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
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
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.