Appropriate: Cassette Tape Skeleton

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While this sculpture, Brian Dettmer which is on display at the International Museum of Surgical Science might simply be an observation that the cassette tape is dead and gone, but it is cleverly put together with some very appropriate tape choices.

Gallery after the jump.

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  • http://gailandrocco.blogspot.com/ Rocco

    One of the things I enjoy about art is reusing found our everyday materials. This piece works on several levels, from the purely aesthetic, to good social commentary. Any critic who doesn’t see the genius in this is merely wishing they thought of it first.

  • Robitj

    I fail to see the ‘genius’ in this sculpture and I do not wish I thought of it first. It is clever but if there is supposed to be a ‘message’ by using only particular tapes, it will be a surprise then to the artist that this music is still with us. The tape itself was merely the State of the Art vehicle that delivered this music. If the main message is that the tape is ‘dead’ then this artist would be the last to know that. The tape died when the first CD was recorded just as the vinyl record died when the first cassette tape was played.
    Now if this skeleton actually played the music it represents, THAT might be really interesting. Perhaps a touch sensor on each tape connected to a digital player so that when you caressed the Motley Crue tape, you heard Crue deep inside the skeleton.

  • Me

    WILL PEOPLE PLEASE STOP SAYING “AFTER THE JUMP” IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY FREAKIN’ SENSE!!!!!!

  • Robitj

    “Me
    May 14, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    WILL PEOPLE PLEASE STOP SAYING “AFTER THE JUMP” IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY FREAKIN’ SENSE!!!!!!”

    Yikes. This is what happens when you don’t take your medication…

  • http://www.uberreview.com C. S. Magor

    Robitj – we are clearly dealing with an advanced case of n00bitis, so I will explain it her so that she can understand.

    “After the jump” means after the more link – you can’t see the more link because you linked to the full page.

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