WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 – 7:30 PM (Memorex) – 10:00 PM (Skinemax)
Join us on Wednesday, July 24th as Smash TV hijacks the Spectacle Theater for a night of AV insanity. We’ll be showing both Memorex and Skinemax, as well as debuting two new hour+ video mixtapes of our favorite videos after each.
A nostalgic night dedicated to the art of the edit: music videos, mashups, hilarity, terror, insanity, and more! If early 80s MTV and early 2000s Adult Swim had a baby, it would look something like SMASH TV.
Join us for this insane 5 hour marathon. If you’re an 80s kid that grew up glued to the TV set and have a sense of adventure, then STAY TUNED.
7:30 PM – Memorex is the advertising industry’s collective wet dream. A 50 minute VJ odyssey and a tribute to an entire generation who grew up with only a TV and a VCR for a babysitter.
Sourced from over forty hours of 80s commercials pulled from warped VHS tapes, Memorex is a deep exploration of nostalgia and the cultural values of an era of excess. It’s a re-contextualization of ads – cultural detritus, the lowest of the low – into something altogether more profound, humorous, and at times, even beautiful.
Digging up long forgotten memories for a generation who spent their formative years glued to the boob tube, Memorex is a veritable nostalgia nuke for children of the 80s. Endless beach parties,Saturday morning cartoons, claymation everything, sleek cars, sexy babes, toys you forgot existed, station idents, primitive computer animation, all your favorite sugary cereal mascots, and so much more. An ode to the hyper consumerism and sleek veneer of a simpler time.
10:00 PM – Skinemax is Koyaanisqatsi for a generation raised on late night television and B-movie VHS tapes. It’s long form entertainment for short attention spans. An hour long VJ odyssey, it will move your body and warp your mind.
A nostalgic look back at a half remembered childhood growing up in the 80s and early 90s, Skinemax takes a close look at the culture of that era. The images that motivated, delighted, and terrified us on the silver screen, set to propulsive modern music that pines for a simpler time.