"Dan Graham & The Static at Riverside Studios London was originally released in 1979 by Audio Arts. The cassette features two tracks, one documenting Dan Graham's performance of Performer/Audience/Mirror and the other documenting a live set by The Static. Both tracks were recorded live in London on February 24, 1979. Primary Information's facsimile edition of the cassette also contains a printed interview between William Furlong and Dan Graham. Dan Graham's Performer/Audience/Mirror (first performed in 1975) deconstructs the relationship between a performer and his/her audience. The performance is set on a stage flanked by a large mirror in back and consists of a monologue delivered through four phases: (1) the artist facing the audience and describing himself and the attitudes his movements signify, (2) the artist facing the audience and describing their external behaviors, (3) the artist facing the mirror (back to the audience) and discussing his movements and their signification, and (4) the artist (still facing the mirror) describing the audience and their movements through a reverse perspective. The second track is a 41-minute live recording of the No Wave band The Static, who performed after Graham. The Static rip through several songs including "Inspirez Expirez" and "Don't Let Me Stop You," which appears on the band's lone release from the 70s, Theoretical Record. The band's lineup was Glenn Branca on guitar, Barbara Ess on bass, and Christine Hahn on drums, with all of them contributing vocals." (label info)
in stock | US| 2016| PRIMARY INFORMATION | 14.90

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