SUBSTANCE is a sound work on a 12” LP vinyl record. It includes 11 tracks each with a recording of a dissolving painkiller tablet. The tracks display variation in audio as the tablets dissolve due to the medicines different chemical properties and physical design such as size and thickness. The painkillers have been ordered from E-bay and shipped from around the globe.




TREO -  acetylsalicylic acid and caffeine

IPREN -  2-(4-Isobutylphenyl)propanoic acid

BAYER ASPIRIN C -  acetylsalicylic acid and C-vitamin

DISPIRIN ASPIRIN - acetylsalicylic acid

ALVEDON - paracetamol

ANADIN EXTRA - acetylsalicylic acid, paracetamol and caffeine based

NUROFEN - 2-(4-Isobutylphenyl)propanoic acid

SOLPADEINE - paracetamol and caffeine

PANADOL - paracetamol

APOFRI - acetylsalicylic acid and caffeine

PINEX - paracetamol

RATIOPHARM - paracetamol