This new family of experimentation involves an alternative photo process called Phytogram - which uses washing soda, vitamin C and water (the Phytogram process also uses plant chemistry, however we replaced plants with magnetic tape, which did not have any chemical effect). Magnetic tape was sourced from cassettes in the Popular Music section at Salvation Army. We submerged the magnetic tape removed from 3 cassettes into this chemical solution. After one week, we unrolled an unexposed roll of black and white film and laid it out in the sun, covering it with the wet magnetic tape. The materials remained for 3 hours. Film was then developed. The tape was dried, untangled and wound back into individual cassettes. The results of this experiment are an interesting attempt to merge the materiality of these two media undergoing chemical process.

October 2018.
35mm silver gelatin film.

October 2018 - January 2019.
Tape Pythogram raw audio.


Listen to the Tape after undergoing Phythogram process:

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ONE
Smiley face
TWO
Smiley face
THREE
Smiley face
FOUR
Smiley face
FIVE
Smiley face
SIX
Smiley face
SEVEN
Smiley face
EIGHT
Smiley face