by Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 26 July 2012

We’ve seen art made out of this thing and that thing, but we’ve never seen VHS tapes deconstructed like this before, with all that shiny, black magnetic tape pulled out to create an 80-foot tube that allows people to walk through, a space that, judging from the pictures, must be like walking through a time portal — well, VHS tapes did come from the 80s and 90s after all. The installation, Tube, is a creation by New York-based, Lithuanian-born artist Zilvinas Kempinas, who did this for the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009.