VariousMOCAD Journal: Box #1

Label:MOCAD (Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit) – none
Vinyl, LP, Album
CDr, Compilation
Box Set, Limited Edition
Genre:Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Non-Music
Style:Alternative Rock, Experimental, Free Improvisation, Free Jazz, Poetry


Spirit Songz
A1Sun Ra And His Omniverse Jet-Set Arkestra*Journey To Saturn
A2Sun Ra And His Omniverse Jet-Set Arkestra*There Is Change In The Air
A3Sun Ra And His Omniverse Jet-Set Arkestra*Are You Spotless?
A4Sun Ra And His Omniverse Jet-Set Arkestra*When There Is No Sun
B1Aaron Ibn Pori PittsWhat If?
B2Aaron Ibn Pori PittsAsphalt Jungle
B3Aaron Ibn Pori PittsSweet Democracy
The Spell Of Jadoo
CDr-1Sun RaOuterspace Employment Agency4:28
CDr-2THTXSonic Cyclops2:05
CDr-3Faruq Z. Bey And Warren DefeverSilver Powers3:45
CDr-4Aaron Ibn Pori PittsJuneteenth7:21
CDr-5Baba AkundaOde To Faruq Z. Bey, Sundiata Keita, Modibo Keita, Kenny Cox, Roy Brooks5:11
CDr-6Little PrincessMessage From Space3:44
CDr-7Sun Ra And His Omniverse Jet-Set Arkestra*Halloween In Harlem9:54
CDr-8Slither (2)Alien Virus4:27
CDr-9Efe BesRadio Efe4:10
CDr-10Kim FowleyMichigan Babylon2:30
CDr-11Aaron Ibn Pori PittsStanding In Front Of Jah5:17
CDr-12The ImpalerThe Deal4:57
CDr-13Destroy All MonstersHalloween In Detroit2:57
CDr-14Monster IslandHiroshima Bop7:27
CDr-15James SemarkHouse On A Hill4:24
CDr-16Aaron Ibn Pori PittsFreedom Song1:57

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Box of multiples published in conjunction with the “Vision in a Cornfield” exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), September through December, 2012. All original items are included except for Faruq Z. Bey's book.


1. Sun Ra Arkestra/Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts "Spirit Songz" LP. Sun Ra Arkestra recorded live at the Detroit Jazz Center, New Years Eve, 1980. Aaron Ibn Pori Potts material recorded in 1-10-1987.

2. CD-compilation "The Spell of Jadoo".

3. NOT AVAILABLE: Faruq Z. Bey's - "Toward a ‘Ratio’nal Aesthetic" paperback reprint.

4. “Motor City Afrofuturism” interview with Rob Tyner by John Sinclair on 12×12″ newsprint.

5. “Amma-Gamma-Goo-Chee", a 7-page interview with Pedro Bell by Cameron Jamie.

6. “A Profile of Sun Ra”, a 6-page interview by Grant Martin.

7. "The Swamp Gas Gazette" Destroy All Monsters newspaper zine. Total edition of 5000 copies.

8. James Semark - “The Judgment of Edmund Zwingy” booklet.

9. Letter press Broadside card with the Sun Ra poem “Cosmic Equation” in an edition of 150 no'd and 50 lettered cps. signed by Megan O'Connell, director of Salt and Cedar

10. Letter press broadside card with the Sun Ra poem “The Endless Realm” in an edition of 150 no'd and 50 lettered cps. signed by Megan O'Connell.

11. Sheet with the Amiri Baraka poem “I Liked Us Better”.

12. "For Dudley Randall", a 2-page poem by Terry Blackhawk.

13. Sheet with “Trembling in the Temple of Tears at the Feet of Buddha”, a poem by M.L. Liebler.

14. Sheet with two poems by Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts.

15. The RAMM:ELL:ZEE - "Super Heroes & Villains/ Monster Models & Garbage Gods (1991)" staple-bound booklet with a text insert. Edition of 200 cps.

16. "Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra in Concert with MC5" 3-color 20x24" silkscreen Gary Grimshaw poster reprint. Total edition of 250 cps.

17. "In Residence * In Concert Sun Ra and His Omniverse Jet-Set Arkestra", a 12x17″ folded poster designed by Frank Bach. Reproduced by MOCAD as an LP cover for "Spirit Songz" (see 1). Total edition of 300 cps.

18. Original 5x7″ acrylic stencil painting by Gilda Snowden. Signed and dated.

19. a 7x7″ print by Jerome Ferretti with hand coloring crayon additions or a small Jerome Ferretti signed hand-made brick.

20. Original photograph by Barry Roth. Two different editions of 100 each, signed and no'd by Roth.

21. Original 11x11" pen/ink drawing by Maurice Greenia. Signed (Maugré), titled and dated.

22. Ryan Standfest - "Ardent Boner" Andre Breton booklet. Signed and no'd edition of 200 copies.

23. “Yakub’s Folly”, a 3-color hand pulled woodcut by Tom Carey; titled, signed and no'd by the artist. Edition of 200 copies.

24. “Sun Ra’s U”, a woodcut by M. Saffell Gardner (original member of OGUN). Titled, dated, signed & no'd edition of 200 cps.

25. ”Urban Etch #13 Man”, a unique mono-print by Dianetta Dye.(original member of OGUN) Signed, titled and dated.

26. Original xerox collage by Chris Riddell. Signed and no'd.

27. Six postcards by Leni Sinclair in a white envelope (Faruq Z. Bey, 2x Sun Ra, June Tyson, Alice Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell).

28. Photograph of Sun Ra and His Omniverse Jet-Set Arkestra with Detroit musicians at theDetroit Jazz Center by Leni Sinclair.

29. Organic shaped UFO alien-writing silkscreen by Jimbo Easter and Cary Loren. Edition of 200 no'd copies.

30. “Ogun Urban Monumentz” 2-page flyer by Kcalb Gniw Spirit.

31. "Peanut Butter Motherfucker" sticker by Jim Shaw. Edition of 250 cps.

32. "What Would Sun Ra Do?" sticker by Dave Mueller. Edition of 250 cps.

33. "Race" sticker by Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas.

34. "Apetechnology Detroit" sticker by the Apetechnology collective.

35. "Spaceman" or "Mexican Zombie" Destroy All Monsters sticker by Cary Loren. Edition of 1000 each.

36. Plastic bag with 3 buttons (Alice Coltrane, Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts, D.A.M. Apocalypse creature).

37. Table of contents.

The lid of the box is hand-painted, hand-signed and no'd by Efe Bes using acrylics, tempura, markers, glitter, glue and spray varnish.

Total edition of 200 copies (150 for sale).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (LP Side A): AR- 18530- A
  • Matrix / Runout (LP Side B): AR- 18530- B


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    Box #1 is a loose journal of multiples produced by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), and was published in conjunction with the installation “Vision in a Cornfield” at the museum September through December, 2012. Each cover is a unique work of art hand-painted, signed and numbered by Detroit Afro-futurist Efe Bes.


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