Arts Austin Entertainment

Take a Dive into East Austin Studio Tour

By: Jay Prather

East Austin Studio Tour, EAST, is a free, self-guided event every year for two weekends in November. The event allows the public access to meet Austin artists in their creative spaces.

This year East tour dates were November 16-17 and 23-24, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. each day. We had the pleasure of going to EAST stop #131 on New York Ave. to check out Dumpster Dive VHS and John Spottswood Moore’s exhibits.

John Spottswood Moore’s ‘When We Were Live’ is a documentary about the history of Austin Public Access Television he has been working on and during his exhibit, he displays “the weirdest and most touching videos that I have discovered during this journey.” per EASTs website.

Dumpster Dive VHS is a personal project of brothers Clayland and Joey Prather. They hunt for old and strange VHS tapes at swaps and Good Wills and spend their weekends and night watching as many as they can. They digitize the best clips of the strangest tapes and post them to their Instagram dumpsterdivevhs.

On I-35 to East Austin Studio Tour stop #131 to see Dumpster Dive VHS’s exhibit alongside John Spottswood Moore’s ‘When We Were Live’ Exhibit. Photo Credit: Jay Prather.
Dumpster Dive VHS’s exhibit set up, playing on the TVs is a 10-minute loop of different found clips from old school VHS’s. Photo Credit: Jay Prather.
Dumpster Dive VHS’s home-made sign made to look like their logo. Photo Credit: Jay Prather.
Dumpster Dive VHS’s Co-Founder Joey Prather (Left) and his mother Holly Prather (Right) watching the loop. Photo Credit: Jay Prather.
The logo of Dumpster Dive VHS exhibit turned into stickers for visitors to have free of charge. Photo Credit: Jay Prather.
Co-Founder Joey Prather adjusting the volume and posing for the camera. Photo Credit: Jay Prather.
‘When We Were Live’ Creator John Moores’s greeting guests to the #131 stop. Photo Credit: Jay Prather.
John Moore’s explaining ‘When We Were Live’ exhibit of his most interesting finds to the Talarico family. Photo Credit: Jay Prather.
Mark Talarico checking out Dumpster Dive VHS’s stickers. Photo Credit: Jay Prather.
Joey Prather watching the loop with the Talarico family. Photo Credit: Jay Prather.
Joey Prather even stepped up to explain some of John Moore’s music section of his exhibit. Photo Credit: Jay Prather.

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