VHS, Cassette Tape & Video Tape Art
Zilvinas Kempinas – ’02’
Video tape loop, electric fan. Installation Spencer Brownstone Gallery 2007.
Zilvinas Kempinas – ‘Tube’
Venice Biennial – 2009, magnetic tape, plywood. One walks through the center of the installation. www.spencerbrownstonegallery.com
Zilvinas Kempinas – ‘Columns’
Vertically streched video tape, plywood, nails. Installation Spencer Brownstone Gallery 2006. Zilvinas Kempinas was born in Lithuania in 1969 and has been living and working in New York since completing his MFA at Hunter College in 2002. The artist was highlighted by Art Review Magazine as one of its ‘Future Greats: 25 Artists You Need to Know’. www.spencerbrownstonegallery.com
Evelyn Roth – ‘TV Trap’
The all consuming nature of TV. Evelyn Roth lives near Adelaide, Australia and operates the Evelyn Roth Celebration Center – an artist studio and residency in Point Roberts, Washington, USA, near the Canadian city of Vancouver. Born in 1936 in Alberta, Canada, moving to Vancouver in 1961. Recycling came to the fore for her in the early 1970’s, and Evelyn’s knitting and crocheting skills came to be used to recycle natural fibers as well as television tape from T.V. stations. Resulting in the publishing of the Evelyn Roth Recycling Book by Talon Books (1974). www.ccca.ca See Evelyn’s video below!
Evelyn Roth – ‘Car Cozy’
Keeps it warm in winter, cool in summer. See the ‘must watch’ video at the bottom of page – lots on the car cozy. Evelyn found out that old TV video tape could only be used 300 to 500 times before it must be discarded by the TV studio. She has crocheted that tape into numerous articles even a 1500 sq ft canopy that shaded a BC Expo pavillion which consisted of 1 mile of tape. www.myspace.com/rothcloth
Evelyn Roth – ‘Mollusk’
See the ‘must watch’ video at the bottom of this page – where Evelyn talks about her recycling all the way back in 1974! www.myspace.com/rothcloth
Chris Gentile – St. John
New York artist Chris Gentile creates and then photographs fascinating constructions made with materials such as cardboard, video tape and masking tape.. Limited edition C-print. www.gregorylindgallery.com
William Anastasi – ‘Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony’
(1965-2006) is re-created using a VHS recording of the symphony. The artist played chess with John Cage everyday in the late 70s.
Bjorn Ressle Fine Art, NY.
Adrian Kershaw is an artist working in a medium that is wholly recycled. These works come about because of a desire to find a use for some of the millions of VHS tapes that, now, are regularly tossed away. The artist incorporated a lifetime of forming objects with clay, yarn, rope, leather and now VHS tape into dynamic Fine Art.
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Almost all the pieces are crocheted and some are a combination with some wrapping and stitching in the coil pot style. These sculptures came about during an unintended break from the artist’s true passion in the digital realm of design and editing. She hopes to illuminate the world with new ideas and creative solutions to a looming problem. adriankershaw.com, www.youtube.com
“Harnessing the obsolescence of tangible media” – Aric Shapiro
Over the past five years, Laura developed an interest in stretching and weaving video tape to create environmentally friendly art forms. “It’s actually a quite strong, sturdy material; and it’s plastic so I can mould it.” She applies heat to create different shapes. www.appletonstreetstudios.com
Australian. Winner of the Warwick Dreamweaver Design Award.
Brian Dettmer ‘Elk’
Melted cassette tapes. Dettmer currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA. He is currently represented by Kinz + Tillou Fine Art in New York, Packer Schopf in Chicago, MiTO Gallery in Barcelona, Toomey Tourell in San Francisco and Saltworks in Atlanta. www.briandettmer.com
Melted cassette cases and tape. Currently represented by Kinz + Tillou Fine Art in New York, Packer Schopf in Chicago, MiTO Gallery in Barcelona, Toomey Tourell in San Francisco and Saltworks in Atlanta. www.briandettmer.com
Painted 3.5″ floppies and VHS tapes.
To purchase see: www.nickgentry.co.uk/sales.html
from Masters, Edits and Cuts.
The Turkish artist deconstructes old cassette tapes to create images and type he calls tapeography. www.behance.net/ersinhanersin
Claire Healey and Sean Cordeiro ‘Life Span’
Venice Biennale 2009. The work numbers 195,774 tapes and features a total recording time of 66 years. A physical representation of what a human being ‘could’ see in a life span. www.vision02.com
House of Tapes, Scotland by Emmett McNamara.
McNamara collected 7,200 tapes from charity shops, friends, and tape dealers in the local vicinity to construct the structure. The project offers great inspiration for renewing and prolonging the life cycle of a material. www.archdaily.com
VHS Tape Chair
By Kez Allen of the UK
Kevin Van Aelst – ‘Right Index Finger’
Kevin currently lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut and teaches at Quinnipiac University. www.kevinvanaelst.com
Erika Iris Simmons
Most of the pieces become portraits of the people associated with the tape chosen. www.iri5.com
Erika Iris Simmons
A self-taught artist from Georgia. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, 2006, with a degree in Russian. From the ‘Ghost in the Machine’ series. www.iri5.com
Her current fiber of choice – video tape. The Bemis School of Art became the site of a yarn bombing when Juanita Canzoneri installed “Hello Lamp Post” Oct. 15, 2010. Juanita used videotape from nine movies.
Cassette Tape Cabinet
Made from 918 Cassette tapes screwed onto a wooden frame.
www.creativebarn.nl Learn how to make one here…
Cassette Tape Lamp
By Transparent House – only make on request. Casts interesting shadows…
Cassette Tape Light Box
Cassette Tape Floor Lamp
VHS Table. 220 Euros
Video Cassette Table made with 92 VCR tapes.
Price: £12.95 www.pedlars.co.uk
Sonic Ties – Cassette Tape Fabric
Audible Ties – run a tape over them and they will emit sound…
$ 120. www.sonicfabric.com
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Katie Hasler says
I have lots of VHS tapes. Is there any way I can donate them to be used in an art project?
Don’t know where you are but in Idaho Adrian Kershaw would definitely take them. adriankershaw.com
Or any of the other artists on the page…or your local craft center…artist group, etc…