Cassette release for musician Andrew Black within our Pintrea material, sculptural housing.
To explore the development of a new material as a vehicle to collaborate with the musician's music and life story.
Using naturally dropped pine needles and compression techniques to explore both an unused resource caused by an invasive species, and the artists homeland in the Pacific Northwest.
Each piece exists as an indoor sculpture. When the piece is no longer desired, the sculptural casing can be composted and the cassette tape can be recycled.
Through conversing with musician Andrew Black, it became clear that his upbringing amidst the towering pines of the Pacific Northwest held immense significance leading us to explore the potential of harnessing the natural waste generated by these majestic trees.The resulting work serves as a testament to his personal history and the influence of this environment on the music encapsulated within the cassette.
By repurposing this abundant and previously overlooked resource found in temperate coniferous forests, we aimed to create something meaningful while also addressing the limited lifespan of modern items in response to evolving technologies. This project marks the initial foray into unlocking the material's potential applications for objects with shorter lifespans.