broken lines

by My Cat Is An Alien (MCIAA)

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  • FIRST PRIVATE EDITION OF 99 EXEMPLARS.
    24,5x17,5cm, 16 pages artist's book by MCIAA (My Cat Is An Alien). 12 b&w illustrations of black ink drawings by Roberto Opalio, with intervention by Maurizio Opalio to obtain blow-up details. Each page illustration (front/back) has been ripped in 2 by hand by the artists, then put into a rigid cardboard mailer. The mailer is sealed, handstamped on back, with title sticker on front. With “Divinités Irritées” aesthetic manifesto by Roberto Opalio.
    *Includes DL code to download the musical piece "Divinités Irritées #2" by My Cat Is An Alien (MCIAA)*

    Includes unlimited streaming of broken lines via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      €44.90 EUR

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    FIRST PRIVATE EDITION OF 99 EXEMPLARS.
    24,5x17,5cm, 16 pages artist's book by MCIAA (My Cat Is An Alien). 12 b&w illustrations of black ink drawings by Roberto Opalio, with intervention by Maurizio Opalio to obtain blow-up details. Each page illustration (front/back) has been ripped in 2 by hand by the artists, then put into a rigid cardboard mailer. The mailer is sealed, handstamped on back, with title sticker on front. With “Divinités Irritées” aesthetic manifesto by Roberto Opalio.
    *Includes DL code to download the musical piece "Divinités Irritées #2" by My Cat Is An Alien (MCIAA)*
    **Also includes a professionally-duplicated 3" CD-R with the same music material**

    Includes unlimited streaming of broken lines via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      €49.90 EUR

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    ***NOTE: Digital Download includes MUSIC ONLY - so you will NOT GET ANY IMAGES of the book (e-book version is not conceived) ***

      €5 EUR  or more

     

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released November 19, 2015

MCIAA - "broken lines"
ARTIST'S BOOK + Music DL

NOTE: Digital Download includes the musical piece only. NO digital version of the book.

the musical piece – an instantaneous composition by My Cat Is An Alien (MCIAA) – contains loops of field recordings of paper and cardboard during the action of cutting, bending, creasing, tearing, gluing, taping, stapling, stamping, etc – every sound that characterizes the handcrafting of this series of art books

PRIVATE EDITION OF 99 EXEMPLARS.
Manufactured in Western Alps, November 2015

Words copyright © Roberto Opalio / MCIAA
Images copyright © MCIAA
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REVIEWS:

"For this entry in MCIAA’s artist book series, the visual presentation is an envelope holding a batch of paper torn into various sized pieces, all covered with lines that end at the ripped edges. Roberto also wrote a piece for an insert about the infinite lines that are evoked when you follow a road to its horizon. The music is a composition of loops, using the sounds of creating the books for source material – cutting, tearing, stapling, etc. It’s not easy to pick out the individual elements, but the brunt of it is very physical. Pretty sure there are also some percussion and drone instruments in the mix, but with the Opalio brothers, who ever really knows?“
- BYRON COLEY / THE WIRE

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