Chris Kubick

"It was such a pleasure to get to work on 'spiders', those memories keep me warm. Lynn, Richard, Elvina, everyone, I visit them in my dreams. And of course I'll never forget that wild and tender man that was Ahasiw, who brought us all together and kept us all laughing, screaming, steady, unsteady. I remember one night, late, I was sitting with Ahasiw, just the two of us, talking, for a while, and among other things he was talking about a fire. And how it grows slowly. And first a few people came and joined us, it was maybe an hour later and there were maybe 15 people in the room, and then another while went by and that room filled up and he made one of those big laughs like he did and he said 'See? Now there's a bonfire, just like that.' Those were good times."

Chris Kubick is an artist, composer, and sound designer who works under a variety of pseudonyms, including Language Removal Services and Many Many More Than One. Kubick frequently collaborates with Anne Walsh, and together they have created ARCHIVE, whose best-known project, Art After Death, consists of interviews with artists who have died conducted through spirit mediums.

Together their work has appeared in the 2002 Whitney Biennial; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Royal College of Art, London. Kubick has been heard on public radio in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain.