YourCribs Season 1✕ close
Season 1 aired from February-August 2015 on StorefrontTV at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in NYC.
Creators: Leigha Dennis & Farzin Lotfi-Jam
Digital mass culture is increasingly self-referential, generating social media that displays an endless series of private spaces. Even while most of these spaces are intended only as backdrops in videos or photographs, this is the first time we are able to see inside so many private homes. This video series, entitled YourCribs, combines the cultures surrounding YouTube videos and the early 2000s reality television program, MTV Cribs, which features tours of celebrity homes. Like MTV Cribs, we broadcast a selection of domestic spaces, but unlike the orchestrated tour-guided format of Cribs, we adapt the conventions of YouTube genres that inadvertently expose private interiors to the public sphere.
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Episode #1: How to Make a Paperweight with Keller Easterling
This episode Keller Easterling presents the making of a paperweight using the tutorial genre. She explores the minimal criteria for something to function as a paperweight, and questions the utility and futility of the object.
This episode was aired on February 17, 2015 on StorefrontTV at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in NYC.
Episode #7: ASMR Toast with Rosalyne Shieh
This episode Rosaylyne Shieh appropriates the ASMR genre, a common form of video using gentle whispering or soft ambient sounds to trigger relaxation and tingling sensations for viewers.
This episode was aired on April 7, 2015 on StorefrontTV at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in NYC.
Episode #11: A Toaster Review with Glen Cummings
This episode Glen Cummings appropriates the product review genre, a medium used to test and evaluate household or consumer products.
This episode was aired on June 19, 2015 on StorefrontTV at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in NYC.