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PDL SAM Unauthorized Audio Tour
PDL @ PAM On March 14, 2009, PDL drove to Portland and set up a makeshift recording studio in a room at the Jupiter Hotel. Over the course of three days, they toured the museum’s permanent collection and returned to their room to write and record late into the night.

At the end of this long drunken weekend, they had compiled 34 tracks weaving through a wide range of PAM’s permanent collection, from antiquities to contemporary works. From Renoir to Oldenburg, this unauthorized audio tour offered a diverse and strikingly unique commentary about the museum’s vast and impressive collection.

An edition of fifty tours were ripped and Jed drafted a map identifying the works that were explored by PDL. While the power of this tour is only fully realized in the museum itself, a selection of tracks from the tour are posted below for those unable to visit the museum. If you live in, or plan on visiting Portland, send us an e-mail and if there are any remaining copies of the tour, we will gladly mail you one. We encourage you to burn it onto your MP3 player and pass it along for others to enjoy.

This audio tour was created by Arne Pihl, Jed Dunkerley, Greg Lundgren, Mike Katell. PDL would like to thank Christine Taylor, Chris Lundgren, Karrie Pukstas, Diana Falchuk and Amy Jo LaRubbio.

Arlie Arlie
Lee Kelly

02:58

The English Silver Collection The English
Silver Collection

01:55

The Little Harpist The Little Harpist
Eastman Thomas

00:53

Kaufman Portraits Kaufman Portraits
Milton Avery

01:55

Evaporate 3   Evaporate 3
Jessica Loughlin

02:22

  Volumnia Before Corialanus   Volumnia Before Corialanus
Gebrand van den Eeckhout

02:16

Portrait of Gregory Gillespie   Portrait of Gregory Gillespie
William Beckman

00:08

  Mann und Maus   Vater und Sohn
Michael Schulze

00:51

Two Lying Figures on Base  

Two Lying Figures On Base
Lynn Chadwick

00:05

  Embriology   Embriology
Magdalena Abakanowicz

01:07

Light from the Other Side   Light from the Other Side
James Lavadour

02:52

  Charette de Beouf   Charette de Beouf
Vincent Van Gogh

01:25

Young Girls Reading   Young Girls Reading
Pierre-Auguste Renoir

01:36

  The Seine at Argenteuil Pierre-Auguste Renoir   The Seine at Argenteuil
Pierre-Auguste Renoir

02:16

Tuileries Gardens, Paris   Tuileries Gardens, Paris
Oskar Kokoschka

02:52

  Untitled by William Ivey   Untitled
William Ivey

04:49

Lucky You Too   Lucky You Too
John Chamberlain

01:40

  Night Truck   Night Truck
Mark di Suvero

00:54

Spaced Out Orbit   Spaced Out Orbit
Helen Frankenthaler

00:45

  End of Day Nightscape II   End of Day Nightscape II
Louise Nevelson

01:24

Tactual Stimulation, Petal Pink   Tactual Stimulation,
Petal Pink

Dafna Kaffeman

00:56

  Ice Bag Scale-B   Ice Bag Scale-B
Claes Oldenburg

01:00

Baby Pink Painting with 3 Girls   Baby Pink Painting
with 3 Girls

Su-En Wong

01:50

  Five Words in Neon Orange   Five Words in
Neon Orange

Joseph Kosuth

00:08

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