Unique copper master (used for the pressing of limited edition vinyl of the audio work ‘Four Minute Mile’)
Framed, mounted and signed by Hussein Chalayan and Gavin Turk
Hussein Chalayan and Gavin Turk collaborated on an audio track, Four Minute Mile, the lyrics of which were taken from the transcript of their first meeting when Chalayan interviewed Turk about his enduring preoccupation with the mythical status and identity of the Artist. The musical collaboration led to a design of rings by Turk, referencing both the Olympic symbol and Duchamp’s rotary sculptures, which appears as the label on the vinyl limited edition. Transferred onto a horizontal spinning disc, the rings also became the set for the video accompanying the track, in which the camera follows the rings as if from the viewpoint of a runner on a track, or a needle in the groove of a record.
The framed golden disc offered is the unique ‘copper master’ which was created to press the 100 copies of the limited vinyl edition of their track. It is capable of being played on a turntable – but only once, as it would be destroyed in the process. The object contains the voices of its creators, in such a way that they will never be heard.