Start here: Sounding the materiality of the compact audio cassette
Birtwistle, A. 2021. Start here: Sounding the materiality of the compact audio cassette. Resonance: The Journal of Sound and Culture. 2 (2), p. tbc.
The article aims to provide a new perspective on the compact audio cassette by way of a discussion of the Start Here tapes project: a series of seven artist audio cassette tapes released in 2016 and 2017. Applying a practice based methodology to a study of objects that are intimate and well-known, the project seeks to foreground the material agency of the cassette by making work which reflexively references material objecthood. The article examines what is at stake politically in this focus on materiality, and considers the way in which creative forms of reflexivity might have renewed ethical and political value within a ecopolitical or biopolitical context.
|Keywords||Audio casettes; Sound recordings|
|Journal||Resonance: The Journal of Sound and Culture|
|Journal citation||2 (2), p. tbc|
|Publisher||University of California Press|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||29 Dec 2020|
|Deposited||25 Feb 2021|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Output status||In press|
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