2018-02-22 adaptation installation log, feb 20 & 22, 2018 | entry by sven

adaptation installation log, feb 20, 2018: installing a show is always exiting. sure, if you haven’t done it for the first time, there are some things you are aware of, but it is always thrilling. what if you hang the works too low, what if too high? what if you do not have enough pieces and what if they are too small for the walls? what if the walls are made of concrete and you cannot drive a nail or drill into it?
putting a picture on the wall appears to be hilariously simple, but nevertheless, the more simple it is it must be fixed perfectly.
today we look back on the first day of installing, nailing and gluing, discussing and changing. however, it is a mixture of vision, experience, helping hands and calm behavior to get everything together, also to keep an eye on the clock. for the installation we teamed up as four, just another building site generating costs next to production, advertising and rent. the result is more than convincing, perfectly mounted works in perfect light, even if we will have the video installations today I can say that I can proudly invite you to the show, because I know there is enough to see, to discover and maybe to find out for yourself.


today we look back on the first day of installing, nailing and gluing, discussing and changing. however, it is a mixture of vision, experience, helping hands and calm behavior to get everything together, also to keep an eye on the clock. for the installation we teamed up as four, just another building site generating costs next to production, advertising and rent. the result is more than convincing, perfectly mounted works in perfect light, even if we will have the video installations today I can say that I can proudly invite you to the show, because I know there is enough to see, to discover and maybe to find out for yourself.


the show is conceptional, multicoloured, postmodern, educative and commercial, probably everything it can be… let´s see if I keep exited for it after adding the videos. however, i´m exited for your points of view, works are made to talk about, aren´t they?


adaptation installation log, feb 22, 2018: I wanted to report earlier, so i´m looking back on the day before yesterday, the second day of installation. as hanging pictures on a wall puts me under pressure for known reasons (see, feb 20 log) I expected the installation for the video works to be a lot faster. well, after ringing all the monitors I have made the decision to do the next show with beamers, using monitors appeared to be easy in usage for different situations, and I like the look of them. now, after being in a still bad condition, carrying around the monitors was no fun at all. it used to be a running gag for friends and even fans to bring their old monitors and tv sets and I collected everything for situations like these. now I am reducing the collection, modern disc players have ports which will not fit to old tv screens anymore and there seems to be no reason to keep the old (and heavy) technology going. beamers have become cheaper and cheaper and they can do any ratio.


however, we could not make one monitor show the video so we had to return to the studio and bring a new one. (I could not make a complex show like this one more far away from the studio, even if you are organized, you need to bring stuff or exchange it, this is a good reason to work with a gallery nearby…) the non working tv set (which is generally working) was put to the street as an offer to anyone interested and it vanished the other day. we may do that again. I am happy with the installation, looking at some installation view made me wonder if we should have brought less works, to have some more space, but it was tricky to do the planning, how much would be to less, how much too much? the result looks good, I might do it different the second time, maybe the big wall is overcrowded. however I have made a show worth the journey to it. it is entertaining and educative, commercial and fine art standing in a tradition done with contemporary technology. it is something I would like to see.

I am seriously doing art shows for about ten years now, after a decade I can say that I have been truly engaged in pushing things forward, to do something I believe in and to keep the audience entertaining. there are no big plans for the time after, this will probably be the only solo show for 2018, nothing is in the line for 2019. trying hard is followed by evaluation, maybe by consequence. it is not about making art, it is about making sense.


'ganada interface ep' soon.

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record of tides 'granada interface (the lost tapes)’




record of tides compilation album 'driftings' via /CAMP. the release is not a new album but a compilation of old and recent tracks. it features tracks from recent sessions as well as material released as sellafield which has not been avaialable digitally or is available now in any other way. the mp3 download bundle also features alternative versions of tracks releaseed as penrose delta (also not available anymore) and is completed by a track from a session featuring michael knak from 2015 (check the journal: 2015-07-27 annual gifts, new recordings and bad aliens | entry by sven).

get all info and tracklist in the releases section, check ot driftings.
you will get the album for free via /CAMP, please make sure you´ll have a password! find out about /CAMP sign up here.



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record of tides´ third full length album 'solna' is out on the hamburg based netlabel kreislauf.org. the album is available as digital version only and can be streamed and downloaded via archive.org and sonicsquirrel.org.

listen to and download the album on
kreislauf.org/record-of-tides-solna-kreislauf-166
archive.org/details/kreislauf166
sonicsquirrel.net/detail/release/Solna/20301

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2018-02-23 — 2018-05-05
opening 2018-02-23, 7pm

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school of design gallery, university of leeds, uk
2018-01-02 — 2018-03-12
opening 2018-01-02

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2018-02-13 dutch classic: routines, variations and verifications | entry by sven

it has been quite a while since my last entry and being honest I was wondering if I was supposed to close the blog. it is still an up and down, still fighting back from my tibia fracture, still dancing around the same issues, I felt like I was lead into a dead end. I wish I could write some day that I have fixed everything and that I finally have the live that you pretend to have on instagram, so could finally close the blog, there would nothing left to discuss. it is always tension that drives us, my static dissatisfaction must be genetic, pushing me forward.

these days have brought back some hope again, my recovery will still take months from now and I have learned to announce dates when everything will be fine again. the other project is the upcoming show at galerie gublia, irma gublia and me are really into it and enjoy working together, nevertheless there is still much work ahead (next to the work that is already done).

so before doing the show and educative work, we decided to do the classic dutch trip again, a weekend in zoutelande in the netherlands, a place we already know well but has still surprises for us. it is so simple, an arrangement of the sea, changing weather, fried fish, dutch beer and some drowsing offers perfect relaxing. if you have some days of and question yourself where to go there are possibly two options: discover a new place or do routines in the well known one. if you are looking for recreation you should take the second option. you follow routines and it is satisfying to find what you expect, you verify routines. it is simple, so it cannot be everything, sometimes you bring in a variations, this might be the magic hattrick in doing something, the known and the new. it is the same with art and everyday live, isn´t it?


a classic routine or should I say ritual? kibbeling and a shrimp croquette at the brassem fish stall in domburg. it is like a fried biennale.


the houses in zeeland are cute and small, so the stairs are really steep. I do not know if you can see how steep they are, the left picture shows the stairs in the hotel where we stayed in 2014 and had breakfast this year. I remember us coming home at night (and a little drunk) climbing up the stairs on our knees. this year we faced even more steep stairs, this must be the maximum of grade possible. wouldn´t it be easy to install a ladder?


if you have managed to step up to your room you have to get down again, also a challenge, threatening. however I have missed the opportunity to break the other leg.


it is widely known that zoutelande has the highest dunes in the netherlands, it is always like coming home when you see them, returning feels very good. the dunes also have big relevance for the ‘golden record’ video installation which will be screened at galerie gublia. the space probe replica was digitally mounted onto the dunes and I returned many times to document its fictive vanishing. the fictive recovery of the replica features footage of oostkapelle, only some miles away from the dunes. nevertheless, it great to walk on and under these dunes!



I am not sure but I cannot remember to have seen snow at the beach ever before. for years I would not even have considered to enter the netherlands in winter. it was very cold is somehow weird, it looks good on photo. even more weird: the next day looks like there has not been snow at all…


another beautiful view taken on our last day: dramatic skies and a wild sea waving goodbye waiting for our next stay.


returning from the zeeland coast to the ruhr area we usually step by in antwerp, but the reliable traffic jam in the highway ring and the exhibition agenda of the mhka made us travel over tilburg. the de pond museum celebrates its 25th anniversary and shows its fantastic collection. the yard in front of the musem features a new sculpture by anish kapoor. surprisingly it looked like a big screen while approaching it. kapoor can be seen critically for his ‘simple’ sculptural ideas and the attempt to get a monopole for the blackest black available, but his works stand for themselves, and they are strong and interactive, leaving an impression.


I have read many times about this work and here was the chance to see it as it was supposed to be shown. in stan douglas video work ‘wind, place or show’ are to actors in a room, chatting and fighting. the great thing about it is not the narration itself but the ongoing variation: the scene takes about a few minutes and starts all over again, but it is no loop repeating itself: a computer choses randomly different camera angles for every repetition of the scene, no matter how long you are going to watch it, there will be no identically cut version. this principle fascinates me a lot: I have adapted the idea of random combinations and loopless progression for my video piece ‘antenna’ and I am working on new pieces dealing with similar principles.


to find david claerbout´s ‘homeless cat’ in the collection was more a surprise. the interactive video synchronizes with the weather, but after all this technologic poetry of digital composites this is one of claerbout´s weaker works. nevertheless, claerbout is still in the top three of my all time favourites and I have seen numerous of his works installed. also the collection show features michi´s favourite video called ‘king’.


the de pont is placed in a former wool spinning mill, so some rooms look less like classic museum interiors. as I like to show my work I different places I have sometimes asked myself if my work might look less worthy if I show installation views in rooms far away from the white cube set-up. so it was weird and somehow familiar to jeff wall´s ‘diagonal composition’ in this transition corridor next to metal ladders. a showroom is what you make it and a great piece can be found everywhere.



update 2018-02-15: there is one thing i almost forgot: it must have been in 2010 when we spend our summer hollidays in the tiny house in the koudekerkseweg in biggekerke. we faced stormy nights fearing the roof might fly away, water came in
and the vvv guys did not take our complaints too serious. however, it has left an impression, it was strange to live there, and it was fun but i would not ask for doing it again. as far as i know the house was not offered for rent after our stay, so it remains facing the weeds.
now it has become a ritual to check the house whenever we drive home and leave the zeeland finger, we have to have a look at the tiny house and other places we have stayed at.
well, first love, you know how it is...


'ganada interface ep' soon.

recordoftides.com


record of tides 'granada interface (the lost tapes)’




record of tides compilation album 'driftings' via /CAMP. the release is not a new album but a compilation of old and recent tracks. it features tracks from recent sessions as well as material released as sellafield which has not been avaialable digitally or is available now in any other way. the mp3 download bundle also features alternative versions of tracks releaseed as penrose delta (also not available anymore) and is completed by a track from a session featuring michael knak from 2015 (check the journal: 2015-07-27 annual gifts, new recordings and bad aliens | entry by sven).

get all info and tracklist in the releases section, check ot driftings.
you will get the album for free via /CAMP, please make sure you´ll have a password! find out about /CAMP sign up here.



recordoftides.com
facebook.com/recordoftides





record of tides´ third full length album 'solna' is out on the hamburg based netlabel kreislauf.org. the album is available as digital version only and can be streamed and downloaded via archive.org and sonicsquirrel.org.

listen to and download the album on
kreislauf.org/record-of-tides-solna-kreislauf-166
archive.org/details/kreislauf166
sonicsquirrel.net/detail/release/Solna/20301

also check label and microsite, as well as facebook site and event:
kreislauf.org
recordoftides.com
facebook.com/recordoftides
facebook event



sven piayda
ADAPTATION (YOU`RE MINE)

galerie gublia, essen
2018-02-23 — 2018-05-05
opening 2018-02-23, 7pm

galerie irma gublia
kreuzeskirchstraße 3
45127 essen

+49 (0)179 762 19 24

facebook event
facebook.com/galeriegublia
galeriegublia.de



sven piayda | plato was sad
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school of design gallery, university of leeds, uk
2018-01-02 — 2018-02-28
opening 2018-01-02

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university of leeds
leeds
LS2 9JT
united kingdom

design.leeds.ac.uk






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2018-01-08 past is present: outdated media in the making | entry by sven

welcome to 2018, a good start to all of you. a new start like every year, with all the old issues remaining, but new hope and a new schedule that is already full of dates. nevertheless i just want to give a short update. recently i am planning a vinyl release for record of tides. the idea is spinning in my head for months now, above you see me with a dummy version back in october.
i tried to join the vinyl renaissance hype, but it does not make sence for me. i was pretty much into compact discs, but even if they feature a great artwork it is not easy to sell them, discs seem to bout somehow. the digital download thing is up to date and works pretty good. next to there is a bunch of people who want to own a copy, something physical, like an artwork.
what i like about vinyl is the physical aspect of it, you can even send it to space with an explanation how to use it, so aliens can join your music (or whatever you might put on a golden record).

so even if the medium is a kind of outdated it is coming back, but only to those who are really into music, so much that they take the time to sit down in front of the player watching the fragile set up of needle and track and simply listen to music. somehow the medium is part of the music and it´s connection to people.

however, zany music will release a very limited and small edition of the 'ganada interface' ep, a four track vinyl featuring two exlusive tracks and two tracks of the upcoming album to be available digitally only. once again, this upcoming release will be the best work i have done in years and it will expand (corresponding to the medium) up to 108 minutes of music. more soon.

if you are interested in getting the record of tides 'garnada interface' ep on vinyl, please tell me via contact[at]svenpiayda.com. it may be sold out shortly after release. the price will be quite high and is not generating profit anyway, just mail for more info.i´ll pack a nice bundle for you anyway!


in spring 2017 zany music put out the 'swan ep' on cd. the opening track is also featured on 'solna', the rest of the release is exclusivly released on this limited disc. only a few copies are left, they will be added to the first incoming orders.

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more outdated media. i guess my last solo show catalogue did not sell well, nevertheless it still great. having focussed on a new aspect of my work, we are doing a new catalogue. once again, this is not a commercial aspect, i simply had many texts and pictures for making the concept and the upcoming show, it was just obsolete to turn them into a catalogue. prices to be announced.
plus, maybe a catalogue launch/preview event. maybe.



galerie gublia will come up in february with something great, we are busy recently, I hope to see you there! some previews of know works to return and some impressions from the gallery...

galeriegublia.de



‘spirit with thorne’ made a big impression at the kunstmuseum mülheim in the beginning of 2017 and will be part of the upcoming show at galerie gublia. however, this boy seems like an omen dealing with my main issue of this year. nevertheless, I think it is a good piece.




record of tides compilation album 'driftings' via /CAMP. the release is not a new album but a compilation of old and recent tracks. it features tracks from recent sessions as well as material released as sellafield which has not been avaialable digitally or is available now in any other way. the mp3 download bundle also features alternative versions of tracks releaseed as penrose delta (also not available anymore) and is completed by a track from a session featuring michael knak from 2015 (check the journal: 2015-07-27 annual gifts, new recordings and bad aliens | entry by sven).

get all info and tracklist in the releases section, check ot driftings.
you will get the album for free via /CAMP, please make sure you´ll have a password! find out about /CAMP sign up here.



recordoftides.com
facebook.com/recordoftides





record of tides´ third full length album 'solna' is out on the hamburg based netlabel kreislauf.org. the album is available as digital version only and can be streamed and downloaded via archive.org and sonicsquirrel.org.

listen to and download the album on
kreislauf.org/record-of-tides-solna-kreislauf-166
archive.org/details/kreislauf166
sonicsquirrel.net/detail/release/Solna/20301

also check label and microsite, as well as facebook site and event:
kreislauf.org
recordoftides.com
facebook.com/recordoftides
facebook event



sven piayda | plato was sad
ANSWERS ON A POSTCARD
school of design gallery, university of leeds, uk
2018-01-02 — 2018-02-28
opening 2018-01-02

school of design
university of leeds
leeds
LS2 9JT
united kingdom

design.leeds.ac.uk






AESTATEAESTATEAESTATE
questions? complaints? ideas? contributions? collaborations?
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