Craft & Design
“Sound Wave” – A wave made from a pile of melted vinyl records

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“Sound Wave” (2007) by Jean Shin @ ‘Second Lives’ at the Museum of Arts and Design – NYTimes via NOTCOT.

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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