Skip navigation

Siren
January 22 – March 18, 2016

5 Car Garage
Santa Monica, CA
info@emmagrayhq.com

“Two One of a Kind” is based on a cassette tape recording of the author Umberto Eco lecturing at Stanford University in 1987 on “Fakes and Originals”. For this project the cassette tape was digitized and is emitted in full length as an mp3. On side A of the tape recording, a sample of ‘garage-rock’ drumming was added and looped for the duration; on side B a ‘garage-rock’ guitar sample was added and looped. As an mp3, the recording is heard continuously as there are no sides. The shift from drums to guitar signify the change in sides of the cassette, but the lecture continues uninterrupted, creating the idea of music or a song. The accompanying poster is inspired by an ad for Jim Beam bourbon from the mid 1970’s featuring the actor Sean Connery endorsing the product and reads, “You can’t improve on the original”.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: