Damn, it’s Monday again. Let’s begin the week as usual with a beautiful video. The old Bob Dylan’s trick gets replayed nicely by Cãoceito + Burdman with a group of Portuguese artists.
It’s a visual story told with over 200 illustrated album covers. “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“.
God save the album cover, which is probably the only reason why I keep buying CDs (and books).
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.
I think this is super fabulous!!! I definitely feel inspired to create something similar-but-different now . . . :)
Many thanks to Canaan for sharing this beastie with me. Woop woop!
with passion & gratitude — jb