The Work / Mel Gooding -- Artists Talking: Artists who engage with the structure and primary function of the interview -- Artists Working: Artists who use the medium of speech as a primary strategy in the delivery or performance of their work -- Being There: The international exhibition as a source and catalyst for discussion, analysis and opinion -- Taking Issue: Recordings that arise out of particular issues and debates -- Collaborations: Collaborations, presentations and events -- Public and Private / Michael Archer -- Sound in Recent Art / William Furlong -- Work in Progress / Mel Gooding -- Chronology -- Catalogue.
Audio Arts, the invention of two artists, William Furlong and Barry Barker, began in 1973 as the first art magazine to be published on audio cassette and is now a source of reference about contemporary art of the last 20 years. This volume features interviews, discussions, art-work documentation, reportage, archive recordings and artist collaborations with Audio Arts. Its featured artists include: Noam Chomsky; Wyndham Lewis; James Joyce; W.B. Yeats; Marcel Duchamp; Howard Hodgkin; Buckminister Fuller; Tadeusz Kantor; Mario Merz; John Cage; Philip Glass; Andy Warhol; Dan Graham; Joseph Beuys; Joseph Kosuth; Angela Bulloch; and Rachel Whiteread.