After nine editions of semi-private sessions for which a set of eight invitation cards were distributed by hand, “We are listening to a record” is going public.
Since 2019 Stephan Blumenschein has organized this gathering of listening to a record in different spaces in Amsterdam and Vienna. The publication We Were Listening To Records is giving a taste of the past events and presents reflections and intentions that developed along the way. Designed by Bram van den Berg and with an essay by artist Flora Valeska Woudstra. She writes: “In my experience, trip time appears from and through listening to the body, the act of listening opens something up, lifts some of the veil of normative time, just as it does during the we are listening to a record session.”
Stephan Blumenschein (1983) is an Amsterdam-based artist. In his practice he takes up the spatial as a subject through the investigation of physical as well as imaginary spaces. He focuses on the spatial experience and the way the “social” is defined by how we work with and through space. How we enter and manoeuvre through the different layers and relations of space, leave and return again? His work has been shown and published a.o. at P////AKT, Marwan, New Jörg, ventil-records and A*Desk.
Bram van den Berg is an Amsterdam-based graphic designer who graduated in 2015 from Gerrit Rietveld Academy. He works mainly in the cultural sector and has a strength in using typography as a central voice in his design.