Roadside Cassette Tapes

A great fun older (2002) art archeological project, where myself and friends picked up discarded audio cassette tapes from various parts of New Zealand.  Each of us had a zip-lock bag, a marker pen and a disposable camera to record the information about the location of the find.

I lovingly disentangled each of the artifacts, 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