At the intersection of obscene and mainstream lies the XXX VHS tape.

In the 80s and 90s, the aesthetic of XXX VHS tapes roiled from the underground into the heart of the American consciousness, marking a new stage in the relationship between sex, advertising, and entertainment. WATCHTAPES is an ongoing multimedia project that curates, remixes, and recontextualizes this peculiar archive, revealing a unique and intimate portrait of the American id.


Coming soon: I Like To Watch: XXX VHS Covers, 1980 - 1999.


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You are what you watch.