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REMAP: Roland Electro-Mechanical Audio Plotter

Art project by Signal To Noise repurposes old audio tech, an array of old flatterned cassette tape replayed using a plotter drawing machine – video embedded below:

//player.vimeo.com/video/116653893

This prototype electro-mechanical sound device is based on the Roland DXY pen plotter, a discontinued printing technology of the 1980s, combined it with audio cassette tape technology in order to playback prerecorded ‘found’ sound recordings from a magnetically encoded audio tape surface. The resulting installation is a multi-temporal assemblage of these marginalised technologies, a hybrid sonic drawing device able to recall and explore archival media. Within these recordings, existing narratives are disrupted and fragmented, straying from chronological order into non-linearity. This draws on analogies to both the device’s merged hardware assembly and to the ‘media archaeological’ interweaving of media timescales and histories.

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