The Steve’s Vinyl book (2013) documents this event.
Steve’s Vinyl was an art installation and performance giveaway of the nearly two-hundred albums left to me by my late brother, Steve Busby (1953-1993). It took place at the Khyber Centre for the Arts. Steve was a gay man who died of AIDS-related illness. I planned Steve’s Vinyl for Dec 3, 2011 to coincide with World AIDS Day.
I had kept these record albums in cardboard boxes, neither playing nor looking at them. After 18 years, I orchestrated this celebration to activate the albums, dispersing them and turning the weight of this collection into lightness. It was a tribute to Steve and his varied tastes in music, men, and identities.