Institution Of Rot

Institution Of Rot

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In history as in nature, the rotten is the laboratory of life. Karl Marx

The wonderful Schreber...ought to have been made a professor of psychiatry and director of a mental hospital. Sigmund Freud

Only that which can destroy itself is truly alive. C G Jung

Please Note: There are many 'histories/herstories' of the IOR, you may not recognise/Identify yourself with what is written below.

Speak according to the madness that seduces you.

The Institution of Rot (IOR) was founded by artist Richard Crow and writer Nick Couldry in 1992 as part of London’s Secret Spaces. Situated in a Victorian House in Islington, North London, Richard Crow's working and living space (since 1983), the IOR has been from 1992 - 1996 an active artist-run space dedicated to performance, audio works and site-specific installations. Rooted in a mindset of do-it-yourself production and collaboration, the IOR significantly contributed to the extraordinary dynamism of London’s artist-run spaces phenomenon of the 90's documented in the "Life/Live" anthology edited by Laurence Bossé and Hans-Ulrich Obrist (Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1996). IOR’s specific concerns (and obsessions) were the privacy of the human body and its public transformations (ingestion, expulsion, cleansing, confession, rituals and taboos).

At present the IOR remains a ‘living archive’ - a kind of hauntology of recordings, objects, texts and images. From 2002 (until July 2009) the space of the IOR remained 'open' as a point of contact for international collaborations and occasional (unofficial) artists’ residencies in partnership with the curator in residence Lucia Farinati.

The extensive archives (texts, images, audio) of the IOR are currently 'lying in state' waiting in limbo to be re-activated for a future publication.
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Contact Info:
crow.ior.16@gmail.com
Sites:
[l470198]

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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Dia 8 Erethisma  album cover Diastolic Murmurs Erethisma(CDr, Ltd, RE) Not on Label (Diastolic Murmurs, Self Released) Dia 8 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Institution Of Rot: A Demised Premise 31.7.09   An Audio Document  album cover Various Institution Of Rot: A Demised Premise 31.7.09 An Audio Document(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Institution Of Rot Editions none UK 2009 Sell This Version
none The Institution Of Rot - An Audio Document  album cover Adam Bohman The Institution Of Rot - An Audio Document(Cass, C60) Institution Of Rot none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none 17.07.2007 00:00 В ночь на понедельник в Москве, в кардиологическом отделении 23-й (Яузской) больницы, скончался Дмитрий Александрович Пригов  album cover Richard Crow* 17.07.2007 00:00 В ночь на понедельник в Москве, в кардиологическом отделении 23-й (Яузской) больницы, скончался Дмитрий Александрович Пригов(Cass, Ltd, C90) Institution Of Rot none UK 2017 Sell This Version
none Documentation 1995 - 2001   album cover Richard Crow* Documentation 1995 - 2001 (VHS, Ltd, PAL) Institution Of Rot none UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Richard Crow* Homage To Palinopsia (An Adhesive Band)(File, WAV) Institution Of Rot none UK 2009
none Psychological Studies - Monomania  album cover Various Psychological Studies - Monomania(Cass, Album) Institution Of Rot none UK 2019 Sell This Version
none Purgations Flushed 1X10  album cover Diastolic Murmurs Purgations Flushed 1X10(Cass, Ltd, C60) Not on Label (Diastolic Murmurs, Self Released) none UK 1990 Sell This Version
none Nervenkrankheiten  album cover Diastolic Murmurs Nervenkrankheiten(Cass, Ltd, C60) Not on Label (Diastolic Murmurs, Self Released) none UK 1990 Sell This Version
none A Blind Field - Recordings Made With Objects That Were Part Of The Original Collection Of The Institution Of Rot, Objects Which No Longer Exist But Whose Visual, Aural And Technological Remains Are Preserved In The Institution Of Rot Archive  album cover Richard Crow* / Lucia Farinati Richard Crow* / Lucia Farinati - A Blind Field - Recordings Made With Objects That Were Part Of The Original Collection Of The Institution Of Rot, Objects Which No Longer Exist But Whose Visual, Aural And Technological Remains Are Preserved In The Institution Of Rot Archive(CDr, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Institution Of Rot Editions none UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Speaker, stain, silence  album cover Richard Crow* Speaker, stain, silence(CDr, Ltd) Institution Of Rot none UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Crow And Mamma (Early Works)  album cover Richard Crow* Crow And Mamma (Early Works)(CDr, Ltd) Institution Of Rot none UK 1999 Sell This Version
none A Sensitive Chaos  album cover Various A Sensitive Chaos(CDr, Ltd) Institution Of Rot none UK 2006 Sell This Version
none The Institution Of Rot, June 1993  album cover Adam Bohman, Nick Couldry & Paul Obermayer Adam Bohman, Nick Couldry & Paul Obermayer - The Institution Of Rot, June 1993(VHS, PAL) Institution Of Rot none UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Richard Crow* Richard Crow (With The Voice Of Ancolie) (CDr, Ltd) Institution Of Rot none UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Ancolie  album cover Richard Crow* Ancolie(2xCDr, Album, Ltd) Institution Of Rot none UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Richard Crow* IHR - A Sampler(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Institution Of Rot none UK 2006 Sell This Version
VNTG21 The Institution Of Rot, June 1993  album cover Furt, Nick Couldry and Adam Bohman Furt, Nick Couldry and Adam Bohman - The Institution Of Rot, June 1993(Cass) Vintage Productions VNTG21 UK 1994 Sell This Version