Roles in Archive: Artist
b. 1977 Bogotá, Colombia
Icaro Zorbar’s ingenious jury-rigged sculptures exploit the physical characteristics of vinyl records to create instant audio collages through the use of multiple needles on a single LP. Works like The Golden Triangle (2006), evoke two layers of antiquated technology: the music box and the record player. Like a number of other artists in this exhibition, including Mark Essen and Cory Arcangel, Zorbar’s reincarnation of obsolete technologies is done with affection and a bit of nostalgia for a technological moment that his generation might barely be able to remember. The stumbling, haunted lilt of the snippet of Bolero also evokes a distinct melancholy, as if the voices echo out from the past.