2018 – Sixteen 12.5" x 12.5" Prints with Vinyl Installation + Web Platform
Instrumental is an installation comprised of sixteen redesigned classic 70s, 80s, and 90s music albums based on personal connections and stories. Featured in the installation are snippets from the actual narratives in vinyl cut out on the wall and two iPads displaying our website. This web platform has the stories readily available to read and the albums readily available to listen to. Its goal is to lead viewers from the narratives to the music and redesigns.
We wanted to resurrect the idea that an album’s visual elements are just as important as its audio. By focusing on intimate narratives, we show the connection between music and the impact it has on memory and life experiences. We chose to redesign the album art to better compliment these stories. The hope is that by introducing the personal significance of well-known albums, that viewers will reevaluate the album’s content and concept and reflect on what albums have impacted their own lives.