This issue of recordings from documenta X and Sculpture Projects in Münster 1997 includes contributions from Marina Abramović and Dan Graham

Audio Arts: Volume 17 No 3 & 4, Side A – Bert Theis, Marina Abramović, Waldemar Januszczak, Mel Gooding, Charles Esche, Mike Kelley, Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, Catherine David

Audio Arts: Volume 17 No 3 & 4, Side B – Dan Graham, Joachim Koester, Christine Hill, Michael Baldwin, Sacha Craddock, Siobhan Hapaska

Audio Arts: Volume 17 No 3 & 4, Side C – Christine Borland, Herman De Vries, Nam June Paik, Carl Solway, Bert Theis, Tommaso Corvi-Mora, Sabina Russ, Paul Isenrath

Audio Arts: Volume 17 No 3 & 4, Side D – Lawrence Weiner, Douglas Gordon, Linda Blumberg, Hans Haacke, Rebecca Horn

Audio Arts Volume 17 No 3 & 4 inlay 1
Inlay for Audio Arts Volume 17 No 3 & 4 published in 1999
Archive reference: TGA200414/7/3 Volume 17 No 3 & 4

The International exhibition (part 2) – documenta X, Sculpture, Projects in Münster 1997

(Double Issue)  

The theme of the International Exhibition explored in Volume 17 Numbers 1 & 2 is continued in this double issue. In Kassel, Marina Abramović discusses, for the first time, Balkan Baroque, her live work realised a couple of weeks earlier at the Venice Biennale. As well as ‘on location’ interviews with artists discussing their works at documenta X and ‘Sculpture, Projects in Münster’, the over-arching issues and themes of each of these major events are also examined. Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton describes documenta X as ‘being about redundancy and dealing with the end of this kind of event: … from the outside, it’s like looking through a glass window at a laboratory’. Mel Gooding, providing on-the-spot commentaries on a number of sculpture projects in Münster, acknowledges that through their power, impact and meaning the term ‘monumental’ can be used legitimately to indicate authentic attributes of a work of art in public space. In attending major international exhibitions, Audio Arts believes that the unrehearsed and spontaneous interviews, discussion and debates that form an integral and defining part of those events, provide ‘first-hand’ insights into the agendas and preoccupations of contemporary art, criticism and curatorship. As well as the spoken word, the tapes also include recordings from various installations and performances as well as local ambience. Interviews are by William Furlong and Mel Gooding.

Side A

  • 00:00:01: Bert Theis, installation actuality
  • 00:01:14: Marina Abramović interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:16:12: Waldemar Januszczak interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:20:37: Mel Gooding interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:25:01: Charles Esche interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:28:24: Mike Kelley interviewed
  • 00:30:49: Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:36:52: Catherine David press conference translation

Side B

  • 00:00:01: Dan Graham, interviewed by Mel Gooding
  • 00:08:55: Joachim Koester interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:14:05: Christine Hill interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:16:36: Michael Baldwin: performance actuality and interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:27:28: Sacha Craddock interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:33:28: Siobhán Hapaska installation actuality; and interviewed by William Furlong

Bert Theis, Philosophical Platform (extract). Mike Kelley/Tony Oursler, The Poetics Project, 1997 (extract) mixed media installation. Pit Music, (extract) Joachim Koester. (a) The group, Jackson Pollock Bar give a performance lip-synching to a pre-recorded text of a lecture given in Vienna by Mel Ramsden and Michael Baldwin in 1995. Siobhán Hapaska Heart (extract) 1995.

Side C

  • 00:00:01: Christine Borland interviewed by Mel Gooding
  • 00:12:15: Herman De Vries interviewed by Mel Gooding
  • 00:20:24: Nam June Paik interviewed by Mel Gooding
  • 00:23:53: Carl Solway interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:27:01: Bert Theiss: commentary and installation actuality; interviewed by Mel Gooding
  • 00:35:12: Tommaso Corvi-Mora interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:38:17: Sabina Russ interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:42:11: Paul Isenrath interviewed by Mel Gooding

Side D

  • 00:00:01: Lawrence Weiner interviewed by Mel Gooding
  • 00:10:54: Douglas Gordon interviewed by Mel Gooding
  • 00:30:07: Linda Blumberg interviewed by Mel Gooding
  • 00:37:05: Hans Haacke interviewed by Mel Gooding
  • 00:40:28: Rebecca Horn interviewed by Mel Gooding

Commentaries by Mel Gooding on: Sanctuarium, Herman De Vries. 32 cars for the 20th century: play Mozart’s Requiem quietly, Nam June Paik.  Philosophic Platform, Bert Theis. Standort Merry-go-round, Hans Haacke. Das gegenlaufige Konzert, Rebecca Horn.