Jo-Anne Balcaen

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    Hall & Oates RE-DUO, CD version, photo 5" x 5"

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    WHAM! RE-DUO

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    Simon & Garfunkel RE-DUO

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    Ian & Sylvia Tyson RE-DUO

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    Heart RE-DUO

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    Willie Nelson & Roger Miller RE-DUO

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    Everly Brothers RE-DUO

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    Tears for Fears RE-DUO

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    Eurythmics RE-DUO

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    Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton RE-DUO

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    Captain & Tennille RE_DUO

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    Menuhin & Grappelli RE-DUO

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    Dan Fogelberg & Tim Weisberg RE-DUO

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    Installation view, Death of Vinyl/La Fin du Vinyle, Montreal, QC

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    Installation view, Dr .Disc, Hamilton, ON

RE-DUO

2012 Colour ink jet on paper, vinyl record sleeve with vinyl record, each approx. 12" x 12" Photo: Matthew Forbes, Donna Akrey, Jo-Anne Balcaen

In the spirit of collaboration and a “no-pressure” work ethic, Donna Akrey and I produced a series of 13 portraits that re-stage vinyl record covers of famous rock, pop, folk and country music duos from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

Three basic rules were set. First, we could only work with albums we either owned, or could purchase at Death of Vinyl / La Fin du Vinyle, our neighbourhood vinyl record shop for which the project was originally conceived and exhibited in April-May 2012. Second, we could only use clothing we either already owned, or which could be found at our local thrift store in a single shopping trip. Finally, any props such as facial hair, backgrounds, etc., could only be fashioned from materials readily found in my studio. Working within this self-imposed limit of equipment and skills, we cast ourselves as Hall and Oates, WHAM!, Simon and Garfunkel, and more, all in an effort to capture the emotional – if not physical – essence of their image.


Exhibition history: La Fin du Vinyle / Death of Vinyl, Montréal (2012), Dr. Disc, Hamilton (2014)


Dans un esprit de collaboration et par pur plaisir, Donna Akrey et moi avons produit une série de 10 portraits à partir des pochettes de disques vinyles de duos de musique populaire des années ’60, ’70 et ’80.

Avec une banque d’accessoires et d’équipement technique limitée, nous nous réincarnons en Hall and Oates, WHAM!, The Eurythmics, Simon & Garfunkel, et autres, en vue de capter l’essence émotionnelle – si non physique – de leur image.