5/25/19: Chicago Home Video Day is this Saturday!

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave, in the Commons
When: Saturday, May 25th, noon to 4pm, drop by any time
Admission: Programs in the Commons are always free! Museum admission is required for gallery access.
How: The rules are simple – bring your VHS, VHS-C, Hi-8, Video 8 or Mini-DV cassette to the team of inspectors, who will make whatever repairs are necessary to ensure the tape is playable, and can answer your questions about videotape care and digitization. Contributors can choose to cue up the tape to begin at a particular point or simply let it play out at random. Each submission will receive 5 minutes of screening time, and patrons will have time to introduce their tape beforehand if they wish, or to narrate along with the action on screen.
Dig out those old video tapes and bring them to Home Video Day this Saturday! Attendees are invited to bring a tape to be projected for the audience, or to simply show up and enjoy what’s on the screen. Videos will run the gamut from birthdays, parties, pageants, weddings, sports, movie re-enactments, to who knows what!

We invite you to laugh and cry at the touching and beguiling world of home movies. Even if you don’t have any tapes, please come and enjoy.

The event is 12-4pm, but you can drop in at any time. Not only is it free, there will be snacks!!

The fourth Chicago Home Video Day was organized by Media Burn Archive, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Video Data Bank, and a group of dedicated local A/V archivists, including Sara Chapman, Tom Colley, Dan Erdman, Carolyn Faber, Kristin MacDonough, and Jeff Martin.



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