Alexandra Phillips & Jan Henderikse – You & I

Artists : Alexandra Phillips & Jan Henderikse
Label : Slowscan, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Slowscan vol. 41
Year : 2018
black 10” vinyl in offset printed sleeve, black inner sleeve & insert
Limited edition of 250
€ 21.00
Postage & packing not included

Jan Henderikse (1937) is one of the founders of the Nederlandse Nul-beweging, the Dutch branch of the international Zero-group, active from 1960 to 1966. Henderikse has radically banned notions of authenticity, uniqueness and personal expression from his work since. Appropriation and recontextualisation of everyday materials, such as discarded objects and found photos and film footage, are a key strategy in Henderikse’s varied body of work. His work often has a deadpan sense of humour. Henderikse is the Buster Keaton of Zero.

You & I is a collaboration of Jan Henderikse and partner-in-crime Alexandra Phillips, a young American artist who currently lives in The Netherlands. Released by Slowscan as vol. 41, one side of this 10” black vinyl edition consists of a collage of the word you culled from all sorts of existing records, and a collage of the word I on the flip side. You & I is a beautiful piece of work with an iron inner logic and a warm sense of humour. The 10” comes with an insert by Pure Propaganda, a magazine run by Henderikse and Phillips. You & I. Always.

Alexandra Phillips & Jan Henderikse - You & I