Saturday, 22 October 2011

Becoming a human tape recorder

What does the DLWP sound like?
Andy Warhol used to take his tape-recorder everywhere with him and called it his 'wife'. Just imagine him in bars and restaurants or at The Factory - making recordings of the conversations and events that happened around him.

At the De La Warr today we invited visitors to become a human tape-recorder, making a unique portrait of the life and voice of the Pavilion. We'll be doing this every month of the Warhol Is Here exhibition - to create a new text art-work – with many authors/artists – in the true Factory spirit.

Here are some of our transcripts in words and pictures...

1) My Dad talking

2) plates being moved

3) People talking

4) Footsteps

5) A person saying " We usually have a seat"

6) Rewinding of a tape

7) A tape playing

8) Coffee maker noise

9) Warhol talking in a tape recorder

10) Mobile phone ringing

11) My brother talking 
Dyllan Watkins
Aged 10
I can hear cups rattling
can hear people
can hear banging
can hear drawers going in and out
can hear chairs moving
can hear knives and forks
can hear people getting angry
can hear music
can hear people coughing
Katie Grimwood
Aged 7
people talking
cups dinging
people walking
wheels turning
Barney Oliver Mackew and Stagecoach Bear
Aged 5 
4:15 In the restaurant I can hear people chatting and cups and saucers clashing also in the restaurant I can hear chairs being moved! On the balcony I can hear the sea smashing on the rocks and pebbles. I can also hear the seagulls chirping to each other. On the stair case i can hear footsteps. I hear children and adults muttering and talking!   Emily Balaban  Aged 10
People Talking
Foot Steps
Glasses/Cup in cafe
People walking
Door banging
Paper being looked at
Tapping on the table
Rappers (Sweets)
People being served in the cafe
Granny talking
Waves crashiin
Age: 11        


  1. This is our first time in Bexhill and we have really enjoyed it.It was really interesting to see all of andy warhol's work really close up!My favourite piece of art work was the campbells tomato soup as it was one of his most famous pieces.

  2. the warhol room trips u out bare!!!!! is proper messed up !! U GET ME xx

  3. the cows are crease ups :) xxx

  4. its alright but it was kinda boring at first but then when I saw the entirerly covered room by cows it blew me away and I like the exibition overall :) more vegetarian options on the menu would be good :P

  5. And ur my can SMD :P yum yum

  6. hello i really like andy warhol and think of him as an inspiration to young want to be artists!

  7. really good gallery want to come again

  8. aacc sam 32222 0396/77

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    documenting the mundane....just as warhol did.

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  11. realy good exhibites

  12. This place used to be shabby and silent, save for occasional shuffling tea dances for the local retirees. Then they stripped out the silence and replaced it with pervading echoing din.

    Voices are mingled, confused and co-mingled; an oasis of coherent conversation sits around a table on the top floor. Isolated snippets of conversation on genuine and antique 'cassette tape recorders' lie and wait for you to slip on headphones, rewind, fast forward, play, eject and stop.

    The names of the interviewees mean nothing; once-beautiful, once-intimates of Warhol umm and err as a starstruck interviewer simpers.

    Elsewhere, the din and thrum is neverending.

  13. My friends and I have ben lollygagging in Sussex. We went to Pevensey and viewed the ancient church that will sonhave its 800 year.
    We have just had food break in De Le Warr and stood on our heades viewing Andy Warhols art. Grey day out to see but warm tummies GREAT DAY