got this great zine from Israel Lund in the mail today
RECORDINGS opens up with a xeroxed reproduction of nicholas (napalm death) bullen’s 2008 essay “resisting language (the silenced voice).” i’ve only had a chance to breeze through the text, but it seems like bullen’s interests lie in (a) acknowledging that language itself operates as a form of societal control and (b) exploring strategies for subverting the prescribed systems of cultural meaning which language perpetuates. throughout the reproduced text, portions have been underlined by hand (presumably the artist’s).
following the text is a series of 14 xeroxed black and white abstracts. as Israel explains:
“The images here are photocopies of paintings. Each painting is screen printing ink on raw canvas and measure 8.5x11”. A silk screen and squeegee were used to create the marks, yet the end result does not originate from a source image, as is the traditional process in screen printing. Instead, an open rectangle measuring 8.5x11” is burned into the screen and the ink is manipulated within that using the squeegee.”
i don’t know how many of these Israel’s making, whether they’re for sale, or any other details, but i’d highly recommend seeking this one out if you can.