Artist & Author

“140 Ways to Make a Tape Unlistenable” book


This pocket sized book, published by Informal Noticings Press, documents the 2010 project. A former tenant of my wife’s was a noise musician who left crates of cassettes behind when he had moved out years earlier. Instead of simply tossing or donating them, I came up with as many interesting ways to not necessarily destroy them, but make them unlistenable. The idea came from the content of the tapes, many of which were esoteric and would already be deemed “unlistenable” by many. I executed and documented about half of the list’s items.

7 x 4.25 in. pocket book, softcover, saddle stitch, color cover, 40 b&w pp.