Arto Lindsay (b. 1953) has stood at the intersection of music and art for more than four decades. As a member of DNA, he contributed to the foundation of No Wave. As bandleader for the Ambitious Lovers he developed an intensely subversive pop music, a hybrid of American and Brazilian styles. Throughout his career, Lindsay has collaborated with both visual and musical artists, including Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Animal Collective, Matthew Barney, Caetano Veloso and Rirkrit Tiravanija. Having been involved with carnaval in Brazil for many years in 2004 he began making parades.

Arto Lindsay’s 7 Types of Ambiguity – A Parade is the materialisation in a record of a carnival procession, recorded in Bahia, and later arranged in a monumental 27 channel installation in a white cube. Soundtrack to an unseen documentary, musical fantasy, the parade is “a prime example of the proximity of sexuality and religion, of tradition and novelty and a place for true social innovation”.

“I wanted to investigate the shift in physical and psychic consciousness provoked and allowed by following or participating in a parade.” AL

Includes a 16 page booklet with an original text and drawings by Arto Lindsay, plus an essay by Thibault Walter, curator and senior lecturer in sound studies.

Recorded at the Terreiro do Bogum, Salvador, Bahia (BR) and originally installed at ECAL / University of Arts and Design, Lausanne (CH)