Monica Vlad: Lost, but not lost forever

  • ©, Monica Vlad, Lost, but not lost forever

Artist Statement:


    Lost, but not lost forever is a sound performance that uses old media devices to create new soundscapes. The set-up is made from few cassette players that are continuously playing changeable cassette tape loops; radios are also added to play random AM/FM frequencies and create a depth to the sound. A sewing machine is the central piece with piezo microphones positioned on its surface to detect the vibrations and transform them in audible waves, also an adjacent rhythm is created using the metal needle perforating the surface. A light sensor from a S I G N U M device is used to create the principal beat and the bass. A small PCB (printed circuit board) is the last one to be added and used to close the performance. The title Lost, but not lost forever is a tribute to old media that doesn’t exist anymore (or dead media) but we still remember their existence. Also puts the question “What’s the life expectancy of a media?”. Of course, depends from type to type, but at the end, somehow, they all die. Or “Is there a medium that never died?”. “What’s the new medium that is going to conquer the world?”.


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