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7″ Vinyl · Materials · Mat Collishaw

Total Recall

These tree stumps, cast in resin and created for a show held in Sigmund Freud’s study, contain record players designed to play seven and twelve inch vinyl records.

The records’ surfaces are printed with the ringed cross-section of a tree. It is said that each ring represents a year of a tree’s life and that their organic structure contains data that can be read to gain an understanding of a tree’s history.

Pressed onto the records is the sound of birdsong, ending with the sound of Lyre-birds imitating a chainsaw. The recording was reversed when pressed to allow the stumps to play from the inside to the outside edge of the disc.