self 2007

self 2007

about barry fry

this site is a personal attempt to blur the lines between text(ural) and visual language.

(music from) the empty quarter existed as a magazine, mail order and label [teq music?] between 1991-1995 in the pre-internet age when information on electronic, industrial, left field, alternative and the gloriously uncategorised had to be thoroughly researched over time. a click of a button announcement would remain out of reach, but the fax machine was king! in its brief half decade the empty quarter touched souls and steered record collections. my own included. many like-minded individuals forged onward and thankfully still do to this day...

after teq a less creative period followed spent running carbon disks mail order. whilst in its death-throes (under the crush of dl boom) hands fell upon paint, brushes, charcoal, pallet knives, bits of cardboard, canvas, scraps of paper, wood, metal, thread, fire, photographic film, light et al. all whilst being led by sounds i had previously written of. exhibitions followed... a lull. until now.

hopefully this meandering archive will refresh old thoughts and themes and lead to new ways of expression. to these ends i return to the faan header which initially was a short-lived cassette label in the mid-eighties. as all art should be, existing for all and none.

the empty quarter was. deadhead was/is.. for all and none is...

for all and none indexed

shifted phases (detail 1) 2003, acrylic on canvas © barry fry

shifted phases (detail 1) 2003, acrylic on canvas © barry fry

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