Mix Tape by Lucas Abela is an exhibition of individual sound works and an interactive sound installation. It provides visitors with tactile playback of a sculptural mass of audiotape. Sound artists from around the world were invited to submit an audiocassette and a balloon.

These balloons, with their tape tied to each like a ribbon are filled with helium and released into the ceiling, leaving the tape to unspool as their cassette anchors them to the gallery floor. This forest of exposed audio-tape provides the raw material for an interactive mash up of all the works. You can play these tapes by manually running their magnetic strips across exposed playback heads mounted to play-stations situated throughout the space.

At TodaysArt 2011, Mix Tape will be presented in Keg de Souza’s Gigloo.

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