02 - 05 Dec. 2010
Art Basel Miami Beach '10
Art Metropole invites you to The Tranzac Club on Saturday April 23rd at 10pm for a live performance from The Guayaveras with Josh Thorpe to launch Art Metronome 002, the second in Art Metropole’s series of split 7” vinyl releases curated by Andrew Zealley.
The Guayaveras is an ongoing musical collaboration between musicians Eric Chenaux and Ryan Driver. Their contribution to Art Metronome 002 titled Timber Piles features vocals by artist Josh Thorpe. Aidan Baker’s song Once Upon A Time There Was (A Beginning & An End) is included on the verso.
Josh Thorpe is an artist, writer, and musician living in Toronto. He has a Masterâ€™s in Visual Studies from University of Toronto and he works at ERA Architects and Cove & Ovolo. His work has been shown in Canada, the US, and Europe. In 2009 Art Metropole published Thorpe’s first book, Dan Graham Pavilions: A Guide.
Aidan Baker is a Canadian musician & writer alternately based in Toronto & Berlin. A classically trained multi-instrumentalist, his primary instrument is the electric guitar with which he creates music ranging from experimental/drone to ambient post-rock to contemporary classical. He is the author of several books of poetry & has released numerous albums on such labels as Drone Records, Basses Frequences, & Alien8 Recordings.
Andrew Zealley is a Toronto-based artist whose work expands beyond audio and music methods to inform mixed disciplines and media. His practice has been situated at the shifting nexus of HIV/AIDS, queer identity, and the body since 1990. Zealley s audio installation, Nature: This Is A Recording, is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada. He has recordings published by labels Art Metropole, Fine & Dandy, How To Explain Silence To A Dead Hare, Old Europa Cafe, Public Record/Ultra-red, Tourette Records, and Vague Terrain. Zealley holds an MFA in interdisciplinary studies from OCAD University. He is currently pursuing doctoral research through the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University; Program of Study: Safe and Sound: Art, Queer Listening, and Biopolitics of HIV/AIDS.