A bewitching exploration of a man who fell in love with a recording

Date
18 August 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

Love is a difficult notion, one that transcends time and space and all of those things. But imagine falling in love with a recording? It’s rather hard to imagine, so thankfully a graphic art, AV and performance-based project from producers John Foxx and Steve D’Agostino and visual artist John Karborn has done the hard work for us. Entitled Evidence of Time Travel , the record, live AV show and online visuals trace the poignant tale of a man who falls in love with the aforementioned abstract entity. John Karborn explains: “[He] cannot bear to be apart from her, so he records himself into the material as is if he had always been present.”

We learn more about this odd romance through a gorgeous series of gifs that recall early moving-image experiments from Psychic TV and the like, creating a work where the music and visuals form a searing, bewitching whole. All the sound and visual art was created using analog machines and “some very bizarre processes,” in John’s words.

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John Karborn: Evidence of Time Travel

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John Karborn: Evidence of Time Travel

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John Karborn: Evidence of Time Travel

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John Karborn: Evidence of Time Travel

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John Karborn: Evidence of Time Travel

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John Karborn: Evidence of Time Travel

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John Karborn: Evidence of Time Travel

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Emily Gosling

Emily joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in the summer of 2014 after four years at Design Week. She is particularly interested in graphic design, branding and music. After working It's Nice That as both Online Editor and Deputy Editor, Emily left the company in 2016.

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