Published Apr 29, 2010Now that certain physical music mediums are on the way out, many music collectors are now looking to unburden themselves of old collections tapes and CDs that are taking up space in their attics and basements. Well, artist Iri5 has found a good home for some old cassettes, as she has used the magnetic tape to create portraits of music stars like Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, John Lennon and the Clash.
The collection is called Ghost in the Machine, and includes 42 different pieces by Iri5. They can be seen over at her Flikr.
The majority of the collection is made up of musicians, but there are also a few other famous faces including Albert Einstein and Audrey Hepburn. According to Iri5 (real name Erika Iris Simmons), "The idea comes from a philosopher's [Ryle] description of how your spirit lives in your body. I imagine we are all, like cassettes, thoughts wrapped up in awkward packaging."
If you'd like to donate your old cassette's to be turned into artwork, you can do so over at Iri5's website. Let's hope she finds a creative way to use our CDs soon.