"According to the French government's 1% guidelines, one per cent of the total amount spent in the construction of any public building is to be allocated for the realization of site-specific artworks. In this context, David Jourdan and Yuji Oshima were commissioned to create a permanent installation for the new building of the ministry, 182 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, completed in early 2005. A temperamental audio playback is set off by accident in two elevators at the ministry. The issue is deceptive musak. Every user of the elevator who presses a button participates in a game in which there is a limited number of possible actions, but a real 1% chance of winning. When one wins, the reward is an illuminated animation on the cabin ceiling accompanied by a brief audio composition. For that purpose, Jourdan and Oshima invited 17 artists / groups to create 15 to 90 seconds of sound compositions of previously unreleased audio material." (label info) Feat. Colleen, Dat Politics, Eugene Chadbourne, Felix Kubin, Four Tet, Gelitin, Nobukazu Takemura, Sun OK Papi K.O., The Books, Tujiko Noriko, Yoshimi and more.
in stock | DK| 2007| PORK SALAD PRESS | 24.90

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