Jean Shin - Sound Wave


Melted 78 rpm records on

wooden armature

5.2 ft h x 12 ft w x 12 ft d

Installation at Museum of Arts & Design, New York, 2008

5.2 ft h x 7.7 ft w x 8.8 ft d

Installation at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, 2007

Records were melted and sculpted to form a cascading wave, dotted with bursts of colorful labels. The resulting structure speaks to the inevitable waves of technology that render each successive generation of recordable media obsolete. The piece also aims to physically manifest the ephemerality of music as well as one man’s musical tastes, as represented by his personal record collection.

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