MIX TAPE

By far my most personal project, it became a self curated exhibition in March 2018

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From Wikipedia:
Generally, a mixtape (...) is a home-made compilation of music (...) recorded in a specific order (...) Compilations may include a selection of favorite songs, or music linked by theme or mood, perhaps tailored to the tape's intended recipient

"To me, making a tape is like writing a letter—there's a lot of erasing and rethinking and starting again. A good compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do."
(Nick Hornby/High Fidelity)

Instant stories. Wim Wenders ' Polaroids.
"The entire Polaroid process (and procedure) has nothing to do with our contemporary experience, when we look at virtual and vanishing apparitions on a screen that we can delete or swipe to the next one. Then, you produced and owned ‘an original’! This was a true THING, a singular object of its own, not a copy, not a print, not multipliable, not repeatable. You couldn’t help feeling that you had stolen this image-object from the world. You had transferred a piece of the past into the present."

Also WW about Polaroids:"The entire Polaroid process (and procedure) has nothing to do with our contemporary experience, when we look at virtual and vanishing apparitions on a screen that we can delete or swipe to the next one. Then, you produced and owned ‘an original’! This was a true THING, a singular object of its own, not a copy, not a print, not multipliable, not repeatable. You couldn’t help feeling that you had stolen this image-object from the world. You had transferred a piece of the past into the present."

After this exhibition my obsession with the concept of Polaroids as time capsules of memories and moments started

Polaroid frame + Illustration + Lyrics 

became the way to express myself

Then I introduced a random still life because you can never know when a memory comes back to you

I naturally decided to call this series Mix Tape

the exhibition

INTRO

Merging the boundaries between music and art Lobster and Pearls reimagines this century's hit songs through illustration.

Fascinated by Wim Wenders's collection of polaroids L&P was inspired to explore how the two most nostalgic artefacts of the 90s era - mix tape and polaroid - can sit together.

Through her work, the artist explores what makes them the perfect mementos. 

A cassette filled with carefully selected songs that one created for themselves, a BFF or a high school crush, if played today without doubt would bring the memories of the day it was first listened to.

And a polaroid in the age where thanks to social media and a generation of over sharers photography has become over saturated to have and to hold a polaroid picture that cannot be 're-posted' is something quite unique.

It is all about capturing a moment in time.

The exhibition became a mixtape itself.

Every artwork was a song and the entire exhibition was then a cassette I had created and a playlist I dedicated to someone or probably just myself.

The playlist was made public on my Spotify account and it still can be found here

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