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 Home is where I want to be
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David Byrne - Photo Gallery - Your Action World PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 September 2008 12:09
Article Index
David Byrne - Photo Gallery
Bookreading and -signing in Philadelphia, PA, december 2001
David's bookreading at Square Books, Oxford, MS (August 2001)
A Virtual David Byrne Experience - by CyberYukon
Hannover Grand, London, April 10, 2001
Look into the Eyeball presskit
Collection of live photo's
Feelings tour 1997
Live at Roskilde festival, 1997
Live in Hamburg, 1997
Live in Brazil, 1997
Your Action World
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Winners are losers with a new attitude
Your Action World

In "Your Action World", writer, photographer, musician, and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has created an extraordinary document and critique of the times we live in. Your Action World parodies the "inspirational" promotional materials-including books, tapes, and corporate advertising-with which we are inundated daily. Byrne's impulse is to fight back, "to stem the tide of images and bullying texts that assault all of us, by building dikes and dams of my own images and texts. To understand the enemy I must become one with the enemy, I must be of one mind with the enemy. I must infect myself in order to be immunized." An intelligent, quirky document from one of our most innovative artists-with a cool debossed PVC cover and 4-color sticker.

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The CD "Your Action World" is a 15-minute audioguide, originally created to accompany the photo series "Stairway to Heaven" and "Better Living Through Chemistry". It's only for sale at selected exhibitions, not through mailorder.

"...[It] is Mr. Byrne's audioguide - an insinuating mix of self-actualization blather, corporate sloganeering, New Age fantasy and inspirational music - that steels the show." (The New York Times)


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