mixed media, 2019


Listening to an old song recalls a particular memory and evokes a hazy longing and nostalgia.

I made a machine that resembles the mechanism of the cassette tape player and replaced the tape with rolls of paper. While the motor’s power is on, Attempt to write letters-memories-on the reel of the tape would turn out illegible since the paper keep moves in one direction.

The fabricated empty cassette tapes packed and filled with illegible, stretched words relate to the title of the work, Muted, implies vaguely recalled memories and also paradoxically shows how memories are beautified and stored differently, and sometimes repeated in sections over and over.