By Public Collectors and Marc Fischer
Chicago, IL, Public Collectors, 2016
Pages: 21 single-sided sheets plus insert card
Dimensions: 11 in X 17 in each plus 8 in x 5 in insert
Binding: unbound in clear poly sleeve
Color: Two-color or three-color Risograph
Edition size: 33 numbered copies
An opportunity to wallpaper an entire room with the homes associated with New York Hardcore bands! An edition of 20 two-color Risograph posters printed on 60 lb paper, showing the homes of members of New York bands from the 1980s, a numbered insert card, and one flyer. These posters were created for an exhibit at ABC No Rio, NY, May 6-26, 2016. The band homes included are:
A.P.P.L.E., Beyond, Breakdown, Citizens Arrest, Disorderly Conduct. Ditch Witch, Ed Gein’s Car, Knock Out James, Leeway, Ludichrist, Murphy’s Law, NYC Mayhem, Primeval Unknown, Project X, Prong, Pussy Galore, Sonic Youth, Token Entry, Uppercut, Youth Gone Mad.
This edition also includes the three color exhibition poster that was created for the show.
Hardcore Architecture explores the relationship between the architecture of living spaces and the history of underground American hardcore bands in the 1980s. Band addresses are discovered using contact listings found in demo tape and record reviews published in the fanzine MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL (MRR). Google Street View is used to capture photos of the homes. Street names and numbers are removed to respect the privacy of people currently living at these addresses.
While care is taken to confirm that the home in the photo matches the street number listed in MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL, accuracy is not guaranteed. Some addresses have been confirmed using real estate websites. When multiple homes are built close together, the band-associated home is the house in the center of the composition. See more homes on the blog: hardcorearchitecture.tumblr.com
Hardcore Architecture is a project of Marc Fischer and Public Collectors.