Installation: What Remains (of the Day)

Knitted VHS tape, projection, smashed hole in wall

Analog video naturally decays--it has a possible life span of twenty years, maximum, with an actual lifespan of about five to ten years. Every time one plays a tape, the process of playing it destroys it. I wanted to take the destruction into my own hands. In destroying these tapes, I found humor and some kind of liberation from my archival obsession. When I began to project on the knitted pieces, the lights created a new, strange environment. I am working on the light projection, back light source, positioning, and perhaps introducing kinetic elements into the structures to continue to explore ways to bring the tape back to life.