Jim HaynesThrottle and Calibration

Throttle and Calibration

Crónica 115~2016, download

Release date: 31 July 2016


Tracklist

  1. It Burns (5:33)
  2. Tabula Rasa (7:48)
  3. It Doesn’t Matter (6:05)
  4. Kirikulaul (9:46)
  5. What Do You Mean By That? (6:15)

All source material collected from the Active Crossover archives, with recordings and sounds by Tuulikki Bartosik, Richard Eigner, John Grzinich, Jim Haynes, Rostislav Rekuta, Yiorgis Sakellariou, Dawn Scarfe, Eamon Sprod, Taavi Suisal, Simon Whetham, and James Wyness, 2015.

Noise, immolation, heterodyning, and other signal manipulations conducted by Jim Haynes at Helen Scarsdale's shipping container in 2016.


Jim Haynes is an artist defining his work through the phrase, "I rust things." The statement embraces a multiplicity of meanings across various media. There are three major approaches in the work at large: the mangled surfaces of corroded photographs, the cryptic tension of the video / expanded cinema pieces, and the caustic field disturbances in sound composition. Blight. Dislocation. Subcutaneousness. Toxicity. Brackishness. Psychic unease. These allusions (amongst others) develop and materialize through various chemical, digital and/or analog means, often an intertwined amalgam. This process seeks to accentuate the instability of these conditions and territories as a series of evocations, hauntings, convulsions, and evanescence.

Through sound (and more recently video), Haynes investigate these properties of corrosion, specifically on how decay parallels and relates to the perception of time when cycles of activity collapse into stasis, and how that stasis can rupture when any number of pressures are applied. These result from a cross-contamination of ultrasound detection, shortwave reception, surveillance camera observation, moribund radiophonic exploration, and/or electro-magnetic disruption.

Based in California, Jim Haynes has exhibited internationally at the San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, the Lausanne Underground Film Festival, the Berkeley Art Museum, WestSpace (Melbourne, Australia), and Diapason (New York). Recorded media has been published through Editions Mego, Ghostly International, Drone Records, Hooker Vision, Elevator Bath, and The Helen Scarsdale Agency. He has also been awarded residencies at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program (California), Recombinant Media Labs (California), Jack Straw Productions (Seattle), and MoKS (Estonia). He has participated in a number of fruitful collaborations with Loren Chasse, Keith Evans, Steven Stapleton, and M.S. Waldron. Until 2015, Haynes was the Vice President and Curatorial Director for 23five Incorporated, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and increased awareness of sound arts within the public arena. He is also the lone occupant at The Helen Scarsdale Agency.


This is the seventh release in the series Corollaries, that compiles works resulting from Active Crossover: Mooste, a cross-cultural collaborative residency curated by Simon Whetham and hosted by MoKS, in April and May 2015. All works are composed from material compiled in a collective archive during the project.


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