• Side 1
    R. Buckminsier Fuller at Art Net November 1974. This thirty minute extract from a lecture lasting nearly two hours serves both as an introduction to some of the fundamental concepts behind Fuller's arguments and a unique opportunity to witness the development of his ideas as he speaks.
  • Side 2
    Joseph Beuys at the Institute of Contemporay Art, November 1974. An exhibition called Art into Society. Society into Art took place as the main feature of German Month held at the I.C.A. during November 1974.
      1) Description of existing world social and political Systems.
      2) Re-structuring of society by individual creativity and self management.
      3) Education as a strategy for bringing about change. Participation - Education -Information.
      4) Evolution from drawings to action art to environment art and social sculpture. I.C.A. blackboard environment.
      5) Structure of school, practical problems, teachers contracts. The three levels; The faculty level, Open Forum, The Institutes (ecological problems, evolutionary science).
      6) Moving to a more effective position as an artist within society. (A)


  • Carl Andre
    Carl Andre is one of America's leading middle generation sculptors. While in London for bis exhibition at the Lisson Gallery in June 1975, he expressed interest in the idea of making a tape about the exhibition in the form of a verbal description. Andre was simultaneously exhibiting in "The Condition of Sculpture" at the Hayward Gallery and at the Museum of Modern Art Oxford, but the Lisson show consisted of poems, pasted to white panels attached to the gallery walls. Throughout the tape the artist moves through the gallery space describing the works, their references and his links as an artist with American culture and its history. (A)


  • Edna O'Brien
    Over a dinner at Waltons, London in January 1975, Edna O'Brien talked extensively of her life as a writer with conversation ranging from close friendships, including the late Sean Kenny, to gratitude for an upbringing which gave her "a fierce determination to escape". As the meal proceeds a fascinating and informative picture is built up of this writer, her passions, influences and aspirations. (A)


  • Side 1
    Marcel Duchamp

    This recording, made in 1959, of an interview with Marcel Duchamp by George Heard Hamilton in New York and Richard Hamilton in London, is a unique and rare opportunity to listen to the artist himself talk and answer questions about bis work, motivation as an artist and views in retrospect on the "Large Glass" "ready mades'" and subsequent philosophies built up around him. The following topics are amongst those discussed. Readymades - Bicycle Wheel, Bottle Dryer, Snow Shovel, Phial of Paris Air, origins of Dada, The Large Glass, Courbet, reactions against retinal conception of painting. Muybridge, Futurists, Balla, and so on. The immediate impact of this tape is the ease with which Duchamp articulates often complex issues surrounding bis work with immense clarity and simplicity.

  • Side 2
    Hermann Nitsch

    During 1964 Hermann Nitsch, with fellow artists Otto Mühl and Günther Brus, founded in Austria the ~"Vienna Institute for Direct Art". From 1965, the group organized a series of events concerned with drawing attention to violent and supressed tendencies within the human mind. Controversy and social irritation built up around the artists and their activities which were seen as bizarre rituals, with slaughtered animals used in performances, blood and flesh being smeared over participants. In this recording, made during a lunch at the BasIe art fair in June 1975, Nitsch talks generally about his work, its sources and influences on his thinking including Jung, Eastern philosophy and Nietzsche. (A)

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