January 28, 2013

Cassette Tape Art by Benoit Jammes








Cassette Tape Art by Benoit Jammes

Just amazing how an old cassette tape can be turned into a piece of art.
This work on cassette tapes is entirely hand made, with a bit of work and a lot of nostalgia. It so happened that I found a bunch of old cassettes at home; seeing them brought me back in thought to an earlier time, the 80s, and to me as a kid. In any case, I could not play them any more so resurrecting them sounded like a good idea. It was sound, it became visual! I am pretty sure they are more happy than in a shoebox. I think people from my generation relate to this work. Many enjoy the funny side of it, the references. They are happy to see that these old cassette tapes managed to start a new life! Some are movie references, others simply fun. My aim was to spark an immediate reaction.