A series of works developing out of a cache of VHS video cassettes belonging to my late grandmother. Many of the tapes were over 25 years old, and some had visible mould cultures growing on the magnetic tape behind the little plastic windows. This initial video culture has grown, through friends’, institutions’ and strangers’ donated and dumped collections, to become an organism both impressive and threatening in size.
The work in the VHS Suite encompasses sound, video, sculpture and installation practices.
“Ruin your favorite VHS and play it loud! This contemporary meditative film invokes the inner turmoil of the inconvenience all around us. Distressed Tape plays before each session, when it plays: SETTLE IN, SHUT THE FUCK UP, & ENJOY THE DAMN SHOW” – catalogue notes form North Portland Unknown Film Festival
North Portland Unknown Film Festival, Disjecta, Portland, October 2017
Eastside Projects, Birmingham, August 2014
Luxury Goods Festival, The Courtyard Theatre, London, 2011
Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, 2012
Cinematique Festival, BFI IMAX, London, 2012
Trade Gallery, Nottingham, June 2012
Glasgow Film Festival 2018, screening curated by Alchemy Moving Image Festival