Pavel Büchler
‘Lou Reed Live’, 2008
AKAI 1721L tape recorder, audio tape, microphone
160 x 90 x 90 cm
Edition of 3
BÜCHLER-2009-0067

Extracted from a live recording of a Velvet Undergound gig in 1978 and played as a loop on an old tape recorder, the barely audible sound of a match lighting a cigarette turns a brief moment of anticipation into an endless deferral. This temporal shift is echoed in the counter-intuitive use of the playback where the microphone is the source of the reproduced sound and listening becomes a stage act for fantasies of intimacy, personal memories and obscure cultural references.

Pavel Büchler
‘Lou Reed Live’, 2008
(sound clip)