For anyone who still thinks vinyl is a dead format, here’s evidence that it’s only ever resting: a portable record player complete with 12-inch record lies in a chair as if abandoned. Though it mostly lies inert, sometimes spontaneously the record starts to turn, making a noise that sounds suspiciously like… snoring? As science investigates the potential for new technology to gain a kind of life, here’s one of our most recognisable and venerable pieces of musical equipment that Manuel Rocha Iturbide casually suggests has been a living entity all along.

Supported by: Anglo Arts, the cultural department of The Anglo Mexican Foundation A.C., CMMAS (Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras), the Embassy of Mexico United Kingdom & Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID)