“Floppy” Portraits by Nick Gentry
In the early eighties, my mother drove a baby blue, Cadillac Seville that featured an eight track tape deck. Because the cassettes were the size of a shoebox you could only haul around a few selections. We knew the entire of score of the Broadway musical CATS and to this day I can tell you the order of songs on the Electric Horseman soundtrack. “Mamma, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys…”
About this time, Sister Claire Therese, my high school physics teacher, was teaching me Fortran.
Nick Gentry knows how to deal with obsolescence. His portraits on floppy discs do more than store memory.