Presented in collaboration with Seattle Art Museum, Record Store was a highly interactive experience inspired by the exhibit “Theaster Gates: The Listening Room.” From record bins to listening stations and the stage, all of the furniture was designed to be modular and kinetic, allowing the exhibition to be completely reconfigured into different spatial manifestations depending on the needs of the day’s programming.
Throughout the Record Store’s run, a series of selectors held listening parties using the special collection of vinyl on loan from local record collector Bernie Hall. Some evenings featured dueling selectors whose backgrounds ranged from art and music to urban planning and science, spinning records as a means of dialogue and commentary from their personal perspectives. Record Store debuted at [storefront] Olson Kundig in December 2011 and traveled to Bumbershoot, Seattle’s music and art festival at Seattle Center in September 2012.
Clemans, Gayle. “Put a needle on the record: Artist’s spin on music preservation.” The Seattle Times, 9 Dec. 2011, 33. Print
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