EXPERIMENT WITH TIME
CD. FIREWORK EDITION RECORDS. FER 1026. Stockholm 2000. Total length: 61:03. Recorded at Galleri Mors Mössa, Gothenburg 1982 in conjunction with the performance SERIAL AKTION. Digital mastering at Firework Edition, may 2000. Photo: Erik Pauser.
”The sound for this CD was recorded live in January1982 at Galleri Mors Mössa in Gothenburg as a part of Serial Aktion. During the 48 hours that the performance lasted I marked my presence in time and space by firing three pistol shots at three targets at three given points in time (at 0 hours, at 24 hours and at 48 hours). The sounds of these shots and all other sounds in the gallery were recorded on a 60-minute cassette tape, which was immediately played and recorded together with all the other sounds on another tape recorder. In that way the 48th and last tape contained all the sounds that had occurred in the gallery during the entire performance, layer upon layer, distorted and re-formed through time and space and the natural wear and tear on the cassette tape. My actions were determined by the tape being played, that is, by what I did the hour and hours before. As with the sound these actions grew, hour by hour, into more and more complex and layered form.” (Text from CD booklet)