Exhibit 53

[ - august 25, 2006 -- play/download 🎶 🎧 ]


02/23/2006 16h15 Vincennes - avenue de Paris

I found this small strand of tape on my doorstep, on returning home from shopping. Variety.

02/20/2006 12h20 Aubervilliers - rue Edouard Renard

A little further, still in the rue Edouard Renard, but in the Aubervilliers part, I saw a clod of tape tightly wound around the foot of a rusty metal pole in the pavement (see picture). After repair, and playing it back as a 'normal tape', it appeared that one 'side' was recorded at double speed, and playing back in the 'wrong' direction ... possibly the tape was used at some point in a multitrack cassette machine, and is what we hear part of a home / demo-recording of a french pop song ?
It certainly does sound like it ... : "J'ai besoin de toi, besoin de présence [...] de ton silence et ta mémoire ..."

02/20/2006 12h15 Bobigny - rue Edouard Renard

On the pavement near the metal fence of nr. 53 (see picture). Arabic.

02/06/2006 14h55 Montreuil - avenue Faidherbe

On the bottom of a cardboard box with some rubbish, near the garage door of the house at nr. 66bis. A tape with gregorian chant by the Choeur des Moines de l'Abbaye Notre-Dame de Fontgombault, entitled "Florilège Grégorien", an edition of Art & Musique. (See picture)

02/04/2006 16h05 Bagnolet - avenue Gallieni

Caught by some splinters on a wooden pallet in front of the shop at nr. 107, a small strand with pop pop pop ... if I'm not mistaking we hear the Smiths, with Half a Person, from the album Louder than Bombs.

02/04/2006 16h00 Bagnolet - avenue Gallieni

At the corner with the rue Edouard Vaillant I spotted a small bit of reel-to-reel tape on the pavement (see picture). A very 'crispy' strand, breaking under the least of tension, and thus very difficult to play back. It snapped again and again, but I did manage to salvage some seconds from an anglophonic ballad ...

01/29/2006 16h05 Bagnolet - avenue Gallieni

In the gutter near nr. 121. Classical.

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