The Laboratory Arts Collective

THIS WEEKS GUEST CURATOR IS LUKE FROST

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HEAR

LANQUIDITY by Sun Ra

"Must be listened to when driving on an empty highway in an unknown city at 2 am."

READ

thedrownedworld

THE DROWNED WORLD by J.G. Ballard

"I suppose it’s quite apt picking this book having just experienced an intense spell of very hot tropical weather over here in London followed by a deluge of rain set against the backdrop of a desperately confused and unstable politically climate. I first came across this book at The Tate Modern ten years ago lying on a bunk bed as part of an installation TH.2058 by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster where she had transformed the Turbine hall into a kind of post apocalyptic shelter to the audio back drop of heavy rain. I read a few paragraphs and skipped around the pages and realised I had glued a page from it into a sketchbook years before."

ART

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GARTENSKULPTUR (Garden Sculptur) 1968-96 by Dieter Roth

"Anything by Dieter Roth. An obsessive and expert printmaker known for his artists books and editioned prints, he exhausted the print process in every form going on to build works from all manner of found objects and even rotting foods.

I was lucky enough to see this in New York back in 2004. The work is constantly evolving, increasing and developing whilst also decaying, it will never be finished. I love the obsessive energy in this work."

BIG SUN

BIG SUNSET by Dieter Roth

"A close second would be a print experiment Big Sunset."

FILM

PARIS, TEXAS directed by Wim Wenders

ART

larry bell

'CHURCH STUDIES' by Larry Bell at The White Cube, London

"My favourite most recent exhibit has to be Larry Bell at The White Cube. His intensely layered ‘Church Studies’, collages comprising of various papers and films mixed with leftover materials from his vacuum thermal evaporation machine, are so out there."

OBJECT

duchampdictionary

THE DUCHAMP DICTIONARY by Thomas Girst

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"Can my most favourite object be a book? If so I think the Duchamp dictionary is my favourite object. It was great to be able to collaborate with Therese on this. We worked on it on and off for a year and were allowed so much freedom to interpret Duchamp's ideas visually. It was a huge task, we ended up creating 64 original collages to run throughout the book,  and we are both really proud of it." 

VISIT

Provence

"A small relatively unknown bay in Provence called Pramousquier. I have been visiting since I was a child. A calming place full of halcyon memories, the evening air smells of pine and eucalyptus."

SURPRISING THING

mole

"The most surprising and weird thing I can think of right now is that there are no moles in Ireland! I heard it on a radio show once I think its actually true... I just looked it up on wikipedia...

During the last ice age, most of Ireland and Britain was covered, but as the ice melted animals moved northwards. They moved through Europe and into Britain, but did not reach Ireland because the sea level rose too quickly. As a result, Ireland was left without moles and many other mammals that are found in the UK." Wikipedia"

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