All hands on (tape) deck

We can all look back on the simpler times of cassettes. A jumbled, sentimental mess of tape, weaving together the sounds of our youth in little plastic packages.

Joe Howe
Joe Howe

But while today’s mixtapes are more Spotify playlists than reams of magnetic tape, there’s still a place in our hearts for those more primitive times, which are to celebrated in a new show at Glasgow’s Good Press gallery.

Eye Bodega
Eye Bodega

The installation opening next month, entitled The History Of, will explore ‘recorded histories through sound’, according to the gallery, showing a number of strange, pretty and sometimes rather dark cassette tape cover designs.

Bruised Tongue
Bruised Tongue

‘Histories are interpreted in many forms, including personal, emotional, political and social to varying lengths’, says the gallery.

Chris Day
Chris Day

As such, the installation will take in a continually-changing series of cassette tapes of recorded music, sound and speech compiled and created by a selection of artists, musicians, record labels and other practitioners.

Fritz Welch
Fritz Welch

Featured artists include Comfortable on a Tightrope, Way Through, Heather Faye Kahn, Chris Day, Fritz Welch, Eye Bodega, Bruised Tongue, Nick Cash, Joe Howe and Jess Poplawski.

Heather Faye Kahn
Heather Faye Kahn

Throughout the exhibition, visitors are invited ‘to listen and read, as well as undertake the task of duplicating a tape of their choice’, offers Good Press gallery.

Michael Kasparis
Michael Kasparis

The History Of runs from 4 September  – 6 October at Good Press, based in Mono, 12 King’s Court, Glasgow, G1. For more information visit www.goodpressgallery.co.uk

Way Through
Way Through

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