A collection of sound recordings by contributors and founders of the
magazine, Wallpaper. The recordings, which range from pure sound generated
electronically (Richard Bernas) to listening in to extracts from dream
Seminars (Susan Hiller), are as varied as the individuals who make up the
Wallpaper group: a writer, musician, poet, sculptor and sociologist.
A sound catalogue made for their much acclaimed performance at the Garage
Gallery by Nice Style, the world's first pose band. The tape features Bruce
McLean and Duncan Smith (1974). (B)
A collection or readings by the American artist, Richard Quarrell,
concerning combinations of ascending and descending numerical sequences.
Richard Cork, art critic, writer and broadcaster, delivered the Lethaby
Lectures at the Royal College of Art on the l4th and 21st November, 1974.
The title of the lectures posed the question:
Sculpture Now: Dissolution or Redefinition? The lectures define and examine
the position of sculpture within contemporary art, seeing current
tendencies on the one hand toward dematerialization and reduction of the
vocabulary of orthodox sculptural expression (Andre, Bell, Flanagan,
Flavin, Judd, Ruckriem and Visser), to radical departures from that
tradition that sculpture in the accepted sense is no longer the end product
(Bochner, Burn, Fulton, Gilbert and George, Graham, Kosuith, Long and
Oppenheim). (2 x B)
R. Buckminster Fuller at Art Net, London, November 1974. The entire
lecture, lasting over two hours, provides an introduction to Fuller's
fundamental concepts and arguments, as well as providing a unique
opportunity to witness the development of his ideas as he speaks. (2 x B)
Bijou O'Connor's short but intense friendship with Scott Fitzgerald took
place during his visits to Europe in the early 20's. In
this programme compiled from recordings made during June 1974 and May 1975
in Hove, Sussex, Bijou, in her 8Oth year, gives vivid accounts of times
spent with Fitzgerald during the difficult period of Zelda Fitzgerald's
failing health. Friendships with Picasso, Gertrude Stein and Ernest
Hemingway are also discussed. (A)
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not.
This twenty minute section Act One of To Have and Have
Not - is taken from the radio adaptation, broadcast by CBS on October l4th,
Advertisement of an idea 1976.
A condensed recording of the original transmission on Capital
Radio, London, of a Soundwork by the artist. (B)
Bruce McLean with Silvia Ziranek. A sound/slide work comprising two parts from ~<Sorry~>: 1) <A National Anthem>, 2) <Sorry> Duration 10 minutes + 2 slides. (Presented at Battersea Arts Centre 1977, and Hayward Annual 1979). (B)