[Silencing Vanessa Place] Lathe 7"
Four and a half minutes of ‘silence’ – preparatory pauses, ambient intervals between poems, infra-mince gaps between words, etc. – sampled from various audio-documentations of readings by conceptual poet Vanessa Place (omitting her own performative silences, viz. the Gone with the Wind ‘white-out’). Contra the poetics of echo, here all traces of Place’s(?) speech have been erased. Lathe-cut into low-grade polycarbonate, this record’s ‘silence’-inscribed microgrooves will in turn degrade & ultimately be erased with sufficient revolutions– repeated playback thus de-/re-materializing “
echorality ” as white noise displaces the appropriated ‘silence’.
Spratt’s Medium SM02
Numbered edition of 20