Graduated from Washington University in St Louis,Atlanta-based artist Erika Iris Simmons AKA Iri5, just created the “Ghost in The Machine” series. She recycled donated cassette tapes and film reels, turning them into portraits of famous musicians and movie stars.(Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Trent Reznor, Alfred Hitchcock, Bob Marley…)
“I love the nostalgia of the archaic and I hope that not everything which has outlived its use goes to waste”, says on her website. I love to think about the data contained on the media, and the idea that a copy of the the music (or movie) is also contained in your own head…”, she says.
Don’t push it Erika, it looks good, and that’s already a lot.
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