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FROZEN NIGHTMARE MADE WITH VHS TAPES

by Ariadna Zierold

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Creepy and dark beautiful giants have risen on Iceland’s frozen landscapes. These faceless figures seem like the stuff of nightmares, but take a closer look and you’ll see they’re actually made of a material we’re all once familiar with: VHS tapes.

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Artist Philip Ob Rey created the “V” HS Project, an installation/photography project made from discarded and tangled webs of VHS tapes. The haunting creatures were partly inspired as protest against plastic pollution and mass media.

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All images via the artist.