A sound sculpture for the Coney Island Museum by Ranjit Bhatnagar and Nick Yulman. (Courtesy of ranjit.)
Paddy Johnson over at Art Fag City is in the middle of a pretty dang rad project called the Sound of Art. She has gathered all kinds of audio taken from a variety of New York City art spaces, which she will cut-up, remix and otherwise smash the hell up. As part of this, she’s raising some bucks to create a vinyl LP — something I can totally get behind since I provided the sound of my heartbeat. The record, ultimately, will pit the art sounds of Brooklyn against Manhattan.
Anyhow, Paddy is in the midst of a Kickstarter funding drive for this project, for which she needs to raise a total of $10,000 so that she can get the record pressed. As of this writing, she’s already more than halfway there. Pitch in a mere $20 and you could be the proud owner of an LP (old school!) and an MP3 (impress your friends!) of the work. Pledge more and you could be the proud owner of a Phillip Neimeyer lithograph or a screen print by Michael Smith or a painting by Aron Namenwirth. If you’re a moneybags and you kick in the remaining balance needed, Paddy will call the Pope and beg for beatification. Okay, not really, but close.
I’d really like to see this take off — not to mention be able to have a piece of vinyl that contains my beating heart in some sort of artsy remixed form — so PLEASE contribute. I’ve kicked in myself.
You can donate right here. Help a blogga out!!!