We Buy White Albums

Tolle Ausstellung/Installation von Rutherford Chang in der Recess Art Gallery, wo er einen Popup-Store aufgebaut hat, seine 693 White Albums von den Beatles zeigt und neue Erstpressungen in allen Zuständen kauft. Dazu spielt er jeden Tag die Alben, eins nach dem anderen, dokumentiert die Cover und am Ende will er alle dieser White-Alben-Plays übereinandermischen. Eine Kackophonie aus White Albums, oben die erste Seite des White Albums hundertmal übereinandergelegt. Mag ich, sehr. Aus einem Interview mit Dust & Grooves:

Q: Are you collecting as an artist or as a music fan?

A: I’m collecting them as cultural artifacts.

Q: Do you listen to vinyl records on regular basis?

A: I listen to the White Album every day.

Q: You play it every day, non- stop. What are you trying to achieve?

A: While at Recess, I’m listening to and recording the albums and documenting the covers. The albums I listen to get put up on the “staff picks” wall. At the end of the exhibition, I will press a new double-LP made from all the recordings layered upon each other. It will be like playing a few hundred copies of the White Album at once, each scratched and warped in its own way.

RUTHERFORD CHANG – WE BUY WHITE ALBUMS (via MeFi)