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I Need Nothing – A Nearly Useless Odyssey

von Alex am 12.10.2011   |   Kunst & Design, Musik & Film

Für die Design Biennale 2011 in Lissabon, deren Thema die Begrifflichkeit „Useful“ ist, wurde ein schönes (Musik-)Video produziert, indem sich Hände durch eine Plattenkiste wühlen und die Cover der Platten die Lyrics des Songs “Doughnut” der Band Parenthetical Girls ergeben. Alle Cover aus dem Video gibt’s auf diesem Tumblr zu sehen und die Idee zu diesem Video stammt von Cãoceito und Burdman.

Repositories of stories and its enriching emotions, the covers, that accomodate the existing panoply of musical genres, are the motto for this exibition. The focus is made on album covers that often conquer our memory even when music slightly reached our ears. Major graphic disasters or deified, unduly ignored or zeitgeists, covers provide listening with a touch and an image, with the act of collection and share. From cover to cover, going thru all the stories (and histories), we wrote a new one to the sound of a song that repeats: I need nothing, I’ve everything I need.

‘Useless’ – the motto of biennial’s current edition – was the kick-off, and the thought on how album covers (vinyls, in this case) enable people to ‘listen with the eyes’ the main goal of the project. At a time where digital audio files dominate but where traditional mediums still seduce fans, the album covers, being useless for some, stay relevant for others.


2 Kommentare

Mmmatze am 13.10.2011 um 00:34 Uhr

Ha, danke für den Hinweis, häng grade in Lissabon …

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