"Melt" is a series of three records which are able to play music, but are silenced over time as their unconventional materials begin to melt. This was done to recreate the experience of silence, which is often most frustrating when sound is expected but not present, like when one presses play on a muted video, or tries to listen to music only to discover their headphones are broken. The track on these records is comprised of sounds made by the materials - ice, wax, and coconut oil.
The artwork for these records appears to be a minimal (wash) of black, but once the sleeves are touched it becomes apparent that they are actually coated in a thermochromic ink, which changes in color with heat, such as body temperature. Because of this, the exterior sleeve reflects the nature of the inner materials to melt when exposed to heat. The records displayed in this exhibition are not necessarily the correct materials, as ice and coconut oil would naturally turn to liquid, but the true materials are displayed in the accompanying film.
Brutalist by Volume
This project was inspired by the brutalist architecture of the Hayward Gallery. I was interested in the stacked and cutout elements of the building, and chose to translate these into a book. The book is made of gray board, a material which matches the appearance and rigidity of the building. The book is bound with clear packing tape on the interior, a rudimentary material that leaves the exterior bare. This book is without content, to reflect the closure of the Hayward Gallery for renovations.