This is a game called 'Hello, hello, here is X.X.'

 

This is a game called ‘Hello, hello, here is X.X.’

 

Today is the [date of publication]. This is a game called ‘Hello, hello, here is X.X.’; also called ‘R2-45’. The game is played with three tape recorders. Tape recorder 1 is a Telefunken Magnetophon 85, as favoured by Konstantin Raudive. Tape recorder 2 is an orgone accumulator, as designed by Wilhelm Reich. Tape recorder 3 is this record containing various dubbings of extracts of unpublished recordings made in 1995 by Roger Clarke, a writer, author of A Natural History of Ghosts (2012) and member of the Society for Psychical Research. Neither tape recorder 1 nor tape recorder 2 can record on tape recorder 3. Tape recorder 1 is a Faraday cage, as designed by Michael Faraday. Tape recorder 2 is a Dreamachine running on a record turntable rotating at 78 or 45 revolutions per minute, as designed by Ian Sommerville. Tape recorder 3 is an E-meter, as designed by L. Ron Hubbard. Tape recorder 3 can wash tape recorder 1 and tape recorder 2. Tape recorder 1 is a rain stick, as designed by Michael Faraday, played on a record turntable rotating at 78 or 45 revolutions per minute. Tape recorder 2 is a Philips EL-3300 compact cassette recorder. Tape recorder 3 is an Emeter, as designed by L. Ron Hubbard. Tape recorder 3 can record on tape recorder 1 and 2. Today is the exact hour of your death a year ago. Tape recorder 1 is running on record turntable ‘X.X.’; also called ‘R2-45’. Tape recorder 2 is a Telefunken Magneto E-meter, as designed by L. Ron Raudive. Tape recorder 2 is tape recorder 1 and tape recorder 2. Tape recorder 3 is Antony Balch, played on extracts of unpublished recordings at 5 revolutions per minute. Tape recorder 3 is an E-meter-as-research. Tape recorder 3 can record on tape recorder 3. Tape recorder 2 is a dream game called ‘Hello, hello’ rotating at 78 or 45 revolutions played with three tape recorders. Tape Whitley Strieber. Tape Sommerville. Tape L. Ron Hubbard or tape recorder 2 can record on tape recorders 1 and 2. Today is 78 or 45 revolutions per minute. The game is a cassette recorder. Tape recorder 3 is tape recorder 1. Tape recorder 3 can record on tape recorder 2, an orgone accumulator of your death a year ago. Tape recorder 3 is this record containing ‘X.X.’; also called ‘R2-45’. Tape recordings made in 1995 by Roger Clarke, as designed by L. Ron and a member of the Society for Tape Recorder 2. Tape recorder 3 is an E-meter-as-Dreamachine running on tape recorder 3. Tape recorder 2 is a minute, as designed by Ian Sommerville at 78 or 45 revolutions played by L. Ron Hubbard. Tape Hubbard or tape recorder 2 can record recorder 2. Tape recorder 1 is a Faraday cage played on a record turntable rotating a game called ‘Hello, hello, here is tape recorder 2’, a Philips EL-3300 played with three tape recorders. Today is the exact hour designed by Wilhelm Reich. Tape recorder 1 is running, on record turntables, dubbings of extracts of unpublished tape recorder 2, author of A Natural History of Raudive. Tape recorder 2 is a tape recorder for Psychical Research. Neither tape Reich. Tape recorder 3 is Anthony Balch on tape recorder 3. Tape recorder 1 is recordings at 5 revolutions per minute. Tape recorder 2 is research. Tape recorder 3 is an E-meter-as-tape-recorder. Late August 1995, 1927 Learnard Avenue, Lawrence, KS. Interference. Household ambience. Annual cicadas. William S. Burroughs, Roger Clarke, Bradley Kahler. Passing traffic. Water. Incomplete recordings

 

[...] : Mark Jackson 2014

 

All tracks dubbed and edited by Mark Jackson from an original recording of William S. Burroughs at home in Lawrence, Kansas, by Roger Clarke.

 

Album produced and commissioned by Gordon Shrigley.

 

Engineered by Frank Merritt of the Carvery, London.

 

Album design by Foxtrot Hotel, London.

 

Commentary:

 

Mark Jackson's brilliant and beautiful record of William Burroughs that does so much that historical/archival documents cannot do: inscribing the marginal, domestic and unheard sticky stuff of life and conversation.

Mark Peter Wight

 

Also:

 

Reality Studio (Graham Rae - online 6/12/14)

 

V Magazine (Nicole Sansone - online 7/11/14)

 

The Independent (Arifa Akbar - online 24/10/14, paper 26/10/14)

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Laura Palookaville presents: This is a Game Called ‘Hello, Hello, Here is X.X.’ at IMT Gallery, London:

8 November 2014 6-9pm