Wednesday, 18 August 2010

The dominating physical form of a cassette tape, once you take it apart and examine its capstan holes, guide and pinch rollers, screws, supply hubs and take-up reels, is a circle. Reviving the arcane art of tape loops, the group began to apply the circular form to the spools of magnetic tape too, breaking its A to B linearity. Hundreds of cassette shells were prised apart and unscrewed, spools removed and then cut into short sections, following precise measurements from some forgotten handbook, before being individually spliced into loops, turned into helices and replaced into the cassette's body.

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