Publishing anything on the Internet means learning to deal with a never-ending firehouse of online hate.
German synthesist Hainbach – with help from Red Means Recording, Simon The Magpie and Noir Et Blanc Vie – created Hate Loops as a creative response.
Here’s what he has to say about it:
In which I tackle the troublesome topic of online hate, namely YouTube comments, with tape loop destruction.
Featuring hateful comments read by Red Means Recording, Simon The Magpie and Noir Et Blanc Vie, I create an abrasive yet strangely beautiful collage from some the worst stuff we get thrown at us regularly.
Machines used: Nagra III 64, Nagra 4.2, Uher Report Monitor 4000
Tape: SM468 and unknown consumer grade tape
Destruction: Leatherman Wave, boxcutter blades, sand paper