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RUTH BUCHANAN
Or, a camera Or, a building Or, a screen


This record brings together the 3 components from a major body of work by Ruth Buchanan. Here, the forms of performance, exhibition and film are compressed through and into audio; the record becoming both the documentation of the work at the same time as proposing a script for future versions. Buchanan's texts and graphics are rendered into paired back dense sound pieces where the capacity of language as a system that is both employed by and defines the subject is emphasized. Buchanan explores the examination of subject and system by language, where language itself constitutes a contested field of interaction between the two.

This record is released on the occasion of the exhibition "Or, a camera Or, a building Or, a screen" by Ruth Buchanan at the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, September 19 - December 13, 2015 curated by Anna Sabrina Schmid. It is part of a series Kv.H.Bf. releases together with the cologne based label Apparent Extent. The exhibition and the record act as the epilogue to the body of work commissioned by the Badischer Kunstverein, Karslruhe and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.