‘ALO’ by NO ECHO NO no & Ben Benaouisse 12″ transparent vinyl with cover art by Ben Benaouisse Limited edition of /2 Buy >> 555€
Recorderd on March 25 2021 at ART GHENT Brabantdam — Released two weeks later within the context of ‘ART GHENT a total performance’ by Ben Bennaouisse at S.M.A.K. — the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art Ghent.
NO ECHO NO no is a music project that records music in-residence. Playing, composing and recording melt together in an improvised way. Guided by an eclectic musical taste and a curiosity for unusual instruments the musical output of this group is as diverse as it is spontaneous.
Members: Jonas Nachtergaele, Kurt Stockman and Hidde van Schie.
ART GHENT is a shop for artists that curator-artist Ben Benaouisse founded in early 2021 in a vacant temping agency office in the Brabantdam in Ghent. During the month of April, he will also be residing in S.M.A.K. with this multi-faceted visual arts project.
ART GHENT unites ‘Economy’ with ‘New Poetry’ as a potential response to the unprecedented circumstances in which artists and society find themselves today. Practically, this translates into the development of commercial and artistic activities, such as the organisation of exhibitions, the sale of artworks, the discussion of portfolios and the development of experimental projects and collaborations.
Unlike commercial galleries, Ben Benaouisse does not take a percentage on the sale of artworks. Artists only enter into a personal commitment with ART GHENT that is posted and explained on the public ‘interim wall’. Besides purchase and sale, exchange agreements are possible. Artists can also donate their work, after which the profit goes entirely to ART GHENT. In this way, the shop accumulates a reserve with which to continue its activities and further shape the ‘total performance’.
Agreement: As a commission fee NO ECHO NO no will play a three hour long DJ-set for Ben Benaouisse on a time an location chosen by the artist. All profits will finance future releases of NO ECHO NO no.