Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Life Span - VHS Tapes Collection

What looks like the world’s biggest videotape collection, is actually an artistic display presented at this year’s Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art.

Entitled Life Span and displayed in a small church on Garibaldi Street, this giant block full of VHS videotapes is the work of Australian artists Claire Healey and Sean Cordeiro. In numbers 195,774 tapes and features a total recording time of 66 years.

Life Span is a physical representation of what a human being can see from its birth, to the day it dies.









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4 comments :

Anonymous said...

that was a hell of a lot vhs tapes!

Lord Blatherard Osmo said...

what a total waste of time!

someone should work out how long it would take to watch all of those tapes...

Anonymous said...

robin you are a fool, read before you post

Unknown said...

Good article! I still have VHS tapes and watch them on occasion. I have some good films they don't have on DVD yet and TV shows I taped as far back as the 80's. Those tapes contain a bunch of great old commercials that I need to transfer to my computer. As far as DVD's....I won't buy them anymore (unless it's something really great) because they look crappy on the HD plasma. I am waiting to see who wins, HD-DVD or BLU RAY. I'm hoping BLU RAY, but until then I'm in a holding pattern. CD & DVD Copies