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Stairwell Video

  • PRIVATE EVENT Petaluma, CA, 94952 United States (map)

Stairwell Video recreates an 80s-era, VHS-only video store and invites participants to "rent" a video for the night – but the video can never be returned (the video store will vanish in the night, erased like magnetic media and the dreams of a generation). The installation explores what happens when you squeeze nostalgia and a dead medium into a 110 foot Victorian-era stairwell. And then add late fees.


The event length (TRT: 1:40) mirrors that of A History of Violence, the last commercially released VHS video.

A small quantity of limited edition Stairwell Video T-shirts will be available. 

A champagne and popcorn reception occurs in the adjacent room.

Daedalus Howell and Karen Hell host.

Read about the event in the Bohemian!

Earlier Event: June 23
Off Your Chest @ BUMP