Darren Sylvester has released his first book Compass Point, about the Compass Point Studios complex in the Bahamas, where artists such as Grace Jones, AC/DC and Roxy Music recorded seminal albums.
Coinciding with the launch of Sylvester's book is the release of Flamingo, a lightjet print encapsulating the essence of this exotic location.
On the coast of Nassau in the Bahamas, Compass Point Studios was a recording facility recognised as one of the greatest in the world, producing music with a particular sound - that of luxury, decadence and sophistication.
Artists such as Grace Jones, Roxy Music, Robert Palmer and Talking Heads made seminal albums here. Prompted by rumors of closure, Sylvester went to Compass Point to create a book that documents the landscape surrounding the studio as a myth-making and myth-destroying exercise of what is magical about this place. To see the same landscape musicians would see as they walked around the studios - finding inspiration.
Compass Point will be launched as a series of 3 books published by M33 on Wednesday March 7, 2012 6 - 8pm Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street Fitzroy Victoria. The series will be launched by Charlotte Day, Associate Curator, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. The book is now available at Sullivan+Strumpf.
lightjet print, edition of 80, with signed book
40 x 30cm
Book, 72 pages, published by M.33
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