GRIT. Truus de Groot in New York City Ltd Edition Book
GRIT. Truus de Groot in New York City is a photo book with previously unpublished photographs by musician, crackle box player, and experimental electronic pioneer Truus de Groot (a.o. Nasmak, Plus Instruments), made between 1981 and 1989 in her hometown New York City.
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* 44 glorious pages, incl. 32 never before published photographs and a full-quote interview with Truus de Groot about her life in NYC. Photo pages printed on Biotop; text Riso printed on RecyStar; poster & wrapper Riso printed on Muncken. Includes a reproduction of a NYC Plus Instruments poster. Includes a wrapper, Riso printed in Burgundy. Pattern from Truus' collection of vintage wrapping papers. Packed in a brown paper bag for added grit. Editorial design by Lula Valletta, printing & binding by Stencilwerck, The Hague. Regular Edition: $28. Special edition: $45 (sold out) (only 25 copies!) with signed & numbered photo print of Truus' favorite neon sign by night (you find a daytime shot in the book) + Riso printed wrapper in Faux CMYK:
November 2022 - Truus will have a Photo and Mixed Media solo exhibit at S/ash Gallery in Rotterdam (part of WORM) as well as a book release with SAGO Press. The book "GRIT. Truus de Groot in New York City" is SAGO's first Ltd edition publication and focuses on her photography as a fresh immigrant in New York City in the early 80's. Opening and Book launch on November 3rd. The opening will be followed by a Live Performance of Plus Instruments performing with the original early 80's backing tracks. Feat. Mathijs Burgler (Rats on Rafts) on drums & surprise guests. Truus will also have a residency at WORM Nov 9 through 16, host a radio show on Nov. 13th and a Film evening on November 16. She will screen her Super 8 film "Gallivanting" from the 80's with an original sound score created with music from that period dug out from her vast archives and re-edited, as well as a feature film, the action packed French Connection who's gritty NYC scenery stuck in her mind as a young teen. More info here
New vinyl releases
Reissue! Plus Instruments "Februari - April '81" re-issue on Vinyl - Ltd Edition of 400 on Domani Sounds. Official release on Bandcamp only, May 6th , 2022 - Pre-order now.