Untitled (Utrecht Projekt)
7-inch flexi disk and 32 pp catalogue
8 1/4h x 7 1/2w in
20.95h x 19.05w cm
Richard Artschwager (1923-2013) was an American artist whose work defied categorization. Artschwager specialized in making the visual comprehension of space and the everyday objects that occupy it strangely unfamiliar. He excelled in causing pictorial and textual confusion through a series of stylistic hybrids such as those in his "blps" series, as captured in the Utrecht Project.
The evenly-spaced tics make a hybrid with all other sound (yea, everything else) that happens to be going on. One can listen to everything - Thank you John Cage! - or fade out the tics or fade out the other, the life-sound, the way a radio receiver can drift between two stations when the reception is not perfect.____Richard Artschwag, on the disk recordings