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Ballast NVP021: Vertonen-Venn Diagram Proposals: An Activity Book with Complementary Audio
Published by Ballast
36 page book, CDR and 5.5” x 6.7” Euler lathe, Edition of 30 signed and numbered copies
Ballast NVP021: Vertonen-Venn Diagram Proposals: An Activity Book with Complementary Audio aims to deliver about as directly what the title says as possible.
The audio on both the CDR and the lathe are inspired by the circular facet of Venn diagrams; whether it’s the needle running along a runout groove, a record skip, a loop created from an audio snippet, or layers of any (or all!), the aim is to create a meditative quality, either as one creates the diagrams or as stand-alone audio.
What is clearly the oddest part of the release, the lathe (plays at 33 RPM), was a bit of good fortune: a lathe cutter had some drilled Euler lathes (Euler diagrams being a less restrictive form of Venn diagrams) and the size and quantity fit with the book I had already designed, so it was an opportunity I could not pass up. And, of course, the artist could not resist placing the vertonen stamp “in between” the apparent “common area” of the two sides, as he is the common connection between the two sides.
Edition of 30 signed and numbered copies.