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.