17th Art Division Jury Selections
Toki Ori Ori Nasu – Falling Records –
WADA Ei [Japan]
In this work, open reel tape recorders are placed on top of high pedestals and, as they play back, the magnetic tape unspools down into a plastic receptacle below. The tape that accumulates in the container piles up as time passes, weaving an unusual pattern in the space. When the tape stops accumulating it is wound back up at high speed to a symphonic soundtrack. The pattern that had existed until then is extinguished and a new pattern is then woven.