Dig out those old video tapes and bring them to Home Video Day this Friday! We worked with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Video Data Bank to put on this event that invites you to laugh and cry at the touching and beguiling world of home movies made public. If you don’t have any tapes, you can sit back and watch decades past as captured by others.
If you don’t quite remember what’s on a tape, there will be stations set up for viewing VHS, MiniDV, and 8mm video/Hi8. We’ll also be projecting clips from some of our favorites, past and present. Video specialists, including some from Media Burn Archive and Video Data Bank, will be on site to answer any questions you may have on caring for and digitizing tapes.
The event is 6-9 PM, but you can drop in at any time. Snacks will be available, ones suitable for home video viewing parties. Get a taste of what to expect from the event in this short trailer.
|Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave|
When: Friday, February 8, 6-9PM
Admission: Free, BYO tapes!
Directions: The museum is located near the red, brown, and purple lines, as well as the 3, 26, 66, and 157 bus. They also offer paid parking.
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