Zhang Xiao’s latest work Karaoke is comprised by seven old Karaoke VHS tapes from the 1990s. The artist extracted the most memorable scene
from each Karaoke tape and used the frame as the label for the tape. In addition, he extracted parts of each of the seven Karaoke soundtracks
which, when played simultaneously, weave a sonic landscape that
reverberates with the past. “In an era isolated from excessive information, a box of cassette tape once carried a lot for us. The seemingly outdated
frames and sound are mixed to revitalize the once best moments for us,” Zhang says.
About Zhang Xiao 张晓
Chinese, b. 1981, Yantai, Shandong Province, China, based in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China