Tape Loops

Unofficially coined the ‘Tape Loop Paintings’, these canvases are driven by the work of avant-garde composer William Basinski, who in the 1980s set out to convert old easy listening tapes to digital, but instead watched his cassettes break apart as they moved through the recording spool. He kept documenting despite the interference and created an unprecedented series called The Disintegration Loops, where the music begins to dissolve before droning, interference and silence bring it to its end. REVOK creates a similar effect through paint - imperfect concentric lines interrupted by diagonal composition - which he builds 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. The result is a series of works that vibrate with intensity.