Someone Else's Poetry
       
     
       
     
 The mixtape machine at home in my barn.
       
     
Mixtape Making Station
       
     
 Each column is loaded with a unique tape.
       
     
 One of the columns was dedicated to tapes given to me by other participants. Among those was this incredible rarity. The band GOH, which includes the photographers from Real Time Art Show, decided to release their new album as a single 1/1 edition via my machine. Some lucky person pulled a lever and received the  only physical copy  of this album in the world!  Photo credit: Real Time Art Show
       
     
 The members of Real Time Art Show and the band GOH prepare to release their album into the wild.  Photo credit: Real Time Art Show
       
     
 A participant selects a tape.
       
     
 Photo credit: Real Time Art Show
       
     
 Photo credit: Real Time Art Show
       
     
       
     
Someone Else's Poetry
       
     
Someone Else's Poetry

In this project, I converted a 1960s-era candy machine to a mixtape dispenser. I made approximately 150 mixtapes and loaded up the machine for FIGMENT Boston 2019. I also distributed mixtapes donated from several other participants.

“Mixtapes” graphic by Andy Goldman

Photo credit: Real Time Art Show

       
     

A video of the machine in action

 The mixtape machine at home in my barn.
       
     

The mixtape machine at home in my barn.

Mixtape Making Station
       
     
Mixtape Making Station

I bought and borrowed enough working cassette recorders to make 10 copies of each tape at a time. Finding that many functional devices was a real challenge.

 Each column is loaded with a unique tape.
       
     

Each column is loaded with a unique tape.

 One of the columns was dedicated to tapes given to me by other participants. Among those was this incredible rarity. The band GOH, which includes the photographers from Real Time Art Show, decided to release their new album as a single 1/1 edition via my machine. Some lucky person pulled a lever and received the  only physical copy  of this album in the world!  Photo credit: Real Time Art Show
       
     

One of the columns was dedicated to tapes given to me by other participants. Among those was this incredible rarity. The band GOH, which includes the photographers from Real Time Art Show, decided to release their new album as a single 1/1 edition via my machine. Some lucky person pulled a lever and received the only physical copy of this album in the world!

Photo credit: Real Time Art Show

 The members of Real Time Art Show and the band GOH prepare to release their album into the wild.  Photo credit: Real Time Art Show
       
     

The members of Real Time Art Show and the band GOH prepare to release their album into the wild.

Photo credit: Real Time Art Show

 A participant selects a tape.
       
     

A participant selects a tape.

 Photo credit: Real Time Art Show
       
     

Photo credit: Real Time Art Show

 Photo credit: Real Time Art Show
       
     

Photo credit: Real Time Art Show

       
     
High Fidelity Mixtape Rules

The name of the project comes from this scene in the movie “High Fidelity.”