This is a call to those who share an affinity with Sol LeWitt’s legacy as a conceptual artist, to those who knew him and those who did not — to anyone who has ever wondered, “What would Sol LeWitt like?”
Harvey Loves Harvey arrived at a Lewitt-like system to create a post-rock song in the style of Unwound, June of ’44, or Slint using 4 distorted guitar chords, which would then be played in every possible combination from beginning to end, uninterrupted. The song can be recreated with any 4 chords, as long as every sequence of the 4 chords is duplicated.
For the opening reception of our exhibition What Are We Doing? HLH worked with the band Soccer Mom to create a variation on this piece called Rules For The Performance Of Guitar Chords: Would Harvey Loves Harvey Approve?