Dead Media: Brian Dettmer’s Cassette Tape Skulls
Using the remains of old cassette tapes, Brian Dettmer has crafted a series of skulls and skeletons, both animal and human.
We’ve highlighted Brian Dettmer’s work in the past, and now Kottke points us to another of the artist’s ingenious projects. Using the remains of old cassette tapes, Dettmer has crafted a series of skulls and skeletons, both animal and human.
dettmer began creating the pieces in 2005 as he was thinking about the demise of analog media in the increasingly digital world. one day as dettmer was walking down the street he spotted a dead bird and an idea hit him. ‘here was this thing that used to live, its used to fly around and play a vital role, and now it is dead and all that remains is the solid material.’ dettmer was quick to extrapolate this idea linking the bird’s life to that of the cassette.