JOSEPH NAMY    work . exhibitions . radio . contact





2012, sound/installation


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These are the lives of the sounds from the days of our lives.

Samples, clips, pinches, and rips – the art of sonic appropriation is an intuitive process that begins in the gut, a conflation of time where a moment of sound jumps out and shakes your core, a moment where the universe aligns itself forming a cryptic revelation which the artist must capture and decode.

(a(version)s) features original compositions from 10 sound artists who use sampling as an integral part of their practice. Their work spans a wide spectrum of approaches, dealing with intimate autobiographical references to over-arching archival systems exposing the politics of listening. Sounds steeped and inspired by their locale and history, politics and pressures, are defamiliarized – creating threads that are spatially ambiguous and future in their scope.

At the center of the installation is a dubplate record, which the audience is meant to play, to physically handle and audition the vinyl, an individual act filling up the space with sound.  These sound works are not meant to be sold, all copyleft, its community based art, communally experienced sound. The space is designed to provide a sensorial sound experience, a kind of listening refuge amidst the cacophony of the market.





Documentation from the installation at Cuchifritos Project Space, New York City 2016: