THE CURVES OF THE NEEDLE
3 April - 17 May 2015

BALTIC 39
High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

The Curves of the Needle considers a recurring interest in the vinyl record by artists. This group exhibition explores album artwork, the cultural significance of the record collection and brings together contemporary artists who have experimented with the format, including;

alt.vinyl, Sam Belinfante, The Basement Group, David Blandy, Ralf Brög, Rutherford Chang, Rhodri Davies, Dj78, Graham Dolphin, Benedict Drew, Julian Germain, Rodney Graham, Bruce Haack, Jandek, Philip Jeck/Lol Sargent, Jim Lambie, Locus+, Christian Marclay, Jonathan Monk, Elizabeth Price, Eliane Radigue, Sun Ra, Lathe Revival, Jonty Semper, David Toop, Bartholomäus Traubeck, Michael Wilkinson, X-Ray Audio, :Zoviet*France:

The Curves of the Needle considers a recurring interest in the vinyl record by artists. This group exhibition explores album artwork, the cultural significance of the record collection and brings together contemporary artists who have experimented with the format.

The programme of events associated with The Curves of the Needle includes BxNU Respond on 9 April 2015 and X-Ray Audio, an evening of live performance on 16 April 2015. The Curves of the Needle coincides with Record Store Day on Saturday 18 April 2015 and culminates in a special evening of events for The Late Shows on Saturday 16 May 2015.

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Graham Dolphin Ra Is Rising, 2015
Sun Ra Saturn record collection, wall painting

Installation view

Graham Dolphin Ra Is Rising, 2015 (detail)

Graham Dolphin Dimension 5, 2015
Bruce Haack and Esther Nelson Dimension 5 record collection,
cabinet and print

Graham Dolphin Starless, 2015
Jandek Corwood Industries record collection and wall painting

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vruce haack
jandek starless