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Ahh, VHS. Remember? The video tapes? With the dodgy sound and scratchy picture, that you’d always forget to rewind? No? Pfft, you kids these days, with your Netflixes and your YouTubes…
While most of us chucked out our VHS tapes in 1999, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett have been buying them in. The two school friends from Wisconsin started collecting video cassettes from thrift stores and garage sales across America 20 years ago and have now amassed a wealth of bizarre clips and they showcase their favourites at the Found Footage Festival, which heads to London this week.
It’s an oddly funny show – you’ll see things you never imagined existed and things you wish you could unsee. We asked co-curator Nick Prueher to talk us through some of the prime clips at the ‘Found Footage Festival – Salute to Weirdos’.