Griffin Pines

Relax, Betamax


The ephemeral imperfections of VHS that were once considered a disturbance can now be seen as beauty. We must embrace the shortcomings of obsolete video technology.


Born in 1991 and raised in Detroit, Griffin Pines was aware of many cultural shifts that began to take form in the late 1990’s. Internet became publicly available, and VHS became obsolete. This massive cultural shift Griffin Pines witnessed has strongly impacted his studio practice. Frequently working with and manipulating found footage; Griffin examines the fluidity of society, technology, and combined cultural consciousness.