Raymond Dijkstra ~ De Slaap

Translation: The Sleep 3 Inch record in hardcover box with fish-leather.The box is opened by sliding out a paper innercover attached to a fish-tail.Inside the innercover a 3 inch record. The innercover is numbered 1 to 6.Size of the box: 9 – 9 – 0,7 cm. Size of records: 7,2 cm. Total weight: 150 grams.Vinyl-record weight: 160 grams. Black vinyl. Handwritten recordlabels with shreds of printed paper from early 20th century french dictionary. 45 Rpm. Each record is individually cut (not pressed) by hand. Limited edition of 6. Concept, Artwork Raymond Dijkstra. Collage and box are handmade by RD. Numbered, signed, dated.

De Slaap was conceived while having a Meal of Smoked Mackerel. For each Number of this Work, the Innerflesh of a Mackerel had previously been devoured by the Artist. After the Meal, the Skin was dried for over Half a Year in his Atelier before becoming the Skin of this Work.