If You Are a False Don't Entry (Ghost of Record Store)

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The death of the record store predicted in the 1980’s (Home Taping is Killing Music) came slowly at the turn of the 21st century and many stores closed during the downturn, despite the popular notion that Vinyl was making a comeback. It wasn’t the copying of the physical media that changed everything; it was the evaporating of it. Hard drives were filled and eventually superseded by an ephemeral, untouchable stream: the cloud.

This work is an homage to the record store and a tribute to the dead formats by replicating it with a carbon copy if itself: a bootleg record store. Ghost of Record Store was a replica record store containing no original media, only copies and invite the public to listen to it. Ghost of Record Store (the container for the work If You are a False Don't Entry) is equipped with turntables, cassette decks and CD players to play the bootlegged, colourless, valueless simulacra not just to reflect on a time gone, but also on how it went.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2016
EventGhost of Record Store - 149 Beaufort Street, Perth, Australia
Duration: 7 May 20164 Jun 2016


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