Resin Records

Taking pre-existing records, cutting them up, mixing and reassembling the pieces, forming a silicone mold around the new frankenrecord, and then pouring resin into the mold along with embedded objects.
Playable Resin Casts of Spliced Records This workflow of casting these sound collage records allows for the embedding of various found objects including fabrics, pigments, paper, x rays, electronics, etc. I was also able to release an "Artists' Split", a literal split record wherein musician Aaron Dilloway and I each spliced together half of our solo records as a master and cast an edition of 33 records in resin, each with a zipper embedded in the middle. I also produced a "Three Speed Record", combining 33RPM 12", 78RPM 10", and a 45RPM 7" records to make a single record that plays at three speeds simultaneously.

Side story Poured resin casts of cut-up and recombined vinyl. Here's some of the clones of my first cut-up record, Sade x Morris Day. I've been experimenting with different dyes, fluorescent thread/pigment, zippers, and "wireless" LED's.

Victoria Shen : Maker and Performer
The maker Victoria Shen
Victoria Shen is an experimental music performer, sound artist, and instrument-maker based in San Francisco.

Shen's sound practice is concerned with the spatiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Shen’s music floods its location acting as a form of sculpture. Her music features analog modular synthesizers (Flower Electronics), amplified objects, and other self-built electronics. These instruments are designed to electronically reproduce chaotic systems, systems which are highly sensitive to small changes in their initial parameters. The resulting music eschews conventions in harmony and rhythm in favor of extreme textures and gestural tones.

Shen’s live video performances produces visual palimpsests and digital residues. Shen achieves this by using software she has authored in order to generate visuals combining real-time video with found footage thematically linked by sexuality, violence, and art history through a process of exaggeration/effacement.

Shen has performed solo across North America, Japan, Mexico, and Europe as Victoria Shen and Evicshen and as half of the duo TRIM in North America and the UK. Some notable venues in which she has performed include Boston City Hall, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, ISSUE Project Room NY, DOMMUNE Tokyo, and Petreon Sculpture Park Cyprus. Shen has also been an artist in residence at Elektronmusikstudion EMS Stockholm SE, WORM Rotterdam NL, Kurimanzutto New York US, and the Sound Laboratory of The Royal Danish Academy Copenhagen DK.

Shen currently teaches at Harvard University and the School of Visual Arts NY.

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