The tonearm is tied to the case of the record player by a tread. This causes the needle skip at the same moment during playback and to be pulled back to its initial position continuously.
This produces a loop of the first line from the Rolling Stones’ “Time is on my side”. The record wears out over time and, as a consequence, the sound grows more and more distorted.
The optimistic, affirming message of the lyrics stands in contrast to the inaccurate, destructive and rough way in which the loop is created. The continunous scratching of the record over the exhibition period further undermines the original message.
In the long run, the installation turns the song into white noise and its lyrics become meaningless nonsense.