Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Things You Don’t See From A Car: The Cassette Lord and his Cassette Cat
One of the endearing quirks of Brighton life is the way that utility boxes have been adopted by street artists. One such is the Cassette Lord, whose chosen medium for his retro, cassette-based stencils, is the broadband street cabinets used by Virgin Media. Irony or what? Essential infrastructure for high speed multimedia digital broadband emblazoned with a throwback to hissy analogue tape cassettes. Although you might spot the Cassette Lord’s work from a car, you wouldn’t notice that he has been joined by a feline companion, the Cassette Cat (check out the eyes). This one is outside the old Argus building in the North Laine (note, the North Laine: singular, not plural).