Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Toothpaste doesn't naturally foam, nor do most household cleaners. Market research, however, discovered that people wanted it to foam, that was the measure being used on how good of a job it did. So they added a foaming detergent to their products and put them on the shelves. Luckily for us, we're smarter than that. It is now believed that it's just a matter of immersing the object in saline and playing the right music. That's how you stay clean.
Sky Limousine "A Place To Live In Dreams" c22 - 23 white tapes with printed labels, in full color printed box. Photo by Tevia Romaine.
Tricorn & Queue have always reminded me of the beginning, of first rays and mitosis. I could hear the notes move, crawl, and multiply, albums made through the process of cell division. This one is different, a lesson from the master in the moments just before creation. There's focus and thought, maybe an attempt at rest, a last bit of respite before the work begins.
Tricorn & Queue "Perennial Language" c42 - 100 white tapes with printed labels, in full color printed box. Art by Jason Rubino/Sir Salamander.