Edition of 15 numbered and signed copies plus 5 artist-proofs. Published on the occasion of Stephen Cornford’s exhibition at Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik), Berlin, September – October 2015. Cut on semi-transparent white vinyl, in PVC-Gatefold sleeve, with silkscreened acryl-glass plate and printed transparent sheet. Featuring four pieces recorded with different set-up’s of the Migration machines.<br><br>
“MIgration is a sound installation for numerous factory-second cassette dictaphones. The mechanics and audio electronics of these machines have been subtly transformed – their simple motion, voltage and operative noise are combined into a visual and aural display reminiscent of the massed migrations of birds or insects. Obliquely referencing the appropriation of the term ‘Migration’ as a data process the work reflects on the global movement of consumer electronics as they pass from production to pollution in the ever accelerating life cycles between generations of technology.”<br><br>
Stephen Cornford (b.1979) is a British sound-artist, sculptor, and performer of experimental electronic music. His work stems from an abiding fascination with consumer audio electronics: how these devices that we are sold to consume music and images increasingly frame our engagement with the audio-visual world at large.