I investigate obsolescence by incorporating the dead media of the cassette tape in my work. This passing media has value for me because of its significance to death. Where with technology, one version destroys the past, one is momentarily celebrated while the other heads to a landfill. In my cassette tape collages, audio installations and artists books I dwell on the destruction of memory through the medium of cassettes. Then I take this memory and reconfigure its entrails into something new. I’ll collage the tape itself and adhere the tape and peel the mylar backing off to expose only the magnetic dust into a geometric mass of information. My hope is that it by referencing geometric forms borrowed from audio editing, j-card designs, and audio waveforms I can enhance a sense of the uncanny in the presentation of media as a flat surface to gaze upon so we can reconsider the ways with which we archive, memorialize and mourn.
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