Ikea Playlist Kit


The IKEA Playlist Kit for Primates consists of IKEA style instructions of how to build a guard tower and a prison cell as well as an orange playlist of the songs played to prisoners at several extraterritorial prison camps including that at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Each kit also contains three vinyl LP records. All Six items are contained in a handsome foil stamped archival box. The boxed edition measures 12 x 12 x 1.5″ (31 x 31 x 4cm). When unfolded the three prints in the edition measure 48 x 24″ (122 x 61cm; 36 x 24″ (92 x 61cm); and 24 x 24″ (61 x 61cm) respectively. The project is also known as Guard Tower Plans, Prison Cell Plans, and the Songs of Guantanamo Bay.

This is the final part of a series of several works about animals at war. This series includes the following books:

  • Bird radio – published by Verlag der Buchandlung Walther Konig, Koln, 2007
  • The Flora and Fauna Information Service – published by the ICA, London, 2008
  • Two Boiler Suits and a Playlist – published by YYZ, Toronto 2010

These three books and an audio recording was published as a boxed set by Verlag der Buchandlung Walther Konig, Koln in 2011.

The artist thanks Zeesy Powers for research and production design, Jordern Sonenberg for the project development and Sandy Plotnikoff for foil stamping.

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