Artists Daniel Eatock and Andy Holden have collaborated on the new picture disc single from band Ice, Sea, Dead People. Each side of the disc features a unique artwork created by holding a felt-tip pen down on piece of paper spinning on a turntable…
The designs were created at a live event at the Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University. The band played the two songs that feature on the single (You Could Be A Model and Ultra Silence) ten times each, while participants applied their pens to the spinning discs of paper. The film of the event, below, also forms the video for the track.
While You Could Be A Model was played, the audience were instructed to move the pen back and forth towards the centre; while ISDP performed Ultra Silence, the direction was a single line moved towards the centre.
According to the project website at youcouldbeamodel.com the idea was that all the pens would touch the paper at the start of each song and be lifted off at the end – but the finished artworks show some definite ‘hovering’ took place, with some sneaky dots and dashes working there way into the designs. Craig Sharp then finished it all off with some great type.
The special edition picture discs of You Could Be A Model/Ultra Silence are released on Lost Toys Records and limited to 180 copies (£15 each). The discs are available to pre-order at shop.losttoysrecords.com. See also iceseadeadpeople.com.
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