How to Destroy Your Medium.

Installation: How to Destroy Your Medium

VHS tape, knitted work, projection, mixed media installation. 

I found 14 unmarked VHS tapes and decided to destroy them rather than attempt to preserve them (like I do in my other work). Analog video naturally decays--it has a possible lifespan 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.