12" vinyl record with booklet and text sheet, 38 mins 44 secs, 12 illustrations in colour, saddle stitched, double grooved cover, in plastic sleeve / Each cover is an original painting by Renée Levi and differs in motive and expression
For the exhibition “Dialog I” Karen Geyer and Renée Levi were invited to examine the work of the others and to develop a joint presentation for the Kunsthalle Palazzo in Liestal. The artists designed a spatial concept with four large chassis covered with semi-transparent cotton fabric. The format measures the smallest space and fills it completely. The picture frames leaning against the walls change the structure of the room, obstruct or lengthen passages or divide a hall. The result is an overall staging in the darkened rooms, illuminated by cold LED light, in which sequences of movement and shadows cast by both the painting and the music installations are intertwined.
A passage into another world. The analog soundtrack, which extends almost infinitely in time and changes slightly, meets Renée Levi’s performative painterly gesture, which is formed, as it were, from the repetition of movement rhythms.
For the present edition, the two artists have continued their collaboration beyond the exhibition and together have recorded the classical format of a long-playing record. While Karen Geyer assembles a selection of sounds from the exhibition and recordings in the rooms of the Palazzo into nine new pieces, Renée Levi has laid out all 350 covers and worked them with roller and black acrylic paint.
A picture booklet with twelve large-format exhibition photographs by Marcel Schmid and a leaflet with an introduction by Andrea Domesle complete the edition.
|Release Place||Zurich, Switzerland|
|Dimensions||31.0 × 31.0 cm|
|Technique||Audio, Offset Printing|