Photo: Bryony McIntyre

Takehisa Kosugi


MICRO 1 - Wrap a live microphone with a very large sheet of paper. Make a light bundle. Keep the microphone live for another 5 minutes. T. Kosugi - (1961) 

We spent a really fun afternoon searching Newcastle art supply shops together for the right quality of paper. In terms of structure, type of pulp, stiffness, creasability and foldability, this turns out to be just plain old brown wrapping paper, but only if white in colour, and so surprisingly hard to source. The 5-minute performance was staged in Sage One, which has a capacity of 1,640, it was by no means full. We had the PA turned all the way up.