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The exhibition at THE BALTIC CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS (see below) is a fabulous tribute to crazy vinyl culture. The X-Ray Audio section is very nicely sited adjacent to an amazing film piece by Christian Marclay which shows a gramophone needle riding the grooves of a record in huge close up.

On 16th APRIL, Stephen and Aleks Kolkowski will be presenting an evening on the project with a talk, images, film and a demonstration of the cutting of a new X-Ray record.

Paul Smith vocalist of the band MAXIMO PARK has graciously submitted himself to be x-rayed this time.  He will be performing a song form his new album live and Aleks will be cutting it straight to x-ray . 


BBC ARTS covered the exhibition with a film featuring the X-Ray Audio installation and an interview with curator Alessandro Vincentelli.  (Although the x-ray bootlegs were not imported into the Soviet Union as stated, they were made there and the use of X-rays was not an attempt to disguise the true nature of the records). 

Extra Live Date at The Horse Hospital Added

Next Wednesday's Live event sold out so fast, that we have added an additional date at The Horse Hospital  on Friday 30th January.  Tickets are HERE

Stephen and Aleks will be telling the strange history story of the X-Ray Bootlegs and will be providing a live demonstration of recording onto used X-Ray plates using vintage analogue record-cutting lathes. This time, uniquely they will be cutting X-Rays from an actual live musical performance by special guest  Marcella Puppini

More Details HERE

The live events take place inside our exhibition at London's Horse Hospital which runs until January 31st.  There is a selection of original beautiful and spooky forbidden x-ray bootlegs collected in Russia over the last few years plus film, images, associated ephemera and a miscellany of strange objects