HORACE PANTER bassist The Specials and professional artist
Launch of CASSETTE PENDANT in collaboration with Lady Muck, contemporary jeweller
Exhibition: ‘THE ART OF THE MIXTAPE’
At: THE PROUD ARCHIVIST 2-10 Hertford Road, London, N1 5ET
From: 19th May – 30th June 2015
When it comes to musical nostalgia Horace Panter has got it taped – and painted – and turned into jewellery!
Horace’s new exhibition ‘The Art of the Mixtape’ will not only showcase his complete collection of supersized paintings and limited edition prints of demo-cassettes and mixtapes, but will also be the launch of a small collection of mini demo-cassette pendants. These are a collaboration between Horace and Lady Muck of Whitstable, a contemporary jeweller already established in her own right.
Available as The Specials’ ‘Enjoy Yourself’, Chic’s ‘Good Times’ or Blur’s ‘She’s so High’, these pendants are little pieces of POP ART.
Budding bands recorded their demo tracks on C90 cassettes to mail to record companies. In Horace’s words: “demo-cassettes often contained the bare bones of songs that went on to become classic pop hits but they were essentially disposable things. I often used to tape over them, making my own mixtapes.”
Horace calls them ‘repositories of memory’ because they evoke a specific period of music history between the reel-to-reel tape and the compact disc and because music itself, even just a song title, provokes a stirring of memory/nostalgia. The cassette was a revelation and a revolution. For the first time music became portable. It was small and it was immense.
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