[Victoria Shen] modifies glue-on nails to give her the means to enjoy vinyl documents with her fingers. Specifics are gentle but from the several glamour photographs, it seems like she pushes document player needles as a result of glue-on nails with slender pickup wire that then presumably goes to an audio jack for amplification.
[Victoria] experiments with novel musical equipment for use in her artwork and performances. Be sure to examine out the videos of the nails in motion. The combination of “scratching” and capacity to alter the speed of vinyl with the no cost fingers generates a odd and eerie encounter.
Working with her “Needle Nails”, [Victoria] has identified she’s ready to enjoy multiple records concurrently (Nitter). Many thanks to the diverse diameters of 33, 78 and 45 vinyls, she’s ready to stack them up though still maintaining her fingers on them.
Glove like musical instruments are absolutely nothing new but the novel use of trend, glamour and technologies allow [Victoria Shen] the freedom to produce one thing uniquely unusual and cool, so much so that Beyonce utilized it in a online video shoot for Vogue (Nitter).
Introducing Needle Nails. Scratching created quick. 💅 pic.twitter.com/fEgtJC7GIK
— victoria shen (@EvicShen) June 11, 2021