On the screen, a man with a sharp knife taped to his face chops an apple on a moving turntable. It’s an odd and twisted moment. So is another, of the same guy, burying a record player in a shallow grave. The dirt suffocates a syrupy, candy pop song.
“I only use records I hate,’’ said the Japanese artist Taiyo Kimura, explaining the contents on the screen as he stood in [Boston’s] Institute of Contemporary Art earlier this week.
“Haunted by You,’’ his short film, is just one of more than 100 pieces in “The Record: Contemporary ART and VINYL,’’ which opens today at the ICA….. click here for more….