Kaðlín Ólafsdóttir

Kaðlín Ólafsdóttir is an artist currently studying at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague. She mostly works with cassettes and cassette players, exploring the possibilities of low-quality sound and obsolete materials. Recently, she has made compositions, live performances and sound installations focusing on nostalgia and deterioration by bringing to light the imperfections of the cassette player and connecting it to the imperfections of memory.

Grand piano, two cassette players and one tape loop. Performed by Toby Kruit.
Two cassette players and a piano work together to create a duet between past and present. Exploring ways of interacting with a cassette player other than by just pressing play, in teipitog (a play on the Icelandic word reipitog, meaning ‘tug of war’) the performer interacts both sonically and tactually with the cassette players and the tape loop between them.

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