Errant Bodies Press. Text by Brandon LaBelle, Fred Dewey, Edit Molnár, Jeremy Woodruff. Interview by Elena Biserna.
Compiling works and writings from the last 13 years, this comprehensive monograph on American artist, writer and theorist Brandon LaBelle (born 1969) captures the artist’s expansive practice. Originally from Los Angeles and currently based in Berlin, LaBelle has been at the forefront of the sound arts since the mid-1990s, developing projects that adopt methods of intervention and spatial practice, that work with voice and modes of address, and that stage scenes of public gathering based on notions of interruption and radical sharing. LaBelle is a highly unique artist and writer, engaged in collaborative and public work, and the monograph documents his diverse activities in a range of international contexts. It includes a CD of a recent line performance by Labelle, essays on the artist by writer Fred Dewey, curator Edit Molnár, and cultural theorist Jeremy Woodruff, along with an interview with the artist by Elena Biserna.
Manual for the Construction of a Cart as a Device to Elaborate Social Connection
Published by Errant Bodies Press. Edited by Brandon LaBelle, Ken Ehrlich. Text by Octavio Camargo, Jennifer Gabrys.
The product of an international collective of artists, architects and writers who create collaborative projects and publications, this third edition of Surface Tension's Supplement series documents three years of artistic research, site-specific work and location-based practices in Curitiba, Brazil--providing an in-depth exploration of the city's economically marginal favela dwellers, who venture throughout the public spaces of Curitiba in search of recyclable materials. Documentation and texts elaborate on the cultural and political issues that come to light through various uses of public space. Originally developed as a collaborative installation between international and local artists--including Ken Ehrlich, Brandon LaBelle, Octávio Camargo and Guilherme Soares--exhibited at Curitiba's Ybakatu Gallery, this publication raises pertinent questions about the consequences of cross-cultural and site-specific collaboration and proffers an experimental approach toward political inquiry and intermedia practice.
What Remains of a Building Divided into Equal Parts and Distributed for Reconfiguration
Published by Errant Bodies Press. Edited by Brandon LaBelle, Ken Ehrlich. Text by Ava Bromberg, Mathias Heyden, Jesko Fezer, Fabianne Balvedi, Jennifer Gabrys.
Continuing the work initiated in Surface Tension: Problematics of Site, this second in the Supplement series engages questions of location and performative interventionist practices through essays and creative projects. Probing the intersection of art and architecture, Surface Tension No. 2 offers a critical glance at recent urban planning policies in China and a history of "participatory" architecture. It includes temporary architectural work by the Tijuana-based consortium of artists, designers and musicians known as Torolab, as well as a study of Nis Roemer's innovative Hot Summer urban farming project in Copenhagen. With essays digital culture in Brazil, electronic waste and camouflage as creative strategy, this volume offers fresh reading on the specifics of site.
Published by Errant Bodies Press. Edited by Brandon LaBelle. Text by Carmen Cebreros Urzaiz, Bastien Gallet.
For the project documented in this volume, Brandon LaBelle invited people from around the world to send in radio memories--of songs overheard at special moments in their lives. Radio Memory contains contributions by Bastien Gallet, Carmen Cebreros Urzaiz and others, as well as a CD of audio works by LaBelle.
Published by Errant Bodies Press. Edited by Brandon LaBelle, Erik Granly Jensen. Essays by Kabir Carter, Lene Asp Frederiksen, Anna Friz, Steve Goodman, Sophea Lerner, Heidi Grundmann, Henriette Steiner, Douglas Kahn, Tianna Kennedy, Alejandra P»rez and Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, et al.
The legacy of radio and the arts has spawned many forms of radical culture over the years, from early Modernist notions of the "Wireless Imagination" and its subsequent vernacular tongues to Acoustic Ecology's call for "Radical Radio." This contemporary history of radical radio addresses the transformation of this broadcast medium by recent breakthroughs in digital technology--from digital streaming to web radio and podcasting--paying special attention to the "transmission arts" in culture and politics. It includes creative and critical essays by historians, media theorists, radio producers and activists, coupled with artistic and audio projects by current avant-gardists Kabir Carter, Brandon LaBelle, James Sey and others. While "Modern" radio stitched together an electronic network by expanding outward, today's radio may fulfill Marshall McLuhan's idea of the global "extended nervous system" by networking individual lives on more of a cellular level. According to the authors, radio is no longer out there, in the ether, but inside us, transmitting intense stratifications of culture. Comes with audio CD.
Published by Errant Bodies Press. Edited by Ken Ehrlich and Brandon LaBelle. Essays by Jennifer Gabrys, Robin Wilson, Michael Rakowitz, Claudine Isé, Octavio Camargo, Kathy Battista, Brandon Lattu, Simparch, e-Xplo, James O'Leary, Kristin Kreider, et al.
Following the success of Surface Tension: Problematics of Site,Surface Tension: Supplement No. 1 presents contemporary site-based practices in art, architecture and performance through writing, documentation and projects. It offers readers a string of moments when artistic practice actively discovers, defines and recreates public space, and asks what role that kind of practice might play in defining contemporary culture and society. Issues of design activism and the role of media in spatial experience are explored in critical essays by Jennifer Gabrys on Fresh Kills Landfill in New York, Michael Rakowitz on the Hungarian-based team Big Hope, and in Claudine Isé's Vanishing Point, an exhibition questioning the aesthetics of urban non-spaces. Ken Ehrlich contributes a piece on the infrastructure of signage in Los Angeles as seen through the photographs of Brandon Lattu. In addition, readers will find documentation of projects by the artist groups Simparch and e-Xplo, along with Kristin Kreider and James O'Leary's works designed specifically for the book.
Published by Errant Bodies Press. Essays by Federico Marulanda Rey, Kim Cascone and Hans Ulrich Obrist. Introduction by Brandon LaBelle.
A pioneer since the early 1960s in sound art and digital composition, Yasunao Tone has composed for Merce Cunningham (alongside John Cage) and been a member of the groups Ongaku, Hi-Red Center and Fluxus. He is unabashedly avant garde and continues today to engage questions of noise, language and systems of representation. This indispensable monograph catalogues the artist's career through documentation of seminal projects.
Published by Errant Bodies Press. Edited by Seth Kim Cohen. Conversations with Esther Leslie, Eric Roth, Seth Kim-Cohen, Andrew McGettigan, Julius Nil, David Toop, Scanner, Brandon LaBelle, Ken Vandermark, Kaffe Matthews, Steven Connor, John Parish, Ben Watson, et al.
If it all came down to one piece of music, what would you choose? How would you justify your choice? On live radio? These are the questions Julius Nil asked every other Sunday for a year on London's Resonance FM, before going to work at Yale under his given name, Seth Kim-Cohen. Includes 12 conversations with influential figures from classical, jazz, rock, pop, cultural theory, philosophy and the burgeoning field of sound art.
Published by Errant Bodies Press. Edited by Brandon LaBelle. Essay by Allen Weiss.
This first monograph on sound artist Christof Migone tracks his work since the mid-80s: a weaving together of multiple media, from radio to telephone to digital objects, that has formed a stunning and highly dynamic practice, one that combines an acute sonic sensibility with performative usages of the body, video and voice.
Published by Errant Bodies Press. By Achim Wollscheid. Edited by Brandon LaBelle.
Documenting a series of sound installations created since 1998 as part of the Beyond Music Sound Festival in Los Angeles. by sound artist, writer and curator Brandon LaBelle, Site Specific Sound pries open architecture and the specifics of locality as a contingent form whose relationship to sounds extends well beyond acoustical phenomena. It suggests ways to understand the fabrication of space through sounds as a central lens, and architecture itself as a strategy for the construction of sound events.
Published by Errant Bodies Press. Edited by Brandon LaBelle, Ken Ehrlich and Stephen Vitiello. Essays by Kathy Battista, Jennifer Gabrys, Lucy Lippard, Laurie Palmer, Lucy Soutter, Sara Roberts, Jane Rendell, Simon Leung, Michael Weinstock, Juli Carson, Alphonso Lingis and Giles Lane.
From Gordon Matta-Clark to Lawrence Weiner, Bruce Nauman to Alison Knowles, the question of site locates itself in issues of public space, at the intersection of the imagined and the real, at the juncture of performance and architectural production. By anthologizing essays, documents, and interviews by leading critics, historians, and artists on issues of site-specificity, conceptualism, feminism, and architecture practice, Surface Tension reveals the connections between cultural production and the very spaces in which such work functions. These textual explorations are complemented by extensive documentation of related projects, both historical and contemporary, by artists, architects, and performance artists, including Coughing Piece, a never-before released 1961 audio work by Yoko Ono; an obscure audio work by Nauman from 1969; projects by Suzanne Lacy, a leading figure in the development of conceptual practice and public art; and an experimental text by Jane Rendell on psychic architectures. Conversations occur between the pages of Surface Tension, between theoretical analysis and modes of practice, that activate the publication as a site itself, one participating in a broad field of knowledge. Includes an audio CD of the sound art pieces.
Published by Errant Bodies Press. Edited by Brandon LaBelle. Essays by Achim Wollscheid, Minoru Sato, Giuseppe Ielasi and Michel Henritzi. Foreword by Barbara Schroeder.
A collaborative sound-art project by artists from Europe, North America and Japan, Social Music documents a 2001 series of broadcasts on Kunstradio in Vienna. Brandon LaBelle, Minoru Sato and others were commissioned to question, rethink and reinvent radiophonic space as an aural, social and architectural infrastructure. "I wanted very much to create a conceptual framework for organizing the works not so much around making music within the confines of the studio, but by inviting outside influence or social input in determining sound production," LaBelle comments. "Social Music functioned as an overarching umbrella for generating musical and sonic activities that sought out public space, social interaction, spatial discoveries--found sounds, phenomenological tests, conversations between friends..." A beautifully designed object, the book contains a CD and text that come wrapped in cardboard covers.
Described as one of the most impressive new literature journals by Small Press magazine, this issue of Errant Bodies includes contributions by Simon Leung, Norman Klein, Nicky Hirst, Steve Roden, Ed Fella, Steve Hall and many others.