Roadside Cassette Tapes

Celebrating the audio cassette players in cars, that every so often would mangle your favourite cassette tapes, which then created sparkling streamers in the sun.

Back in 2002 me, friends/collaborators in various parts of New Zealand, enthusiastically all to gather up the fluttering remnants  of mangled tape. I provided everyone with a zip-lock bag to contain any found tape(s), a marker pen and a disposable camera to record the locatation.

And,

I disentangled each of the artifacts lovingly (with the occasional expletive) , intensely curious.  I wound them into cassette bodies, listened to the audible moments before each tape stopped abruptly, and combined with the photo records, created a forensic insight into the moment the music ran out.

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 collaborators, plus a couple of examples of roadside salvage.