...then look again.
an artist names iri5 has definitely done something useful with his tapes.
Iri5 is an artist who specializes in using non traditional media such as old books, audio cassettes, playing cards, magazines, credit cards, basically whatever he can find. He says:
It feels great to work with strange, older materials. Things that have a mind of their own. Most everything I use has been thrown away or donated at some point. Past its prime, like some of the finest things in the world.
What he’s created with some old cassette tapes and reel tapes is simply remarkable. Using these old tapes, iri5 has turned them into works of art in a series that he calls “Ghost in the Machine.” The series portrays celebrities and musicians such as Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, Robert DiNero, Jimi Hendrix, Ian Curtis, and Jim Morrison.
Be sure to follow the link to the article to see even more examples of the above as well as a link to even more of iri5's work. Aren't they something? I had a crate full of cassettes back in the 80s. Didn't we all? I find it fascinating that some people can take an ordinary cassette tape into a whole other realm of media.
I've long admired artistic and crafty people. There are a few things I can do well, and many things I do well enough, and only a very few that I am very good at. Thanks to those who nurture their talents & skills and who are able to hone them into something they choose to share with all of us.