This cassette includes contributions from artists: Mario Merz, Nick Serota, Martin Rewcastle, Gregg Kahn, Christopher Orr, Dan Jones, Jeff Perks, John Copnall, Ray Walker, Eva Lockey, Kate Kelly, Russ Henderson Steel Band

Audio Arts: Volume 5 No 2, Side A – Mario Merz, Nick Serota, Martin Rewcastle

Audio Arts: Volume 5 No 2, Side B – Mario Merz, Nick Serota, Martin Rewcastle

Audio Arts: Volume 5 No 2, Side C – Tower Hamlets Residents, Gregg Kahn

Audio Arts: Volume 5 No 2, Side D – Ray Walker, Russ Henderson Steel Band

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  • A cassette inlay for Audio Arts Volume 5 No 2 published in 1982

    Inlay for Audio Arts Volume 5 No 2 published in 1982
    Archive reference: TGA200414/7/3 Volume 5 No 2

    © William Furlong

  • A cassette inlay for Audio Arts Volume 5 No 2 published in 1982

    Inlay for Audio Arts Volume 5 No 2 published in 1982
    Archive reference: TGA200414/7/3 Volume 5 No 2

    © William Furlong

Side A

  • 00:00:02: Mario Merz, Nicholas Serota, Martin Rewcastle, Mark Francis interviewed by William Furlong

Side B

  • 00:00:02: Mario Merz, Nicholas Serota, Martin Rewcastle, Mark Francis interviewed by William Furlong

Mario Merz at the Whitechapel Gallery

Mario Merz spent five days installing his exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in January 1980. After the work was finished he talked about it with Mark Francis, William Furlong, Martin Rewcastle and Nicholas Serota. On the tape Merz talks generally about his art, its references and meanings. Works discussed on the cassette include: The Double lgloo, Luoghi senza Strada, The Spiral Table, Two Lances, and a painting made especially for the exhibition.

Side C

  • 00:00:01: Tower Hamlets Residents interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:01:38: Peter Dunn, Lorraine Leeson, Martin Rewcastle, Vivian Lovell interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:09:10: Gregg Kahn, Martin Rewcastle, Vivian Lovell interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:15:37: Christopher Orr, Martin Rewcastle, Vivian Lovell interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:22:02: Dan Jones, Martin Rewcastle, Vivian Lovell interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:28:45: Jeff Perks, Martin Rewcastle, Vivian Lovell interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:35:21: John Copnall, Martin Rewcastle, Vivian Lovell interviewed by William Furlong

Side D

  • 00:00:02: Ray Walker, Martin Rewcastle, Vivian Lovell interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:05:58: Eva Lockey, Martin Rewcastle, Vivian Lovell interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:11:55: Kate Kelly, Martin Rewcastle, Vivian Lovell interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:15:17: Russ Henderson Steel Band

The Visual Arts in Tower Hamlets

The Visual Arts in Tower Hamlets comprises a series of recordings made with artists and organisations in that part of East London. Although traditionally poor, the area is characterised by the many racial groups who have settled there, the old buildings - particularly in the decaying docklands – and the re-development schemes. Within this context a unique range and level of creative activity can be found as can a number of examples of how art can have a specific function within a local community. Contributors to the tape include: Peter Dunn and Lorraine Leeson, Ray Walker, The Basement Community Project, Dan Jones, Jeff Perks, Chris Orr, John Copnall, Eva Lockey, Half Moon Photography Workshop and Liz Allen, comments by the local community and the Russ Henderson Steel Band.