Our friends at The Vinyl Factory have created a mobile vinyl press – the first of its kind – and you can try it out.
The Vinyl Factory Press will be installed at the White Cube in South London this spring to press live performances by multimedia artist Christian Marclay, whose solo exhibition in the gallery runs from January 28 to April 12.
Marclay, who’s perhaps best known for his 24-hour video installation The Clock, has been experimenting, composing and performing with vinyl records and turntables since his student days in 1979. His early series ‘Recycled Records’ (1980-86) was a tapestry of fragmented and reassembled vinyl records that became hybrid objects that could be played, replete with leaps in tone and sound, and his latest exhibition continues to explore the boundaries of sound and art through vinyl.
Comprised of a collection of paintings, works on paper and visual installations, the exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of live performances on weekend afternoons. A number of high-profile contemporary composers and the London Sinfonietta will perform newly commissioned compositions and improvisation sessions in response to Marclay’s encircling video installations.
The performances will be recorded direct-to-acetate, and for the rest of the week The Vinyl Factory Press will work away to print each performance in batches of 500 records. Fine-art printmakers Coriander Studio will complete the process on site, crafting unique silk-screen record sleeves to encase the records, which will be sold for £25 each.
The exhibition and all of the performances are free and open to the public, but admission is first-come-first-served so arrive early. The show runs from Wednesday, January 28 until Sunday, April 12 at White Cube, 144-152 Bermondsey Street.