New releases: handmade short-run cassette // Stone Tapes – miniature monoliths
Available now from my bandcamp page are two new physical releases: a short run handmade cassette and a cast miniature monolith.
Cat’s Eyes is an edition of five cassettes each individually recorded, with handmade covers. Cassettes used were from a boxed set set called “Cat’s Eyes”. The tapes and box were recycled for this release: The covers are made from parts of the original plastic box, with lino-cut printing, letraset text and cut-up blurb.
Made during the event Collecting // Objects // Sounding at Goldsmiths, University of London, July 2015.
Secondly, Stone Tapes: hand cast duplicates of a stone found by the Thames bank with similar dimensions to a tape. This is an edition of nine stone tapes cast in hard plaster with pigment. Each is unique with minor imperfections from the casting process, with an etched number, date and initial on the base.
The title refers to Nigel Kneale’s 1972 BBC drama The Stone Tape, in which tragic events of the past are preserved in ancient stones by electromagnetic forces.
Stone Tapes have been exhibited at:
Reactor Halls, Primary, Nottingham, June 2015
Collecting // Objects // Sounding, Goldsmiths, University of London, June 2015