Flip Flop Flying

Lists

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I like lists. I make lists all the time. There are about 40 pieces of paper next to my keyboard right now with notes scribbled on them. Things to do on FFF, things to write here on the blog, things to get from the shops, records I want to buy, people I need to call.
I am sure I’m not alone in this.
Which leads me to my point. A few months ago I was asked by the lovely folks at Sonic Arts Network to curate an edition of their CD publication. The CD comes with an accompanying book/magazine type thing which also relates to the topic chosen for the CD. For the edition that I will curate, I chose the subject of lists.
And we need YOU!
Are you a bit arty? wordy? musicy? Fancy contributing something? If so, read on, this is the official call-for-submissions blurb:

Sonic Arts Network would like to invite sound/image/text submissions for material to be considered for inclusion in a Sonic Arts Network limited edition CD publication concerning ‘Lists’. The edition will be published in November/December 2005 in a limited run of 1000 editions and will be curated by Craig Robinson, illustrator and creator of www.flipflopflyin.com.

Lists are never far away from us. As humans, we are obsessed with order. We have an obsessional drive to categorise, sort and list everything.
In Art, Literature, Science and Philosophy, lists can be found. Musical examples of listing range from Berio to Billy Joel.

We ask for audio (music/found sound/sound art/spoken word), literature, pictures and suggested reference points.

The idea may be interpreted in the widest possible sense and can be approached from multiple perspectives – acoustical, visual, philosophical and personal.

We encourage a diversity of styles and materials for selection.

The CD and its accompanying print materials will be the sixth in a series of numbered, limited edition audio CDs, produced and distributed three times a year, with guest curators and specially commissioned packaging. The CDs are free to members of the Sonic Arts Network (for more information on membership visit www.sonicartsnetwork.org), reaching practitioners and listeners in all corners of the globe, with a limited number of issues released in selected outlets. Previous artists whose work has featured in the CD series have included: Christian Marclay, Yasunao Tone, Francisco López, Antonin Artaud, Jaap Blonk, Lucia Pamela and a host of others.

No payment can be offered for submissions nor materials returned.

Submissions should be sent to: Lists, c/o Sonic Arts Network, The Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London SE1 0LN.
Deadline for submissions is 19 September 2005

Further information/clarification concerning the submission of materials is available from lists@sonicartsnetwork.org

So there you go. Still interested? It’d be good to hear/see/read what you do.
Oh, one more thing: please don’t send stuff if it’s the sort of thing you’d see on the McSweeney’s lists page. Not that I don’t like it, just, what’s the point in doing something they’re doing already?
Thanks.

Written by Craig

July 19th, 2005 at 10:02 am

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  1. Funnily enough I wrote this piece earlier this week which I think sort of qualifies?

    http://forum.wayoftherodent.com/viewtopic.php?t=2201

    It’s about list completition in video games to an obsessive compulsive degree.

    Matt Sephton

    19 Jul 05 at 11:43 am

  2. Hm, I wonder if the classic “Songs in List Format” might find its way in?

    http://www.livejournal.com/users/qwantz/28155.html

    E.g.

    ‘You’ by Radiohead

    THINGS THAT YOU ARE
    + the sun
    + the moon
    + the stars

    THINGS THAT YOU TRY
    + Working out chaotic things

    THINGS THAT ARE CAUGHT IN THE FIRE
    + You
    + Me
    + Everything

    THINGS THAT I CAN SEE ME DOING
    + Drowning

    THINGS THAT I COULD NEVER DO
    + Run away from you

    REASONS WHY I SHOULD BELIEVE MYSELF NOT YOU
    + ?

    pauldwaite

    19 Jul 05 at 2:15 pm

  3. Sounds exciting and interesting…what to do, what to do…

    becki

    19 Jul 05 at 3:40 pm

  4. Wow – I really would love to do something for this. but I don’t quite understand… can it be text based? Or does it have to be audio. Its probably really obvious, but I’ve read over and over, and don’t quite understand.

    I wrote a list of reasons ‘not’ to shop at Morrisons yesterday. (To get revenge at them for their infinitely annoying ad campaign at the moment) But I’m not sure that is at all relevant, since only people in the UK would really ‘get’ it. Hmm.

    Answer appreciated!

    lonely_orange

    19 Jul 05 at 4:22 pm

  5. ok, it’s not a comment, but hangin around the net i met this.. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=2111340

    Anonymous

    19 Jul 05 at 11:10 pm

  6. CoCo

    20 Jul 05 at 5:25 pm

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