Roadside Cassette Tapes

A great fun older (2002) art archeological project, where myself and friends(collaborators)  picked up discarded audio cassette tapes from various parts of New Zealand.  I provided each collaborator with a zip-lock bag to contain any found tape(s), a marker pen and a disposable camera to record the information about the location of the find.

I disentangled each of the artifacts lovingly (with the occasional expletive) , impatiently curious.  I wound them into cassette bodies, listened to the audible moments before each tape stopped abruptly, and combined with the photo records, I was able to create a synthesis of the moment of termination.

Scroll down to hear the tracks and see the CD booklet pages.

CD disc stamp
CD 1 booklet front page

Click on booklet pages for images and locations.

CD inside pages
CD booklet rear page
CD plus example of rewound remnant
Examples of disposable cameras supplied to participators, plus a couple of examples of roadside salvage.