I need Nothing – a nearly useless odissey
I need Nothing – a nearly useless odissey.Â Great work by theÂ the Portuguese collective Caoceito and Burdman
Â “Repositories of stories and its enriching emotions, the covers, that accomodate the existing panoply of musical genres, are the motto for this exibition. The focus is made on album covers that often conquer our memory even when music slightly reached our ears. Major graphic disasters or deified, unduly ignored or zeitgeists, covers provide listening with a touch and an image, with the act of collection and share. From cover to cover, going thru all the stories (and histories), we wrote a new one to the sound of a song that repeats: I need nothing, Iâ€™ve everything I need.
â€˜Uselessâ€™ – the motto of biennialâ€™s current edition – was the kick-off, and the thought on how album covers (vinyls, in this case) enable people to â€˜listen with the eyesâ€™ the main goal of the project. At a time where digital audio files dominate but where traditional mediums still seduce fans, the album covers, being useless for some, stay relevant for others.”