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Inside Hayward Publishing’s new book, The Infinite Mix

Wednesday 30 November 2016

To corroborate with the Hayward Gallery’s popular London exhibition, currently taking home off-site at 180 The Strand, the gallery have launched a book, The Infinite Mix: Contemporary Sound and Image to document the work on show.

The book features eleven leading international artists from the exhibition with short films and audiovisual experiences from poets and astronauts to opera stars and rappers. “Exploring how artists respond to the flows of information that traverse contemporary lives”, authors contributing to the book’s dialogue include JJ Charlesworth, Lilly Lampe, David Norr and Michael Vass, as well as interviews with the artists and an introductory essay by director of the Hayward Gallery, Ralph Rugoff.

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Artists featured in the exhibition include Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller, Cyprien Gaillard and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, among others. After the Spindle team headed down to the exhibition, it is Stan Douglas’s Seventies jazz-fusion jam session caught on camera, Rachel Rose’s fusion of an astronaut’s voice recollecting his time returning to space with liquid imagery made from milk and food colouring, and Ugo Rondinone’s film of beat poet John Giorno performing his eponymous poem, ‘THANX 4 NOTHING’, that stand out the most.

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The Infinite Mix exhibition has now been extended until 11 December, and the book is available here.