January 12, 2014 - Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art - Sound catalog: On the Tip of My Tongue
January 12, 2014

Sound catalog: On the Tip of My Tongue

Sound catalog On the Tip of My Tongue: Stina Nordenstam, photo Telegram. Pierre Huyghe, Untilled. Sheila Heti and Miranda July. Tamara Henderson, photo by Christian Saltas. The Caretaker, cover, © Ivan Seal.

Sound catalog:
On the Tip of My Tongue

Stina Nordenstam, Pierre Huyghe, Miranda July & Sheila Heti, Tamara Henderson, The Caretaker 

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall
Frihamnsgatan 28
115 56 Stockholm
Sweden

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Curators and editors: Richard Julin and Tessa Praun
Produced by Jens Nielsen and Tomas Rajnai

Sound catalog On the Tip of My Tongue
The sound catalog is a unique format designed especially for the Magasin 3 exhibition On the Tip of My Tongue, July 1–December 8, 2013. Neither audio guide nor podcast, it contains recorded material about the participating artists and the ideas informing the exhibition as a whole. On the Tip of My Tongue is a series of events and projects as well as an exhibition in the usual sense. In line with the fragmented nature of the exhibition, this catalogue expands gradually as new chapters are added:

Chapter One: A trialogue with Stina Nordenstam
Listen Language: Swedish. All other chapters in English.
Swedish musician and artist Stina Nordenstam talks with curators Richard Julin and Tessa Praun. Having kept a low profile throughout her career, this is the first interview with Nordenstam in nine years. In this trialogue (conversation in three) Stina Nordenstam talks about her perception of time, her relationship to music, art and the world in general, as well as how she has been affected by media attention. She participated in the exhibition On the Tip of My Tongue with the sound installation Tänk dig en människa both at the music festival Way Out West in Gothenburg and at Magasin 3 in Stockholm (September 13–December 8, 2013).

Chapter Two: A meeting with Pierre Huyghe
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Extracts from a conversation between the French artist Pierre Huyghe and curators Richard Julin and Tessa Praun. The experience of seeing Pierre Huyghe’s work Untilled at dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012 has been the key source of inspiration in the making of the exhibition On the Tip of My Tongue. In this conversation, amongst many things, Pierre Huyghe and the curators talk about cutting out the spectator and reflect on the implications that this idea may have on exhibition making.

Chapter Three: Miranda July and Sheila Heti – In conversation
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LA-based filmmaker, artist and writer Miranda July talks with Canadian writer Sheila Heti about the making of We Think Alone. Speaking from the perspectives both of creator (July) and participant (Heti), the conversation centers around the challenges involved in publicizing personal information, the role of the audience, and on the question of how email can become art. We Think Alone is an artwork by Miranda July commissioned by Magasin 3 for the exhibition On the Tip of My Tongue. It consists of a compendium of 20 emails originating from the sent-items folders of participants Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lena Dunham, Kirsten Dunst, Sheila Heti, Etgar Keret, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Catherine Opie, Lee Smolin and Danh Vo. Sent out once a week between July 1 and November 11, 2013, it exists only in the inboxes of those who signed up to received it.

Chapter Four: Tamara Henderson – A Venture into the Unconscious
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Canadian artist Tamara Henderson talks with curators Richard Julin and Tessa Praun about the films and sculptures included in the exhibition On the Tip of My Tongue. Henderson allows herself to be led by her unconscious. Her working method transforms dreams, fragments and impulses into real action, as she deliberately sidesteps the control of a self-censoring mind. Her work opens up to another level of experiencing that we instinctively recognize—but that is hard to articulate. In this conversation, the listener is brought closer to the particular state of mind from which these works originate.

Chapter Five: The Caretaker – An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
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British musician James Kirby (The Caretaker) talks about his album An Empty Bliss Beyond This World, released in 2011. Made solely from sampled gramophone records of pre-war ballroom music, it reflects the artist’s ongoing interest in what happens when our minds and memories begin to deteriorate. The album was played in its entirety as part of On the Tip of My Tongue, on one occasion only. On a Sunday afternoon in October 2013, it could be heard inside the old ice-skating pavilion at Kastellholmen in central Stockholm.

On the Tip of My Tongue
Pierre Bismuth, Tamara Henderson, Miranda July, Stina Nordenstam, Tino Sehgal, Danh Vo, The Caretaker
Curators: Richard Julin and Tessa Praun
July 1, August 8, September 13–December 8, 2013

On the Tip of My Tongue is a series of events and projects as well as an exhibition in the usual sense. 

“With this project we aimed to trigger situations and experiences that would linger as if “just out of reach,” to generate encounters that could keep growing—in thought and through conversation—long after each initial encounter.”
–Richard Julin and Tessa Praun

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