The Curves of the Needle

BALTIC 39, Record Store Day - 18 April 2015

We’re pleased to announce that we will be bringing Lathe Revival to BALTIC 39, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 18 April 2015

3 April 2015 – 17 May 2015

The Curves of the Needle considers a recurring interest in the vinyl record by artists. This group exhibition explores album artwork, the cultural significance of the record collection and brings together contemporary artists who have experimented with the format, including;

Graham Dolphin, Sun Ra, Jandek, Bruce Haack, Rhodri Davies, Zoviet France, X Ray Audio, Elizabeth Price, Christian Marclay, Jonathan Monk, Jim Lambie, Michael Wilkinson, Rodney Graham, Jonty Semper, The Basement Group, Locus+, Lathe Revival, Dj78, Sam Belinfante, David Toop, Philip Jeck/Lol Sargent, alt.vinyl, Benedict Drew, David Blandy, Rutherford Chang, Ralf Brög, Ross Sinclair, Bartholomäus Traubeck  as well as a display of fan-made record covers and record inners sourced from RPM records and a commissioned text on record sleeves by writer Harry Pearson.

Additional artists will be announced soon.

The exhibition coincides with Record Store Day on Saturday 18 April 2015 and culminates in a special evening of events for The Late Shows on Saturday 16 May 2015. Details for related talks, events and performances programme can be found at