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Thurston Moore Exhibition

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on October 21, 1998

Thurston Moore Exhibition
Chisenhale Gallery
64 Chisenhale Road
London E3 5QZ
England
15 October - November 1, 1998

In October 1997, independent music label Lo Recordings received a tape containing 30 different one-minute guitar pieces by Thurston Moore of the band Sonic Youth. Lo Recordings teamed up with Commercial Too, an independent art venture borne out of Commercial Gallery, copied the 30 guitar pieces onto individual one-minute tapes and sent them out to a wide cross section of artsts and musicians enclosed in a custom designed vacuum cleaner bag. The exhibition and accompany music CD, CD ROM and catalogue are the results of that request. The artists and musicians have all made new works, some incorporating the guitar sample into their work, some taking it as the inspiration to make an entirely new piece. David Bowie has contibuted a piece entitled d&b 1998, mixed media construction, signed and dated on the base, 4 inches high. There is also a digital print from email message, also entitled d&b 1998, 8x10 inches, that appears in the catalogue and the CD. Other artists participating in this exhibition are Bruce Gilbert, Gavin Turk, Gilbert & George, Martin Fletcher and Tim Head.

  • 21 October 1998
    Thurston Moore Exhibition

    Thurston Moore Exhibition
    Chisenhale Gallery
    64 Chisenhale Road
    London E3 5QZ
    England
    15 October - November 1, 1998

    In October 1997, independent music label Lo Recordings received a tape containing 30 different one-minute guitar pieces by Thurston Moore of the band Sonic Youth. Lo Recordings teamed up with Commercial Too, an independent art venture borne out of Commercial Gallery, copied the 30 guitar pieces onto individual one-minute tapes and sent them out to a wide cross section of artsts and musicians enclosed in a custom designed vacuum cleaner bag. The exhibition and accompany music CD, CD ROM and catalogue are the results of that request. The artists and musicians have all made new works, some incorporating the guitar sample into their work, some taking it as the inspiration to make an entirely new piece. David Bowie has contibuted a piece entitled d&b 1998, mixed media construction, signed and dated on the base, 4 inches high. There is also a digital print from email message, also entitled d&b 1998, 8x10 inches, that appears in the catalogue and the CD. Other artists participating in this exhibition are Bruce Gilbert, Gavin Turk, Gilbert & George, Martin Fletcher and Tim Head.