David Rinman's 'Cutting Records' installation
A playful expression
In a new sculpture that is made to look like a giant salami, even tied at the end and encased in a red-hued shell. instead of finding sliced meat on one end, an artist and musician has made it appear that used vinyl discs – four of which have been already 'sliced' off, are being stripped away from the main piece with a knife.
It's a playful twist on the expression 'Cutting Records', which derives from the process of engraving grooves on a vinyl surface.
"Music is often the theme of my work and I have a special relationship to old vinyl records." Said the David Rinman, "A lot of the music I create is sample based. I enjoy re-contextualising sounds taken from loads of records and shaping them into new compositions. I'm constantly surround by vinyl. this time I wanted to use them in a new way. instead of seeing records as tools for making music, I wanted to use them as the basis for visual work."