Taryn Simon’s landmark performance work An Occupation of Loss released on vinyl by The Vinyl Factory

Recitations of grief and mourning recorded on the occasion of the London performance of Taryn Simon’s An Occupation of Loss will be released on limited-edition vinyl on 16 September 2019, published by The Vinyl Factory. Co-commissioned by Artangel and Park Avenue Armory, An Occupation of Loss was first presented in September 2016 at Park Avenue Armory, New York. The London performance took place in April 2018 below Islington Green in a cavernous concrete space selected for its unusual sonic properties. In An Occupation of Loss, professional mourners simultaneously broadcast their lamentations, many of which trace their origins to pre-Islamic and pre-Christian times, enacting rituals of grief. Their sonic mourning was performed in recitations that include Northern Albanian laments, which seek to excavate “uncried

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