Bettina Hv. Hystad/ Simon Torssell Lerin
Simon Torssell Lerin / Bettina Hvidevold Hystad with Damo Suzuki
Vinyl Box Set
Simon Torssell Lerin / Bettina Hvidevold Hystad have undertaken a cultural pilgrimage in the footsteps of Damo Suzuki. From placing a classied advertisement in a Swedish newspaper Suzuki leaves Japan in early 1968 ending up in the village of Gräsmark. Lerin / Hystad´s book documents what happened to Suzuki in Gräsmark and how he kept in contact with his Swedish friends after becoming a member of Can. During the summer of 2012 Lerin / Hystad travelled together with Suzuki to Japan exploring ideas of improvisation and music as a platform for communication by documenting Damo Suzuki’s Network´s tour. On the 11th of February 2013 the duo performed an improvised concert together with Suzuki at Fylkingen, Stockholm. This work is presented in a vinyl box set containing a book which presents Suzuki & the duo’s journey together as well as a live recording of their performance at Fylkingen. The vinyl box set was released on Clouds Hill on December 13, 2013 and is limited to 500 copies.
Vinyl box set packed in a black telesope box.
• Hardcover, without book-jacket
• Measurements: 30,4 x 30,9 cm, spine: 1 cm
• 60 pages
• 120g/m offset paper, faded eggshell
• Black-and-white photos
• White vinyl
• Heavyweight (180g)
• In black sleeve
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Artist duo Bettina Hvidevold Hystad / Simon Torssell Lerin started to collaborate in 2010 because of a shared interest in questions about improvisation, collaboration, storytelling and chance. The duo works interdisciplinary, Hystad having a background in fine art and Lerin having a background both in art and music. Central in their practise is the dialogue, between themselves, participants in their projects and the subjects of research. There works are mainly presented as books and vinyl records but also as sound installations, happenings and performances. The duo graduated with a Master in Fine Art from Konstfack in Stockholm in 2013. They have had solo exhibitions at Kyoto Art Center, Yunnan Contemporary and Organhaus Art Space. Their works have been shown in group exhibitions at Malmö Konsthall, Tensta Konsthall, Casino Luxembourg, La Casa Encendida (Madrid) and Unge Kunstneres Samfund (Oslo) amongst others.