“Taking the form of a record album, Correlated Rotations approaches circularity in visual and popular media, its critical potential as well as its easy nostalgia and fetishization. Conceived of as a parallel publication to Artspeak exhibitions ‘Threesixty’ by Kevin Hanley and ‘Drone’ by Christian Kuras, Correlated Rotations expands on the dialogue instigated by Hanley’s video installation that uses looped and spiraling viewpoints and Kuras’ visual representations of looped sound to reflect upon a self-contained concatenation.
"In addition to reproductions of Hanley and Kuras’ work, the publication includes two responses to the exhibitions and their thematics: an audio work by Brady Cranfield and an essay by Tim Lee. Cranfield’s sound work, ‘Forward/Backward,’ uses the audio of the reverberating sound of a spiraling skateboard in ‘Threesixty’ as raw material to compose two tracks that refer back to the physical, spiraled line of the record itself. Lee’s ‘Liner Notes: Dan Graham, 1969’ describes the relation of performer and spectator in Graham’s projected installation ‘Two Correlated Rotations’ as a dialectical loop. The loop circulates both ways; two rotations create two circles which split and layered on top of another generate a figure eight; the figure eight is known diagrammatically as a helix which is the sign for infinity.”
6 pages, including a vinyl record. Accordian binding, offset printing.