On TAPE Studio is the autobiographical brand of artist Jacob Victorine that explores personal representation in, and leading up to, the age of social media, pulling materials and memories from, in particular, his late teens through early twenties. Inspired by poetic techniques such as erasures, conceptual artists such as Barbara Kruger, documentary projects such as Adrienne Salinger's book In My Room: Teenagers in Their Bedrooms, and the marketing and branding of streetwear, On TAPE Studio looks inward while pushing outward, questioning whether visible risk and vulnerability can change the way a brand exists in relation to its creator and the people who consume it.
Jacob is a poet, fashion writer, educator, and multidisciplinary artist living in Chicago. His work has been published by outlets such as GRAILED's "Dry Clean Only", Publishers Weekly, Poets' Quarterly, Muzzle Magazine, Vinyl Poetry, and PANK, which nominated him for a Pushcart Prize in 2013. His first book, FLAMMABLE MATTER, won Elixir Press's 2015 Eidtor's Prize.