Art Metropole launched Sonic Death, Complete Issues 1-7 at a party on the evening of Friday, November 30th. Here’s some pictures of the event, for your entertainment (and ours!).
Sonic Death is the first in our new quick and dirty “Bootleg Series”. The original issues were self-published and distributed beginning in the early 1990’s. Contents include band news, record reviews, fan contributions, hate mail, interviews with notable musicians, tour diaries, drawings, prose, comics, and special mail order offers. Supplies are limited, so order now! $25.00 each, while they last!
Sonic Matters, Sonic Kollaborations was a traveling exhibition organized by New York City’s Printed Matter and curated by Todd Alden. The exhibition consisted of ephemera and printed matter either produced by, or in collaboration with, the popular New York City musical collective, Sonic Youth. Materials such as concert flyers, posters, zines, writings by band members (including Kim Gordonâ€™s project for FILE Megazine); artist books by Lee Ranaldo, and of course record and compact disc designs. Collaborators include many visual artists, among them Mike Kelley, Raymond Pettibon, Gerhard Richter, James Welling, Richard Kern, Dan Graham, John Knight, Lydia Lunch, Christian Marclay, Rodney Graham, Yoko Ono and Jeff Wall. The work spans a period of approximately 20 years, from the inception of Sonic Youth to the present.
1: Luis Jacob and Eric Glavin.
2: Alex Snukal.
3: Natalie Devito and Elaine Bowen.
4: Michael Buckland, James Carl and Tracy Nakayama.
5: Klint Roenish and Peggy Gale.
6: Jim Munroe, Sandy Plotnikoff and Dave Dyment.
7: Shauna and Matt.
8: Rawbrt and Luis Jacob.
9: Rawbrt and Luis Jacob.
10: Amanda Ross and Rashi Hargovan.
11: Andrew James Paterson and Lisa Deanne Smith .