Words Ending on Tape

October 1, 2016

Printed Matter presents a selection of artists’ audio on tape at Despacio, an independent art space in San Jose (http://despacio.cr/art/libraries).

Despacio’s Library in Residence is an ever-evolving selection of artworks, artist books, and unique handmade publications that together not only reimagine ingrained library systems but also examine literature’s role in contemporary art. It is curated by Sandino Scheidegger (http://randominstitute.org/art/sandino-scheidegger) of Random Institute with the support of Anna Hugo (http://randominstitute.org/art/anna-hugo).

The selected audio tapes for Words Ending on Tape (http://despacio.cr/event/printed-matter) include conceptual performance works for voice, improvised ‘talk pieces’, artists working in the sound/song medium, and sound projects that derive from work on paper, or that are conceived in connection with a companion artists’ book. Several works of experimental audio reflect on the physical medium of the cassette itself, building on found sound or field recordings from the natural world that have been auto-tuned, tweaked and layered to create new meaning.

Despacio is an independent art space in San José, Costa Rica and considered one of the main driving forces in the continued development of Central America’s artistic voice. The space was founded by the artist Federico Herrero and it’s advisory board is headed by Jens Hoffmann.