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CAMERON JAMIE / SONIC YOUTH

MASSAGE THE HISTORY

THE VINYL FACTORY

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* Soundtrack to Cameron Jamie’s ‘Massage The History’
* Sonic Youth track of the same title
* 180g heavyweight white vinyl
* B Side etching
* Edition of 500

In celebration of The Infinite Mix, The Vinyl Factory releases the soundtrack to Cameron Jamie's ‘Massage The History’ by Sonic Youth. Cameron Jamie has described his films as ‘a way to visit hidden worlds within our world.’ In Massage the History, the artist combines footage of young men in Alabama performing an erotically charged, provocative dance with living-room furniture in middle-class homes, with found footage of violent or surreal events filmed in anonymous American suburbs. In the resulting hallucinatory collage, it is difficult to distinguish where one world ends and the other begins. 

The soundtrack to Massage the History is provided by a Sonic Youth track of the same name, from their 2009 album The Eternal. This hypnotic track features vocals by Kim Gordon. 

1A: Sonic Youth - Massage The History



Cameron Jamie

Cameron Jamie (born in Los Angeles,1969) is an American artist. His work in video, film and photography has explored and analyzed how the structures of mythology in popular and vernacular cultures are shaped and shared, and the extent to which they participate in the creation of individuals’ fictional worlds and fictional selves. His work has been shown widely and internationally. He lives and works in Paris, France.

The Infinite Mix

✯✯✯✯✯ "A contender for show of the year" - The Evening Standard
✯✯✯✯✯ "Ten of the most engaging pieces of visual art you’ll see together all year" - TimeOut
✯✯✯✯ "It’s hard to imagine a more exhilarating exhibition" - The Telegraph
✯✯✯✯ "A weird, wonderful assortment of videos’ that ‘dances madly with big ideas" - The Guardian

The Infinite Mix: Contemporary Sound and Image brings together audiovisual artworks that are soulful and audacious in their exploration of a wide range of subjects. In all of the works in this exhibition the interplay between moving image and sound is crucial. Most of the artists have composed, commissioned or remixed soundtracks that relate to the visual element of their work in unexpected ways, and ensure that what you hear is just as important as what you see.

The Infinite Mix includes works that address tumultuous histories and cultural tensions in ways that are thought-provoking as well as deeply entertaining. They also pointedly remix our notions of history and fiction, the real and the staged, and the sublime and the everyday. Drawing on varied genres including documentary filmmaking, music video, experimental film and theatrical performance, these artworks dispense with straightforward storytelling and unfold in a manner akin to musical compositions. Together, they expand the ways in which we experience moving images and sound, and open up new veins of meaning in art’s potentially ‘infinite mix.’