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Black Plastic
Residency 2–31 October 2023
Process: Black Plastic residency, October 2, 2023–October 31, 2023. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.
Title Black Plastic Dates 2–31 October 2023 Location Reading Room Tagline Larry Hamburger works with A4’s designers and writers to make a pamphlet of his ‘Black Plastic’ archive including commissioned texts.

Black Plastic is a formal and contextual enquiry into popular music in South Africa over the period of 1974–1994, taking its starting point from a collection of 8000 records acquired by Laurence Hamburger at a concession stand in Nigel, Gauteng.

Plastic Tracks
Process: Designed by Mitchell Messina, this prototype allows individual songs to be played by contacting plastic cards with the interface. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.