The next VHS Presents will be at Videology, 308 Bedford Ave, NY 11211!
VHS Presents is a show where we travel back to yesterday, when the comedians and storytellers of tomorrow were busy trying to get attention today. In this show some of NYC’s finest performers show the videos they made in their embarrassing youth and tell the stories of their previous self that made that video. From overly earnest interviews about race-relations in America, to Spanish II class projects, to choreographed fight scenes between siblings, to mockumentaries about performance artists made in a suburban mall – here we showcase the artifacts that shaped these performers into the people they are today. Come laugh nostalgically at an era where everything was able to be recorded, but finding an audience was much more difficult – to the era of the VHS.
In this month’s show we present videos where the dream was much bigger than the reality, where “limitations” was a word imposed by “the man, meant to keep your artistic ambitions at bay.” Angel Yau, Nisse Greenberg, Billy Bob Thompson, and Emma McMullin will present videos where they shot for the stars and landed about two towns over in a landfill, and hopefully explain what those stars were that they were looking for.