01 Jun H.o.Me.
Heim für obsolete Medien / Home for Obsolete Media
Once the cutting-edge technology of their time – video, floppy disk, CD and Super8 film are now virtually useless. Often, we even still have collections of these media somewhere in the basement, but we have no way to play them anymore – they have become obsolete.
But there are some enthusiasts and artists who still appreciate these audio and visual carriers – mainly because of their specific aesthetics, which take you back to their era like a time capsule. And yes, there is often nostalgia involved, or a certain cultural pessimistic reflex that claims that “everything was better in the old days,” but the love of obsolete media is also rebellious in nature. When recorders and cable outlets are scarce, it takes a certain amount of stubbornness to keep the technology alive.
H.o.Me. – Home for Obsolete Media introduces different analog media in a technological and culture historical context and demonstrates the potential inherent in working analog in the digital age.