Frosted horse breath in the misty Belgian countryside, the morbidly obese enjoying KFC while taking in a centaur hunt, a lovingly rendered portrait of Jimmy Carter. These are some of the images the listener is called to imagine in The Present Group’s nineteenth issue by Joe Hardesty. Audio/Visual
is an edition of 100 white vinyl records containing 44 spoken vignettes performed by the artist. What began as immaculately executed text drawings are transformed into an intimate auditory journey through the sublime, the grotesque, and the fantastical.