Remanance I-IV

VHS-HD | 2012-2013

Remanence or residual magnetization is the property whereby a demagnetized material retains a trace of its original magnetization. Remanence I-IV is a series of works created from an accidentally demagnetized VHS library copy of Jonas Mekas's Lost, Lost, Lost 1976.

The works use the original VHS tape and its remnant magnetic fields as its source material for generating both sound and image. The sound is taken via an electromagnetic microphone from the video image being projected through a cathode ray tube television.