Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Artist Bob's Vinyl Curtain

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Artist Bob's Vinyl Curtain

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Byline: Sarah Walker Reporter sarah.walker@trinitymirror.com

UNLOVED vinyl from the decade of punk and glam rock is breathing life into a Tees shopping centre - in the form of a new art installation.

e Wall of Sound, featuring records from the 1970s, was installed at Newton Mall within the Cleveland Centre, by local artist Bob Page.

Bob has also created the new entrance signs to the shopping centre's malls, featuring local landmarks including the Transporter Bridge and Claes Oldenburg's Bottle of Notes. Bob said the inspiration for his musical work came from his love of making art from "redundant forms destined for the bin".

e scratched and unwanted vinyl records, sourced from Stockton record store Sound It Out, spin at high speed thanks to a recycled oscillating fan, creating "eyeball-like" patterns.

Bob said: "e Wall of Sound is about producing order from chaos, because it was produced chaotically but now looks very orderly. My work is quite transient. …

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