The Butcher of Common Sense is an experiment in art and music, developed over a three-year period by a group of 9 artists instigated by the continuing explorations into music and performance in architecture by The Neutrinos and longterm visual artist collaborator Sal Pittman. This extraordinary project began with 10 intensive days at Funkhaus Nalepastrassse, a defunct DDR radio station in Berlin, where they immersed themselves into these imposing surroundings to create a range of audio and visual art.
‘From despair to distraction, insecurity to inspiration. The act of spending time with The Butcher Of Common Sense is the ultimate medicine for the creative block’ Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard 2012
The Butcher Of Common Sense: object
150 editions of The Butcher Of Common Sense – a 340 page limited edition hand finished artbook,
a 10” vinyl and a CD album [36.11′]
A 340 page hard bound and archive boxed artbook which is hand printed & finished.
Artwork created in the Funkhaus-Nalepestrasse Berlin, London SE1 and Norwich.
Produced in London SE1 and Norwich.
Printed on a heavy and lightweight uncoated paper.
Photocopy, silkscreen, laser colour print and colour plate.
Hand cut, laser cut, hand finished pages and additional inserts.
Handstitched and bound in linen brillianta 4032.
Boxed in heavy manilla mono silkscreened archive boxes.
A CD album [36.11′] and 10″ vinyl.
Recorded in the Funkhaus-Nalepestrasse Berlin, The Mill and Leeders Farm.
Mixed at The Mill by Jonny Cole
Mastered at The Mill.
Cut by Key Productions, manufactured in the Czech Republic.
Cased in a heavy manilla mono silkscreened cover.