On the Edge of a Dream
Andrew Kidman has a long history of moving against the prevailing currents, of stubbornly following his own curiosity and working at his own pace. His relationship to the online world is a good example of this. The internet's firehose of free content is a challenge to anyone who wants to take the time to research and create, but Kidman has never relented to those forces and his back catalogue of books, film, and music is testament to his unhurried application to craft. Each 'release' defying the social media news cycle and becoming timeless in their own way.
Five years ago he embarked on his most recent project, teaming up with Ellis Ericson to document George Greenough's semi-mysterious Edge Board design. 'On the Edge of a Dream' is the result of that half-decade of application and it's an immersive account of the Edge Board, from the late-60s roots to shaping their own modern personalised equipment and riding it at the same waves as Greenough's test runs.
Kidman and Ericson have made both a film and book, including input from Greenough and art from Barry McGee, and it'd be worth stepping out of the firehose and taking a nice slow offline drink from their barrel.
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