Music & Visions – projects selected by Giovanni Papalia + ThePT
Sand, from Slush album, Thirsty Ear, 1997.
OP8 is the musical collaboration of the multi-instrumentalist Lisa Germano; Howe Gelb, Joey Burns and John Convertino, who form the band Calexico together and have both been members of Giant Sand.
The only album to be recorded by OP8 was Slush. Critics acclaimed its experimental flourishes and great songwriting, although it was never destined to be a commercial success.
JUDITH STENNEKEN IS AN ARTIST WORKING IN PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO AND INSTALLATION. SHE GREW UP IN A SMALL VILLAGE IN THE NORTH OF GERMANY AND LIVED IN HAMBURG, BERLIN AND LONDON BEFORE MOVING TO NEW YORK.
HER FIRST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK ‘LAST CALL | TEMPELHOF’ WON THE GRAND PRIZE OF BLURB’S PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK NOW CONTEST IN 2010. THE SAME BODY OF WORK RECEIVED THE YOUNG TALENT AWARD OF THE F/STOP PHOTO FESTIVAL IN LEIPZIG IN 2009, AS WELL AS HONORABLE MENTIONS FROM THE NEW YORK PHOTO FESTIVAL AND HEY, HOT SHOT! IN 2010.