Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Basis Orguna / AKAUCN (Akademgorod United Cells of Neoism,
Probably there are some people out there who want to extent the life of this blog a little longer, and who offered me some more music. Although not all are accepted, I'm happy to announce today the first contribution of deli plain, who has a great interest in Neoism, mail-art and cassette tapes. Here is his first contribution:
"Pregroperativism" was the one-man-movement of the Dutch mail artist Arthur Berkhoff, a person who was both an avid networker and one-of-a-kind. Based in Amsterdam and later Almelo, he was highly productive in the 1980s and early 1990s, he contributed to many underground tape and mail art projects mostly with work that developed his highly individual mythology of Pregroperativism in visual and sound collages. In the mid-1980s, he became a member of Neoism, an international subcultural -ism whose members collectively operated under the name Monty Cantsin (and included other prominent cassette underground artists such as Vittore Baroni and Graf Haufen).
Ripority folio 8, released in October 1986, is the eighth issue of a series of a spoken word and noise cut-ups produced in the typical 1980s underground cassette culture mode of mail exchange and rework of text, sound and image material. Its subject, of course, is Pregroperativism and Neoism, featuring the voice of Arthur Berkoff himself and his correspondents R.U. Sevol, Graf Haufen, Rod Summers, David Zack, John Bennett, Vittore Baroni, Pete Horobin, John Berndt, Sissokou Mamadou, Büro für künstlerische Umtriebe auf dem Land, Stewart Home, A1.Waste Paper Co. Ltd., Mark Pawson, John Atkin, Michael Voodoo, Nunzio James Cobb 6 Finger Club, David Cole, Les Cammer, Al Ackerman, Jack Saunders, Dazar Omahaha, Emilio Morandi, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE.