Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Received in the mail yesterday my contributor's copy of Volumes, a book publication and white vinyl record published by Blackwood Gallery in partnership with the Art Gallery of Alberta, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Mackenzie Art Gallery and SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art.
My contribution, entitled "Talkin' Yoko Ono, Mother and Language, Art and Music Blues" (a notated "talking blues" with a run-on fourth verse), was written over ten years ago for Barbara Fischer and Catherine Crowston's multi-venue Soundtracks: Re-Play exhibition catalogue, a publication project that has since taken on additional passengers, partners, venues, etc.
Here is a link to the publication website, which, in effect, is also an online version of the book and its audio component.
Of particular note is an essay written by the late Peter Culley, entitled "Let's Go Away for a While: The High Lonesome of Rodney Graham's Rock is Hard."