Bruno Mars/ (Peter Gene Hernandez) has hit the viral video charts with his music video for “I Just Love You Just The Way You Are”, from his album Doo-Wops & Hooligans. Directed by Ethan Lader, the video features actress Nathalie Kelley and art inspired by Erika Iris Simmons. A cassette tape from a walkman becomes the material for a range of portraits.
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The video was inspired by the work of Erika Iris Simmons, Simmons’ Ghost in the Machine series, online at Flickr, showcases a number of portraits of musicians made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette. Also included are portraits made from old film and reels. The idea comes from a phrase (ironically) coined by philosopher Gilbert Ryle, a description of how your spirit lives in your body. Simmons imagines we are all, like cassettes, thoughts wrapped up in awkward packaging.