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Ocean Front Property

by Mark Templeton

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $7 CAD  or more


  • Cassette + Digital Album

    The special edition of "Ocean Front Property" by Mark Templeton includes:

    -4-color offset print
    -A signed first edition of the book "Ocean Front Property"
    -A cassette, and digital download, of the "Ocean Front Property" soundtrack. Each cassette J-card is unique
    -Cassette housed in a custom Gaterfoam Board case
    -8-page supplement of the "Audio Experience"
    -Edition of 40

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ocean Front Property via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 40 

      $75 CAD or more 


Half Wave 05:04


“I was in search of water and the effect its absence had on me,” writes Canadian sound artist and photographer Mark Templeton about his second photobook, Ocean Front Property. From this sense of absence and geographic isolation grew a new body of work with two components: A book of color photographs, made entirely in the landlocked province of Alberta (“where the nearest ocean is a thousand kilometers away”), and an Audio Experience (a ‘soundtrack’ to the book, included as a digital download or available on a limited edition cassette). Rooted in the same sense of longing — for the imagined comfort of warm blue water and an escape from one’s familiar surroundings — these complementary sensory worlds form a kind of mirage: a prism of banal surfaces, spaces, and sonic textures through which the fragments of an intangible fantasy can be glimpsed, a circular psychic journey from the desolate to the sublime. The photobook also contains an 8-page supplement, compiling selections by eight artists whom Templeton invited to choose pairings of sound and image, suggesting possible feedback loops and alternative readings between the audio tracks and his photographs.

Designed by Nicolas Polli, with texts by Brad Feuerhelm and Ezekiel Honig.

Published in an edition of 300, of which 40 copies are a special edition (through Graphical) packaged with a 4-color offset print and a cassette of the Audio Experience. Standard edition is available separately through The Ice Plant.

Ocean Front Property is a photobook and soundtrack. The soundtrack was originally released on Senufo Editions as a CD in July 2020.

The work was generously funded by the Edmonton Arts Council.


released April 2, 2021

sound and concept
Mark Templeton

Mark Templeton
Nicolas Polli

Graphic Design
Nicolas Polli

Brad Feuerhelm
Ezekiel Honig

Nicola Ratti
Mark Templeton

Giuseppe Ielasi


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Graphical sound or drawn sound is a sound recording created from images drawn directly onto film or paper that were then played back using a sound system.

Graphical is a Canada based label releasing sound and visual elements in various formats.

Graphical was founded in 2015 by Mark Templeton.
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