Historical Records
Publisher: Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH, 2018
260 pages, 450 colour ills
Contributor: Markus Gammel

The book Historical Records documents commercially released vinyl records of political events of the twentieth century. The book contains 450 reproductions of LP covers from 50 countries. The recordings are of speeches and interviews  of those who were in power, others who objected to this power, of war and peace agreements, human rights struggles, and other radio broadcasts of the events that shaped history from the invention of the phonograph to the fall of the Berlin wall. The project examines how recorded political events turned into a commodity, and what role sound documentation has in the interplay between personal and collective/national memory.

Chanting Down Babylon — Recorded Accounts of EL AL FLIGHT 1862. Amsterdam, October 4, 1992
Publisher: argobooks and Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany, 2009
175 pages, 16cm × 24cm
Contributors: Eva Birkenstock, Hannes Loichinger

In 1992, shortly after its take-off from Schiphol Airport, a freight plane owned by the Israeli company El Al crashed into a residential complex in Bijlmermeer, Amsterdam. Dani Gal (*1975) visited the occupants of the Bijlmermeer district and journalist Vincent Dekker for the purpose of entering into a dialogue with them about the plane crash and reassembled everyday life in the reconstructed building. Based on comprehensive research, following the atmospheres and worlds of subjective memories and experiences, the artist‘s book gives an overview of various occurrences and stories woven into a complex structure of abstract and formal connections.

Punlisher: The Deutsche Guggenheim (Editions), 2008
957 pages, Size: 13,4 x 21,4 x 3,3 cm.

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