Erika Iris Simmons, aka Iri5 is a brilliant "eco-friendly " artist. She re-use materials from "garage sale or thrift store" (as she calls them) giving them a soul and making them unique in its kind. Coils, musical sheets and baseball balls are just some of the objects she use.
La sua serie di maggior impatto visivo è certamente "Ghost in the machine" dove dai nastri di vecchie audio cassette scaturiscono disegni di alcuni dei più musicisti che hanno fatto la storia del rock: Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, Jim Morrison... fino ad arrivare a personaggi decisamente più contemporanei come Amy Winehouse. Eleganti silhouette nere che si stagliano sul bianco candido del supporto in un connubio di arti visive e... sonore!
Her most interesting series in visual terms is certainly "Ghost in the machine " where the old audio cassette tapes becomes drawing resulting portraits of musicians have made the history of rock: Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Jim Morrison ... up to a decidedly more contemporary figures such as Amy Winehouse. Elegant black silhouettes stands out against the pure white of the support, in a marriage of visual arts and sound!
"The single cassette tape I thought of as representing the mind. The tape ribbon represents our thoughts, the data within. Taking that data – those bits of memory – and rearranging them to form what we see as a face is my way of finding a “ghost in the machine.” I also liked the fact that when you look at a portrait like Jimi Hendrix out of a cassette tape, you can almost hear the music in your head – so your own “data” is responding to what you see."