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musical formats from another era   CD, vinyl and cassette art by lyota yagi
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dec 03, 2012
musical formats from another era CD, vinyl and cassette art by lyota yagi


‘CD’ , 2011 by lyota yagi
canvas, peeled aluminum from CD-R
photo © kei miyajima
image © lyota yagi, courtesy of mujin-to production, tokyo

 

 

japanese artist lyota yagi will often introduce elements referencing music into his artwork – with a recently developed series focusing on
fading audio formats most of us can remember from our youth. yagi fabricates a tangible geometry from the devices through splicing,
dissecting and arranging CDs and vinyl records to create elaborate compositions, curling and twisting across the canvas. in another exploration,
he re-envisions the humble cassette tape, manipulating the supply reel into various shapes such as triangles and squares.
the collection proffers another purpose for the outdated objects – conjuring rather nostalgic memories of a dying era.

 

 

 
‘CD’ , 2012
canvas, peeled aluminum from CD-R
photo © nobutada omote
image © lyota yagi, courtesy of mujin-to production, tokyo

 

 


‘CD’ , 2011
canvas, peeled aluminum from CD-R
photo © kei miyajima
image © lyota yagi, courtesy of mujin-to production, tokyo

 

 


‘CD’ , 2012
canvas, peeled aluminum from CD-R
photo © nobutada omote
image © lyota yagi, courtesy of mujin-to production, tokyo

 

 


‘circuit nov. 2008′, 2008
record, record player
photo © kei miyajima
image © lyota yagi, courtesy of mujin-to production, tokyo

 

 


‘circuit nov. 2008′, 2008
record, record player
photo © kei miyajima
image © lyota yagi, courtesy of mujin-to production, tokyo

 

 


diagram of proposed artwork

 

 


‘triple measure, quadruple measure’ , 2011
cassette tape
photo © ryota atarashi
image © lyota yagi, courtesy of mujin-to production, tokyo

 

 

 


‘time is square’ , 2011
cassette tape
photo © ryota atarashi
image © lyota yagi, courtesy of mujin-to production, tokyo

 

 


‘time is square’, 2011
cassette tape
photo © ryota atarashi
image © lyota yagi, courtesy of mujin-to production, tokyo

 

 


‘triple measure quadruple measure’, 2011
cassette tape
photo © ryota atarashi
image © lyota yagi, courtesy of mujin-to production, tokyo

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