NEGATIVLAND: Deathsentences of the Polished & Structurally Weak


Seeland 023
CD with deluxe 6” x 12” 64-page full-color book and die-cut outer sleeve

This beautifully packaged conceptual project is a very different move in a very different "found art" direction than the anti-copyright creations that Negativland is more known for, charting new territory for the group in many ways.

DEATHSENTENCES OF THE POLISHED AND STRUCTURALLY WEAK is a 6"x12", 64-page full-color owner’s manual... which comes with a 45-minute CD soundtrack. Conceived over many months of "scrapping" at auto wrecking yards and poring over the artifacts found in cars, the visual side of this project is a poignant, voyeuristic, disturbing and occasionally funny glimpse into the lives of those behind the wheel.

The CD is a meticulously layered, ever-shifting electro-acoustic soundscape, created to accompany the pages of the book. No bass lines, no melody, no dialogue, no singing, no beat – perhaps it is the sound of Negativland’s studio being destroyed in a car crash across 8 analog tracks.

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  • Model: Seeland 023
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8lbs
  • Manufactured by: Seeland

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 24 September, 2002.

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