fobras file 2014

Ei Wada

Toki Ori Ori Nasu – Falling Records


In this work, open reel tape recorders are placed on top of high pedestals and, as they play back, the magnetic tape unspools down into plastic receptacle below. The tape that accumulates in the container piles up as time passes, weaving an unusual pattern in the space. When the tape stops accumulating it is wound back up at high speed to a symphonic soundtrack. The pattern that had existed until then is extinguished and a new pattern is then woven.

Born in 1987, Ei Wada is an artist and musician, and also head of the Open Reel Ensemble. His work ”Braun Tube Jazz Band” playing Braun Tube Televisions as an instrument received the Excellence Award at JMAF 2010.