Becoming a human tape recorder

What does the DLWP sound like?

Andy Warhol used to take his tape-recorder everywhere with him and called it his ‘wife’. Just imagine him in bars and restaurants or at The Factory – making recordings of the conversations and events that happened around him.

At the De La Warr today we invited visitors to become a human tape-recorder, making a unique portrait of the life and voice of the Pavilion. We’ll be doing this every month of the Warhol Is Here exhibition – to create a new text art-work – with many authors/artists – in the true Factory spirit.

Here are some of our transcripts in words and pictures…

2:58

1) My Dad talking

2) plates being moved

3) People talking

4) Footsteps

5) A person saying ” We usually have a seat”

6) Rewinding of a tape

7) A tape playing

8) Coffee maker noise

9) Warhol talking in a tape recorder

10) Mobile phone ringing

11) My brother talking 
Dyllan Watkins

Aged 10

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3.22
I can hear cups rattling
can hear people
can hear banging
can hear drawers going in and out
can hear chairs moving
can hear knives and forks
can hear people getting angry
can hear music
can hear people coughing
Katie Grimwood
Aged 7

3.35

People

Clicking

people talking

cups dinging

people walking

wheels turning

buggy
Barney Oliver Mackew and Stagecoach Bear
Aged 5 

4:15 In the restaurant I can hear people chatting and cups and saucers clashing also in the restaurant I can hear chairs being moved! On the balcony I can hear the sea smashing on the rocks and pebbles. I can also hear the seagulls chirping to each other. On the stair case i can hear footsteps. I hear children and adults muttering and talking!  Emily Balaban Aged 10

4:54

People Talking

Foot Steps

Wind

Glasses/Cup in cafe

People walking

Door banging

Paper being looked at

Tapping on the table

Rappers (Sweets)

People being served in the cafe

Pen

Granny talking

Waves crashiin

Seaguls
Lucy 

Age: 11       

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13 responses to “Becoming a human tape recorder

  1. This is our first time in Bexhill and we have really enjoyed it.It was really interesting to see all of andy warhol's work really close up!My favourite piece of art work was the campbells tomato soup as it was one of his most famous pieces.

  2. its alright but it was kinda boring at first but then when I saw the entirerly covered room by cows it blew me away and I like the exibition overall 🙂 more vegetarian options on the menu would be good 😛

  3. This place used to be shabby and silent, save for occasional shuffling tea dances for the local retirees. Then they stripped out the silence and replaced it with pervading echoing din.Voices are mingled, confused and co-mingled; an oasis of coherent conversation sits around a table on the top floor. Isolated snippets of conversation on genuine and antique 'cassette tape recorders' lie and wait for you to slip on headphones, rewind, fast forward, play, eject and stop.The names of the interviewees mean nothing; once-beautiful, once-intimates of Warhol umm and err as a starstruck interviewer simpers.Elsewhere, the din and thrum is neverending.

  4. My friends and I have ben lollygagging in Sussex. We went to Pevensey and viewed the ancient church that will sonhave its 800 year.We have just had food break in De Le Warr and stood on our heades viewing Andy Warhols art. Grey day out to see but warm tummies GREAT DAY

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