"This release presents the only two known sound works by Danish artist Lene Adler Petersen. The two works are primarily carried by the words and voice of Adler Petersen and deal with how everyday actions and ways of organizing life and work holds a social and political potential. "Our actions must explain our language" as one spoken text concludes. Neither of the works have been released before. Pressed on white 10" vinyl. Includes leporello-folded booklet with an extensive essay by senior researcher and curator Birgitte Anderberg, as well as the lyrics for the two pieces, in both Danish and English.
About Lene Adler Petersen: Lene Adler Petersen was a central figure in the scene around Eks-Skolen (an artist-run alternative art school started in the 1960's by Bjorn Norgaard, Per Kirkeby, Poul Gernes among others), and she has been a significant influence, despite a relatively quiet artistic career. Today she is regarded as one of the most important voices, who came out of the experimental art scene in the 1960's, and she is behind some of the most iconic performance works of the time. In 1970 she was among the leaders in an action occupying and inhabiting the island Livo, in order to pursue an alternative, meaningful way of working and living. Later she was involved in founding and operating Eks-Skolens Trykkeri [Eks-Skolen's Printing House] based on the same ideas "“ the printing house is still running, still owned by the workers, and the leporello-folded booklet accompanying the release has been produced there. Lene Adler Petersen has significantly influenced a generation of younger Danish artists by making way for later conceptual and feminist art in Scandinavia. Her interests in creativity, the role of subjectivity and personal history form a unique artistic position that challenges conventional paradigms of gender, female representation and artistic production." - Institut for Dansk Lydarkæologi.
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.