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collection:2004 | date added:2004-08-13 | enter project
(vernacular digital minimalism)
Loop_reprise is an mp3 player that plays different versions of a single well known song. The project cross-links a number of old and new cultural tendencies. From the classical avant-garde, repetitious unit as a formal device (minimalism), and from digital multimedia it connects the use of sampling to an older tradition of the 'cover version' from popular music. Rather than (interactively) allowing users to remix or re-author sound samples, the project takes a number of different versions of the same song and plays them sequentially as a series of repetitive units. By looping the same song through its different manifestations, the project enables us to experience the individual songs anew as a singular entity; a collection of individuated/granular parts experienced as whole.
Download here (80mb) if you have a broadband connection, or contact the artists (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a CD of the project. Corby & Baily 2001
You can download 2 versions of the work from the web site if you have a high bandwidth connection.
collection:2002 | date added:2002-08-13 | enter project
corby & baily : about
Gavin Baily Gavin studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art (1990-93), and Computer Science at University College London (1996). His work with digital media has focused on developing conjunctions of software-based visualisation and the data traces of social processes. He has held research positions at the Royal College of Art, the University of Cambridge, and the BBC. Tom Corby Tom is a senior lecturer at the University of Westminster. He studied Fine Art at Middlesex University (1987) and completed his PhD at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2001. His research is concerned with relocating digital imaging processes within wider aesthetic and critical frameworks and is the editor of the book "Network Art: Practices and Positions" (Routledge 2005), which explores how artists have extended the Internet's social and digital architectures.