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Hardcore Architecture: Bill Daniel


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This publication is an interview with experimental film-maker, artist, and photographer Bill Daniel, conducted on April 1, 2015.

It is one of a series of printed publications emerging from Hardcore Architecture, a project by Marc Fischer and Public Collectors that explores the relationship between the architecture of living spaces and the history of underground American hardcore bands in the 1980s.

Daniel was a college student in Austin, Texas when punk was exploding and as it quickly morphed into the sharper and more aggressive hardcore form. In the early 1980s he frequently attended shows at the Austin clubs Raul’s and the Ritz, photographing many first wave hardcore bands.

Daniel's interview covers this period as well as his work on his documentary film Who is Bozo Texino? which he shot and edited over a period of sixteen years—riding trains, experiencing hobo culture, and searching for vernacular scribes who use chalk or oil sticks to make drawings called “train monickers.”

In addition to the interview, the booklet includes reproductions of printed flyers by Daniel from his events, and eight offset-printed reproductions (four pages) of his punk/hardcore photos from the early 1980s. Photos include: The Dicks, Black Flag, Butthole Surfers, Hüsker Dü, Buffalo Girls, Big Boys, The Stains, and The Offenders.

By Bill Daniel, Marc Fischer and Public Collectors

First edition, 2015
Printed in an edition of 500

16 pages, two-color Risograph and offset, 8.5 x 11 inches