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Audio Arts | Tate.

Inlay (reverse) for Audio Arts Volume 8 Nos 2 and 3 published in 1987 Archive reference: TGA200414/7/3 Volume 8 Nos 2 and 3 © William Furlong

Inlay (reverse) for Audio Arts Volume 8 Nos 2 and 3 published in 1987
Archive reference: TGA200414/7/3 Volume 8 Nos 2 and 3
© William Furlong

 

So this is a blog focusing on visual material, but an importrant archive of audio capturing artists’ in their own words, as well as some soundworks and performances, has been released online by the Tate Archive.

For over 30 years, from 1973-2004, Audio Arts magazine was produced and distributed on audio cassettes. Founded by British artist Bill Furlong, it was conceived as a magazine of audio focused on the British and international contemporary art scene. Some images from the cassette inlays are featured here.

As old formats become obsolete, or the machines that can play them become ever more scarce, online archives such as the Tate’s ensures that the valuable content of these documents is made available to a new generation of artists, enthusiasts and scholars.

Here’s a photo of the inlay from an issue featuring an Andy Warhol interview in the year of his death, and Gilbert and George at the Venice Biennale.audio-arts-volume-24-inlay_0

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