Multimedia artist Haroon Mirza, known for his audio collages and cut-ups, has a new limited edition record on the way, courtesy of The Vinyl Factory.
Mirza’s star is rising in the art world – he was garlanded with the Northern Art Prize in 2010, and he won the Silver Lion for the most promising young artist at the 2011 Venice Biennale.
/o/o/o/o/ has been created in parallel with Mirza’s exhibition of the same name at London’s Lisson Gallery, which includes a reverberation chamber, a turntable-based installation and an LED surround sound sequencer. The disc will feature a set of Haroon audio collages cut directly onto vinyl lacquers.
Different permutations of the record will come bundled with one of two remixes, courtesy of DFA unit Factory Floor and Jellyman (a.k.a Django Django’s Dave Maclean). The edits are part of a broader remix project: Mirza’s original recordings will be put online for producers to download and remix at their leisure, with the best submissions getting a physical pressing from The Vinyl Factory.
/o/o/o/o/ will retail in three different versions – one with the Factory Floor mix, one with the Jellyman edit, and one featuring Mirza soundworks and specially hand-made by the artist. The first two will each be limited to 300 copies, with the first 100 of each arriving hand-signed and numbered by Mirza. The third will be limited to 30 editions, and will arrive in hand finished lacquer boxes.