Atlanta based artist, Brian Dettmer, has brought new life –or death– to his outdated cassette tape collection by transforming them into skulls. No other material than the melted cassette tapes, all ranging in different genres of rock and heavy-metal, have been used to create every piece of this set. Even his most complicated piece, the complete human skeleton, was made solely from over 180 tapes.
Inspired by the corpse of a bird he noticed while on a walk, the thought-provoking art piece explores the death of analog media through its comparison to dead animals. Dettmer explains, “[that] here was this thing that used to live, it used to fly around and play a vital role, and now it is dead and all that remains is the solid material.”