RECORD

digital video, phonograph, 5’47” | link to video 


Formally, “Record” is a sound collage built from manual manipulations of a record player. The resultant sound drives decisions in a text-generating software, culling from words of testimony and frustration, of all that remains or is kept “off record.” If a record spins in its engineered orbit, what meanings are generated in its disruption? A familiar, authoritative (and banal) masculine voice is the frame but it stammers, is cut off, and split open. There is much to be read in the noise.