16mm by Barron Sherer

The past, nostalgia, memories and history are all very distinctive things, but embodying it all is Obsolete Media Miami. Called OMM for short, the space houses a variety of once mainstream mediums, from film to VHS cassettes, now deemed “obsolete.” Its home is located on the second floor of a building in Miami’s Design District, up a stairwell that smells like an old high school. The vintage scent befits a place like OMM, which also features equipment that was once ubiquitous in high school AV rooms, like 16mm projectors (pictured above) and slide projectors.

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Mekas_portrait-jacques-kasbi

“Every form of cinema is like a big dream with many different branches. It can tell stories or make documentary films or newsreels, and you can also write poetry. You can look at life poetically.”

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