Analogue Amnesty is a collaborative sound and spinning project by Rachael Matthews, initiated in 2008. First performed at Tatty Devine on Brick Lane, through a month of long winter nights, the project offered a service where proud owners of defunct TDK or VHS tapes could come and choose a selection of wool fibres, the colours of which reminded them of the contents of the tape. The tape was then played for the last time, whilst being fed through a sound ‘pick up’ held by a hand feeding tape and carded fibres through the spinning wheel. The project asks us to talk about our favourite films and music in terms of colour and texture, producing yarn, spoken word performance, and soundscape.
The project went of to play with Chicks on Speed and the Raincoats in the Girl Monster Orchestra at the Donu Festival in Austria.
Yarn Menu 2008.