Archive Officielle Publications

Archive Officielle Publications

is a publishing platform and a physical archive focused on conceptual work. Detailed documentation for each project is physically and digitally kept in a sealed environment. The nature of these documents can vary; manuscripts, early drawings, scores, videos, early versions and unmastered music, notebooks, sounds, hand written notes, photographs, digital data, artist statements, written concepts, documentation on hardware and techniques, and so on. This archive is kept private. It can be used as a time capsule in order to leave a well-documented trace of the work and it’s related material. Private consultation of these documents can be arrange.

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ISOLATION Studies by S. Mercure
Audio content duration : 75:00 Min
5 tracks, Digital edition only
10 pages pdf
Language: English
ISBN: 978-2-9816913-0-9

All sounds and words by S. Mercure
Images by Lydie Bochatay
Linguistic revision by Karl Fousek and Louis-Olivier Guérin
Release date : 29/05/2018

1. ISLOLATION study 1 15:00 min
2. ISLOLATION study 2 15:00 min
3. ISLOLATION study 3 15:00 min
4. ISLOLATION study 4 15:00 min
5. Sound source A (left) + B (right): 15:00 min

EXCERPT

CONTENT OF PHYSICAL ARCHIVE

01. 500hz-245hz-500hzø-246hz installation
02. 4 studies unmastered
03. Individual sine waves from the installation
04. Technical drawing of the installation
05. Video using ISLOLATION Study 2 presented at LA Lumière, Montreal on 15.06.17
06. Pictures of the installation
07. Early version of pdf + printed versions(2)


ISOLATION Studies 1 to 4 are outgrowths of the installation 500hz-245hz-500hzø-246hz from artist S. Mercure (Persona Mercure).
Developed over the course of 2016 and 2017, the installation consists of a sound exchange between two speakers positioned face-to-face and uses a frequency of 500 hertz as a starting point.

These Studies are the result of experiments using only audio from the installation as a sound source. Sound waves have been modified in amplitude, frequency shifted, and, in some cases, multiplied with the help of certain effects and send channel routings. No additional sounds have been used and any kind of editing as been avoided.

The download of the audio comes with a 10 pages technical PDF explaining every modifications applied to the audio source.

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Partial(s) by Huigens, Zijlstra
In situ installation, NL/CAN

Partial(s) Map by Marie-France Gaudet
2 Posters, black and white
Size : 17" x 23"
Language: English
Packaging : Folded in polypropylene bags
Recto print on plotter printer
Limited edition of 100 copies, hand numbered
Release date : 08/03/2018

CONTENT OF PHYSICAL ARCHIVE

01. Print tests
02. Shapes inspiration board
03. Technical drawing (early selection)
04. Early version of the map
05. Paint sample and material sample
06. Pictures of location (Oude Pekela, Montreal)
07. 2 copies of Partial(s) map , 1 x unfolded


Partial(s) is a collaborative project between Erris Huigens, Gysbert Zijlstra (Graphic Surgery) and Archive Officielle. The project is a two-piece installation, designed by the two Amsterdam artists. The pieces were installed in the city of Montreal, CANADA (Archive Officielle) and Oude Pekela, NETHERLANDS (Huigens, Zijlstra). A map representing a conceptual reunification of the pieces is available.

Technical Description

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Hymn by Jonathan Dankenbring
Duration: 10:00 min
1 Tracks, First edition of 20 copies, hand numbered.

Handmade Lathe-cut, Audio on one side (Mono)
All music and production by Jonathan Dankenbring
Release date : 11/11/2017

A. Hymn 10:00

EXCERPT

CONTENT OF PHYSICAL ARCHIVE AO_006(7)

01. Samples of raw audio and individual tracks from Hymn
02. Written description of the Hymn production process
03. Technical drawing of the display used to exhibit Hymnal and Hymn
04. Picture of the display for exhibition Iconoclasm at UCCS GOCA
05. 2 copies of Hymn, 1 sealed.
06. 2 copies of Hymnal, 1 sealed.
07. Print tests
08. SD card containing all digital material


Hymn is the audio companion of the book Hymnal by visual artist Jonathan Dankenbring. It was developed by exporting each page as an image. Said images were then imported to a sound program as raw data. These image files are read as basic sound wave patterns and then filtered, expanded, contracted, and arranged into the audio work.

If you are not familiar with this format, please take the time to read this.

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Hymnal by Jonathan Dankenbring
82 Pages, color
Size : 5¨13/16 x 8¨2/8
Language: English
Binding Type : Perfect Bound + sleeve
Paper : Matte
First edition of 30 copies, hand numbered
ISBN : 978-2-9816913-1-6

Words and Images by Jonathan Dankenbring
Release date : 11/11/2017

CONTENT OF PHYSICAL ARCHIVE AO_006(7)

01. Samples of raw audio and individual tracks from Hymn
02. Written description of the Hymn production process
03. Technical drawing of the display used to exhibit Hymnal and Hymn
04. Picture of the display for exhibition Iconoclasm at UCCS GOCA
05. 2 copies of Hymn, 1 sealed.
06. 2 copies of Hymnal, 1 sealed.
07. Print tests
08. SD card containing all digital material


Hymnal is the collection of iconographic languages used in Jonathan Dankenbring’s work. The symbols, texts and graphic studies included in the publication all play an important role in understanding his creative process and studio practice.

Through his minimalist icons, Dankenbring routinely references symbols that have contradictory meaning in our culture. As Dankenbring explains, "the «x» acts as a symbol for a lack of information but also a place holder for information. It marks the area as being void and simultaneously has the ability to delete or negate the object or imagery."

A key element in Jonathan Dankenbring’s work is the relation between historical (classic) and modern (technologic) notions. This parallel is most present in the graphic study, where screen formats and sizes of technological devices are arranged in golden ratio grid fashion. This symbolic way of organizing information reflects the importance of data and the power that these data hold when applied to the artistic approach.

The content of this book also serves as source material for Hymn, the audio companion of Hymnal. More information can be found in the AO_007 section of this website.

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Two Pieces for a Temporary Connection by Karl Fousek
Duration: 29:57 min
Packaging: 5 panel J-Card printed recto/verso + O-Card
2 Tracks, First edition of 50 copies, hand numbered.

C32 BASF Chrome Cassette
All music and production by Karl Fousek
Release date : 28/08/2017

A. Part 1 16:02
B. Part 2 13:55

EXCERPT

CONTENT OF PHYSICAL ARCHIVE

01. Modular patch notes, artist’s notebook + transcript
02. Source recordings
03. Technical description
04. Technical specifications, gear
05. Over 10 hours of live performance recordings
06. 2 copies of Two Pieces for a Temporary Connection, 1x sealed


Two Pieces for a Temporary Connection is the fifth solo release by artist Karl Fousek. Known for his highly technical and minimalist approach to sound, Fousek delivers a work that, although more charged than usual, remains true to his core approach. Discover the sum of three identical oscillators manipulated with precision resulting in what we could only describe as a complex musicality. TPFATC is derived from improvised live performance and rehearsal materials recorded in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts.

Technical Description

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1:6 by Juliette Blouin
104 Pages, black and white
Size : 5¨13/16 x 8¨2/8
Language: French
Binding Type : Perfect Bound + sleeve
Paper : Matte
First edition of 25 copies, hand numbered
ISBN : 978-2-9816913-0-9
Visual and layout by Juliette Blouin
Release date : 17/08/2017

CONTENT OF PHYSICAL ARCHIVE

01. Scans from the artist’s notebook
02. Print tests
03. Assembled book model
04. Essaie 1 digital
05. Essaie graphique Forme contre-forme, digital
06. Essaie graphique Escalier - Étude 1, print
07. Essaie graphique Tennis, print
08. Étude de la forme Une forme idéale, print
09. 2 copies of 1:6, 1x sealed


This book contains 1:6, a retrospective look at artist Juliette Blouin’s body of work. It consists of a series of flat surfaces that evoke the frames used by the artist for her numerous bi-dimensional studies. Every measurement has been reduced to a scale of 1:6. By isolating the frames from their content, Blouin showcases the key elements in her work: sizes, proportions, limits and space.

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Point Of... by a Philippe Vandal
Duration: 29:20 min
Packaging: 5 panel J-Card printed recto/verso + O-Card
2 Tracks, First edition of 50 copies, hand numbered.

C32 BASF Chrome Cassette
Composed and produced by Philippe Vandal
Release date : 21/08/2016

A. audition 14:56
B. perspective 14:24

EXCERPT

CONTENT OF PHYSICAL ARCHIVE

01. Bibliographical references
02. Theoretical readings from the artist’s collection
03. First print of the J-Card
04. Philippe Vandal’s early releases
05. Presentation text, en/fr
06. List of gear used
07. 2 copies of Point of …, 1x sealed
08. Photos of the artist’s studio
09. Isolated samples used for Point of …
10. Significant extracts from the artist’s book collection


Point Of... by Philippe Vandal is a piece of work inspired and conceived from a series of readings dealing with architecture theory, hearing (in the philosophical and scientific sense) and issues surrounding certain principles of perception and listening. These readings are used as starting points. They generate different sound explorations that attempt to illustrate the theories studied under an instinctive and formal approach.

Readings

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Compositions II by Madison Dinelle
68 Pages, 30 images, color
Size : 5¨13/16 x 8¨2/8
Language: English
Binding Type : Perfect Bound + sleeve
Paper : Matte
First edition of 24 copies, hand numbered.

Words and pictures by Madison Dinelle
Release date : 08/11/2016

CONTENT OF PHYSICAL ARCHIVE

01. Notes from the artist’s notebook
02. Notes from the artist’s computer
03. Untouched source images
04. Images made by the artist that didn’t make the selection
05. Breakdown of compositional decisions for Image 30
06. Print tests
07. 2 copies of Compositions II, 1x sealed


This book contains Compositions II, a series of images made by photographer Madison Dinelle. The artist explores compositional possibilities by cropping photographs from her own family albums. By extracting these portions of images, the initial context is blurred and new formal interactions lead the viewer into a world which is at once foreign and familiar.

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Replacement by Persona Mercure
Duration: 31:12 min
Packaging: 4 panel J-Card printed recto/verso + O-Card
4 Tracks, First edition of 50 copies, hand numbered.

C32 BASF Chrome Cassette.
Composed and produced by S.Mercure. Mastered by Jesse Osborne-Lanthier
Release date : 21/08/2016
A1. Status A 8:32
A2. Input 2 7:44
B1. In Order 8:52
B2. Replacement 6:57

EXCERPT

CONTENT OF PHYSICAL ARCHIVE

01. Early version of the 4 tracks unmastered, optical disc
02. Audio transfer samples, 7 inch reel tape
03. First print of the J-Card
04. Persona Mercure’s early releases
05. Notes on concept
06. List of gear and techniques used for each tracks
07. 2 copies of Replacement, 1x sealed


Replacement has been conceived with a small amount of effects and processing techniques. The sound sources are mainly manipulated by pitch based effects such as: pitch shifting, pitch tracking and frequency shifting. Sound movement and space manipulation are done with basic panning methods, reverbs and mono/stereo exploration. A maximum of three sound sources is used on each pieces. Any additionnal sounds or tones audible are the result of manipulations aforementioned.

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