Printed at the Press: Archival Feedback

Turn-Based Press Co-Director Thom Wheeler Castillo, and Emile Milgrim, founder of the Other Electricities record label as well as the Managing Partner at Sweat Records, worked together to create a special field recording and print project titled Archival Feedback.

The two took numerous field recordings throughout South Florida, edited and selected the best among them and handed them over to various sound artists, who then created sound-works in a call-and-response format.

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Screenprinted cover to the Archival Feedback single release. Artwork and printing by Thom Wheeler Casillo and Emile Milgrim.

The calls and responses were released by Other Electricities both digitally and on vinyl.  Wheeler Castillo and Milgrim expanded the project by also collaborating on a series of screenprints that draw upon the history of Florida dating to the era of its original colonization, vernacular architectural elements, and the native flora and fauna.  The screenprints were created at Turn-Based Press and are included in a special, box-set edition (the boxes are also hand-made).  The regular record also has a hand-screened slipcover, and at the release party, digital download codes were available for purchase as variable, hand-screened post-cards.

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“Suspended in . . . “, screenprint by Thom Wheeler Castillo and Emile Milgrim, included in the Archival Feedback box set.

The prints are on view through June 21 at Clyde Butcher’s Coconut Grove Gallery, along with the chance to listen to some of the recordings.  The record release party was held at the Miami Music Club in the Design District, and featured live performances by some of the Archival Feedback artists.

Prints by Thom Wheeler Castillo and Emile Milgrim; installation by Krel Levy.

Prints by Thom Wheeler Castillo and Emile Milgrim; installation by Krel Levy.  At Clyde Butcher’s Coconut Grove Gallery.

Archival Feedback has been reviewed and written about by several publications:

Spectral Hypnosis: Föllakzoid, Archival Feedback (Track Premiere), Redefine, April 21, 2015

Archival Feedback Reveals Miami’s “Complex Nature” through Sound, Miami New Times, April 23, 2015

Archival Feedback is research and fieldwork, print and sonic map, Knight Arts Blog, April 30, 2015

Archival Feedback record release event at the Miami Music Club, May 15, 2015.

Archival Feedback record release event at the Miami Music Club, May 9, 2015.