Noiseworks

Houston Press reviews an exhibition by edge conceptual artist Julian Dashper at the Texas Gallery. ‘Unique Records’ is a collection of art-shrine sound-bites amassed during Dashper’s travels and presented on transparent vinyl discs. On Dashper’s aural art: “the cover of Blue Circles reveals that it was ‘Recorded in front of Jackson Pollock’s ‘Blue Poles, Number 11, 1952,’ 7th January 2002 Canberra, Australia’ […] What in all likelihood contains the sounds of a museum guard’s creaking shoes or the cacophony of a school group could potentially harbour drama – a domestic dispute exacerbated by abstract expressionist art or perhaps international espionage plotted under the cover of a public place. Maybe it is just long minutes of awkward and reverential museum silence interrupted by the occasional ‘My kid could do that.'”


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Tūī Winner Benee Has a Vision

Tūī Winner Benee Has a Vision

Aucklander Benee, otherwise known as Stella Bennett, who claimed four Tūīs at this year’s Vodafone Music Awards, talked to Billboard’s Gab Ginsberg in the United States recently about her latest EP,…