The Turner Prize-winning artist's 2016 / 1986 EP is out now.
Tillmans, born 1968, is best known as a fine art photographer. In 2000 he became the first photographer to win the Turner Prize, and his work hangs in the Metropolitan Museum Of Art, the Tate, MoMA and the Centre Pompidou, among others. His subject matter, themes and associations have long interwoven with club culture—he's had three sets of work installed in Panorama Bar and also provided the artwork for last year's Ostgut Ton Zehn compilation.
Tillmans began work on the new EP in 1986. In the accompanying text, he says: "After a 26-year pause I started making music again….[2016 / 1986] contains two songs I made this last year: 'Make It Up As You Go Along' and 'Triangle / Gong / What.' The AA side carries three songs I made and recorded with Bert Lessmann in 1986, 'Fascinating This Time,' 'Stranger' and my favourite from back then, 'Time Flows All Over.'" Tillmans notes that "Make It Up As You Go Along" contains recordings of a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL printing press he used while compiling 2011's Abstract Pictures book.
Tillmans recently made waves with his anti-Brexit, open-source poster campaign. Those designs utilized simple typographical design to illustrate the reasons the UK should remain in the EU.
Watch the video for "Make It Up As You Go Along."
01. Make It Up As You Go Along
02. Triangle / Gong / What
03. Fascinating This Time feat. Bert Lessmann
04. Stranger feat. Bert Lessmann
05. Time Flows All Over feat. Bert Lessmann
2016 / 1986 is out on Fragile now.