VHS Tapes – Master copies of a video art piece from 2003.
Considering it happened in this century, I’m not sure why I didn’t have the tapes mastered to DVD. But it might have been the production studio that did the work that suggested it – or the gallery where I showed the work. Either way, I think these are the last 2 VHS tapes I own.
I once taped every season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on VHS, and came so close to selling the collection on Craigslist not that long ago, but I was missing one or two shows, and the buyer balked. Finicky folks, these collectors.
These tapes, along with several art projects (by myself and others) on CDs are truly unplayable. I think I like the notion that they are playable in some analog museum, or a parallel universe. A few summers ago at Block Buster they were promoting renting VHS tapes by saying if you rented them you didn’t need to return them. They might even have been 1/2 price. We didn’t take them up on the offer.
Status: Keep for a time machine.