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Opening reception: Friday, March 7, 6-8 PM
Institute 193 is pleased to present ZOZ Collection, a project by Ma Turner.
Ma Turner's ZOZ Collection houses twelve cassettes, each packaged inside a handmade box and featuring eighty-three individual compositions, making up roughly six hours of sound. Turner has additionally embellished the tape covers, accompanying booklets, and flags with his own artwork.
The collection was recorded from January - December 2013 as an audio diary experimenting with themes of prayer and mediation, confined in a haze of martial uniformity. Incorporating various styles, some of the recorded material was arranged and executed on the spot using improvisational and "automatic" techniques as well as “cut-up” and “blind recording” methods. Other pieces were meticulously arranged, layered, and recorded over a succession of weeks.
Ma Turner (b. 1977, Louisville, Ky) has been making visual art and sound under various names since the early 1980's. He is the co-founder of the band, CROSS and Salad Influence, as well as founder of Warmer Milks.