new to stock as of
july 8th, 2008
|airport war (usa) #awr 006 lp|
airport war “in dreams begin responsibilities” one-sided long playing record
- in dreams begin responsibilities (?)
|june 2008 release ; sixth art-record/object from james hoff’s airport war (missed here @ mms :: awr 5 “live at the new museum” and awr 6 “tour split with religious knives” - drat) - an lp-record with only a few stray grooves of audio on one side (patty hearst’s phonecall to her parents, with the phrase “i’m ok” ending in an endless lock-groove) and a screen-print covering the other. neat idea, works well as a “table music” variant either in or out of the gallery (i gave a copy a good two/three hours of repetition before i had to take it off) ...|
ps. pls. specify your blowjob :: red over blue, or blue over red ...
|airport war press release...|
in dreams begin responsiblities
this latest lp from airport war is 12 inches of guilt-by-association (or rather the bastard child between delmore schwartz, pornography, the moor murders, raymond pettibon, sonic youth, and patty hearst). all represented in either, title, image, or sound, they demonstrate the collapse between audience and performer—with the record being the rate of exchange. version/inversion (a figure 8), this piece of plastic is the intersection that connects airport war to his audience and himself to his art—a meditation on medium.
in dreams begins responsibilities features a single loop of patty heart's long lost phone call from the closet to her parents—the first call after her kidnapping by the sla. the call was originally recorded on tape and then played over the phone and then transferred to tape for the world to hear—a performance distributed via news networks throughout the world to millions of people (had it been sold/it'd have gone gold in seconds).
specifically, the loop contains the first four words: mom, dad, i'm okay. the last two words "i'm okay" repeat into infinity or until the listener grows tired, the record wears out or the player breaks down.
the record comes in two version, with the sole difference being the inversion of the two color silkscreen process—one with red overlay and one with blue overlay. silkscreen ink was applied directly to the record.