Tape/Time Wasted (2012)

This work is about the obsolete technology that is the VHS cassette. Having spent my teenage years in a time where DVD didn’t exist, I watched hundred of kilometers of movies on VHS cassettes. According to Wikipedia, one hour of NTSC movie in SP mode is 125.6 meters (actually, I watched less kilometers as France uses the SECAM standard).

Videometers I, II & III

With this series I wanted to make more tangible and obvious the waste of tape (as an obsolete technology), the (arguably) waste of time when I watched the movies on these tapes and the waste of time (again arguably) when I did these works (the time to produce a single work is often at least as long as the movie on the tape).