Touch Newsletter #124

Welcome to the 124th Touch Newsletter. With a new imprint, TOUCHFOLIO, Touch introduces a new series of bespoke hardback book and CD publications, produced to the highest specifications and continuing 33 years’ experience of audiovisual publishing. The first TOUCHFOLIO edition, by Joséphine Michel and Mika Vainio, is now available.

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FOLIO 001 | Joséphine Michel & Mika Vainio "Halfway to White"

We are now taking pre-orders for this item. Release and shipping date is May 4th 2015.
You can order your copy here. Price includes shipping within Europe by regular airmail postage.
If you wish your copy to be sent registered mail, please email us.

Please note: this item is not available to customers outside Europe from the TouchShop.
US and RoW customers should please purchase from Forced Exposure - thank you.

60pp hardback book + 60 min CD
Bound in a grey linen cover, printed on heavy hi-white paper
Published on 4 May 2015 in an edition of 500 copies.

This first release, HALFWAY TO WHITE, is a collaboration between singular photographer Joséphine Michel and acclaimed musician and sound artist Mika Vainio. Joséphine Michel’s images reframe our perception of the visual by exploring the notion of ‘sonic photography’, her subjects being exposed according to the resonance of the noise-fields felt at her chosen locations. Michel subtly brings to light the inflections of sound – its tones and pulsations – in a setting that has often been considered one of the most silent visual arts.

Read an interview with Joséphine Michel by The Photographers Gallery

HALFWAY TO WHITE has been designed by Jon Wozencroft. Further FOLIO publications can be expect- ed throughout 2015-2016, including new work from Chris Watson, the world’s leading sound recordist and sonic painter, and other artists from the Touch stable.

Track listing:
1. Fade from Black
2. Missing a Border
3. Notes on the Exposures
4. Line of a Curve
5. White Out - you can listen to an extract here

UK and Europe: buy "Halfway to White" from the TouchShop
US and RoW: buy "Halfway to White" from Forced Exposure
Read an interview with Joséphine Michel by The Photographers Gallery

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