Tim Simonds - Faculty Canon

(July 2019)



Faculty Canon is artist Tim Simonds' first audio publication: a group reading of his book ╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲, including reading exercises, rehearsals, and canons. ╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲ is a book composed of text and images taken from hesitations, misspellings, auto-corrections, and concealed errors in a teacher's marginalia, comments, and endnotes. Printed on the occasion of the exhibition I said, "say they" at Round-Point Projects, Marseille, in 2017.

Faculty Canon was performed by a group of faculty, teachers, and PhD candidates from a range of academic institutions: Daniel Ayat, Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, Thom Donovan, Emily Martin, Tom Rocha, Andrew Starner, Kyle Waugh, and Tim Simonds.

Performed and record December 14th, 2017, in the context of Leslie Brack's exhibition, Memorandum, Cathouse Proper at 524 Projects, Brooklyn, NY



tr. 1: phatic talk - “...its hard to be those two at the same time” (6:58)
tr. 2: exercise 1 - breathing / introduction to a closed circle / finding part of a word (6:25)
tr. 3: exercise 2 - jumping / contents of the book we are reading / practicing reading (3:29)
tr. 4: exercise 3 - aspect us an depen on a dis lang from struct o (1:02)
tr. 5: exercise 3 - aspect us an depen on a dis lang from struct o, no.2 (3:15)
tr. 6: exercise 4 - aspect us an depen on a dis lang, with delay (2:51)
tr. 7: exercise 5 - pacing by page-turning (1:02)
tr. 8: exercise 5 - pacing by page-turning, no.2 (7:16)
tr. 9: exercise 6 - refining pace (1:27)
tr. 10: canon (0:53)
tr. 11: canon, no.2 (9:24)
tr. 12: phatic talk “I have the same one...” (2:26)

Edition of 75 with with insert (translucent voices piled into strata--accordion folded on polyester film).
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