Sculpting a Mixtape: Nastja Säde Rönkkö

by on July 30, 2014
 

As radio began its slow decay, and the once-taken-for-granted “physicality” of music ownership grew swiftly obsolete, the art of the mixtape became a by-rote process of browse, click, and star (i.e. Spotify playlists).  However, artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö inadvertently gifted the practice of mixtape curation with new life following her performance at PALS Performance Art Links Festival in Sweden earlier this year.

Photo by Priya Mistry

Photo by Priya Mistry

During her performance, Nastja played three different songs from three different cassettes.  As the songs played, Nastja crafted three different clay sculptures and attached each cassette to its corresponding creation.

Photo by Jozsef Juhasz

Photo by Jozsef Juhasz

Nastja Säde Rönkkö is an artist based in Helsinki and London. Her recent collaborations with Luke Turner and Shia LaBeouf received widespread media attention, inspiring a new legion of appreciators to rediscover her impressive catalog of forward-thinking creations.

Featured Photo by Jozsef Juhasv