Saturday, October 03, 2009

Tape Head

Were you a child of the 80s? Don't know what to do with your warped and otherwise unloved cassettes? Artist, Brian Dettmer, does not share your problem. He melts and twists the old analog into gothic showpieces like this...

I love how his mind works & the story behind this thoughtful, cool-looking collection:

"dettmer began creating the pieces in 2005 as he was thinking about the demise of analog media in
the increasingly digital world. one day as dettmer was walking down the street he spotted a dead
bird and an idea hit him. ‘here was this thing that used to live, its used to fly around and play
a vital role, and now it is dead and all that remains is the solid material.’ dettmer was quick to
extrapolate this idea linking the bird’s life to that of the cassette. he transformed the skeleton of old
cassettes into literal animal skeletons. this lead to a series of 12 human skulls made from tapes,
each with a different theme like heavy metal or hard rock." READ MORE...

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