Antonio Dias: The Space Between
In 1971 Brazilian artist Antonio Dias (1944–2018) self-published Record: The Space Between, a vinyl LP audio project. Side A, titled "The Theory of Counting," features a ticking alarm clock; side B, titled "The Theory of Density," is a recording of the artist drawing and expelling breath between intervals of silence, producing a transfixing continuum. The LP— Dias' sole sound-based work—represents a meditation on the idea of space constructed by time and sound. The album went on to become internationally influential and has been included in important surveys of the record as a medium, yet it remains a work more frequently referred to than actually heard, given its limited availability. In collaboration with the artist a year prior to his passing, MoMA/MoMA PS1 Records is reissuing this rare album from the original master disks in a uniquely designed limited edition of 500 copies, including images of the artist's original scores and introductory texts by Lilian Tone and David Platzker.
Year of Design2019
AuthorLilian Tone, David Platzker, Antonio Dias
GenreCDs and DVDs