Visionaire issue #53, the “Sound” MINI Edition!

Munich/New York, October 17 2007
[BMW press release, loosely translated from German]

Coming in December 2007, to Visionaire and MINI fans alike, as well your usual smattering of art collectors, will all look forward to The Visionaire Issue 53 SOUND, a limited edition MINI-themed creation.

The 100 minute compliation, limited to 4000 numbered copies will be selling at $ 250 a peice.

The Visionaire SOUND Edition is made up of five 30 cm wide vinyl photodiscs containing unreleased audio experiments, songs, spoken word and other material, contained in a curved case, along with a customized MINI Clubman “Vinyl Killer”: a miniature battery-operated vehicle equipped with a needle and loudspeakers. With the help of the small plate along the track, the moving MINI Clubman model plays the records, acting as a portable record player with an integrated sound system. The edition also includes two CDs with all the titles and a booklet with credits and manuals.

With the SOUND Issue, we celebrate Visionaire and MINI together for the launch of the new MINI Clubman, with its exciting and unusual appearance, which fits perfectly with the new Visionaire edition blends.
Matching the MINI Clubman concept, the unique design with a high degree of individuality (typical of the MINI life) connects and supports this special edition SOUND.

Contributing artists of the issue:

Musicians: David Byrne, U2, Fergie, Michael Stipe, Courtney Love, Laurie Anderson, Cat Power, Adam Horovitz (Beastie Boys), Lee Ranaldo, Antony & the Johnsons, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Malcolm McLaren, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian, Andrew WK, Danger Mouse, featuring Jezebel Jade Jagger, Nigo featuring TERIYAKI BOYZ, Lou Doillon, Liza Minelli

Artist: Mario Testino, Yoko Ono, Cerith Wyn Evans, Christian Marclay, Doug Aitken, Robert Wilson, Gary Hill, Sylvie Fleury, Vito Acconci, Mariko Mori, Carl Michael Von Hausswolff, Milla Jovovich, Linda Evangelista

Bands: The Knife, Littl’ans, Unkle, Animal Collective, SunO))), Gang Gang Dance; DJ’s Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky), miss kittin, Trevor Jackson, Towa Tei, Nigo, Hiroshi Fujiwara

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Helmut Lang, Stefano Pilati; , And many others.

More information on Visionaire please contact Brian Philips at Blackpool frame at 001 or 212 2262 196

Photo material in data quality can be found in the BMW Group Press Club

You can pre-order Visionaire 53 from a number of sources, or wait until December and order it directly from their main website,