Brandon LaBelle - Overheard And Interrupted
Organised in 8 “episodes,” Brandon LaBelle’s reference monograph guides us through a number of his installation works and scripts from 2003 to 2014, raising questions of space and community, and further, to the direction of the social and its political potential. Three essays and an interview, as well as the recording on CD of a recent live performance, complete the book.
Compiling works and writings from the last 13 years, this comprehensive monograph on LaBelle captures the artist’s expansive practice. Originally from Los Angeles and currently based in Berlin, LaBelle has been at the forefront of the sound arts since the mid-1990s, developing projects that adopt methods of intervention and spatial practice, that work with voice and modes of address, and that stage scenes of public gathering based on notions of interruption and radical sharing.
LaBelle, who also founded Errant Bodies Press, reflects fluently on his artistic practice, drawing attention to the social dimensions of listening and manner in which sounds, in multiple variations, play upon public spaces, and drawing connections across media and incorporate video, as well as architectural and sculptural vocabularies into an expanded field that embraces rhetorical and spatial challenges.
This monograph includes a CD of a live performance by LaBelle held at Club Transmediale Festival, Berlin, in 2015, essays on the artist by writer Fred Dewey, curator Edit Molnár, and cultural theorist Jeremy Woodruff, along with an interview with the artist by Elena Biserna.
Published in August 2016, 21 x 28 cm (hardcover), 368 pages (color ill.)