H.o.Me. - Heim für obsolete Medien / H.o.Me. - Home for obsolete media
Hands-on tips on how to handle ‘veteran’ media such as records, audio cassettes or Super8 film
A journey of discovery to the scrap heap and he treasure trove of the analogue era
Exhibition at the Kunsthaus Langenthal: 4th March to 20th June 2021
Audio tapes, records, audio cassettes and Super8 film – once they were all media standards. In the digital age however they have been superseded and are being discarded or else stored at the very back of the cellar. Artists and collectors however remain faithful to obsolete media and create something new out of old machines. Like the Swiss artist, musician and engineer Flo Kaufmann, who in the role of “Lord of the Groove” combines knowledge of vinyl mastering and experimental music.
Starting with select objects, different obsolete media are introduced in a technological and culture historical context. Works by Kaufmann and other artists and musicians, like Christian Marclay, !Mediengruppe Bitnik and many more, demonstrate the potential inherent in working with analogue finds and give concrete tips to inspire us to do-it-ourselves.