Tape Loops

Jason REVOK’s “Tape Loops” are driven by the work of avant-garde composer William Basinski, who in the 1980s set out to digitize easy listening tapes, but instead watched his cassettes break apart as they moved through the recording spool. He continued documenting despite the interference, and created an unprecedented series called “The Disintegration Loops.” REVOK creates a similar effect through paint—imperfect concentric lines interrupted by diagonal composition—built up through the methodological use of a paint roller coiled in tape. As the roller spins on the surface of the canvas, the tape shifts, tears and falls off, building a series of works that vibrate with intensity.