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Flying Records / Ei Wada (JP)

Photo showing an impression of Flying Records by Ei Wada (JP) at Mariendom


The work is an ensemble of six analog recorders with reel-to-reel magnetic tapes. A helium balloon is attached at the beginning or end of the tape—depending on the direction of play. Once the tape is finished playing, the balloon rises on its own; rewinding the tape hauls the balloon back down, and the minimalist ascent-descent game can start again. The simultaneous action of the six tape recorders thus gives rise to meditative-hypnotic interplay of sounds and visual elements.


Credit: tom mesic

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Taken on September 5, 2014