Video
New SEX TIDE Video for 'Laudanum'

New SEX TIDE Video for ‘Laudanum’

Sex Tide’s first full length LP ‘Flash Fuck’ was recently released via A Wicked Company, a New York-based label that rose from the ashes of beloved 90s cadaver Vertical Records. A trio from Columbus, OH the video was shot in the dungeonous basement of a now decade-old building ‘downtown’ that is known for its constant... [ Read More → ]
Xway Vision

Xway Vision

  In honor of our forthcoming Sandra Bell reissue (out this October), take a look at this sickkk video compilation of Xpressway artists from 1992. Originally released as a VHS tape, and then later co-released in the states, this thang has been so out of print, it’s not even funny! A certain someone *cough, COUGH*... [ Read More → ]
Videofreex Symposium on Portible Video

Videofreex Symposium on Portible Video

Changing Media and Social Change from Portapak to Smartphone November 1, 2012, 4–9pm SVA Theatre 333 West 23rd Street New York, NY Free and open to the public www.sva.edu School of Visual Arts presents We’re All Videofreex: Changing Media & Social Change from Portapak to Smartphone, an evening symposium on the genealogy of portable video... [ Read More → ]
The Club is Open at The Library is On Fire

The Club is Open at The Library is On Fire

Earlier this week, Brooklyn Vegan posted a story on the melange of happenings in the world of Bob Pollard. Calling him a “multi-media hit-making machine” the post focused on his new solo record and tour dates, and also discussed his visual art practice, which mainly consists of collage. Bob’s zine, EAT Magazine illustrates these collage... [ Read More → ]
Introducing...Video World!

Introducing…Video World!

It comes as fantastic news that Leah Churner has a new weekly column on the Sundance blog, called Video World! Leah is a regular contributor to the Austin Chronicle and Reverse Shot. Her writing has also appeared in the Village Voice, Film Comment, Moving Image Source and the L Magazine. Her curatorial career is another beast all together!... [ Read More → ]
HOLY BALM...(holy shit!)

HOLY BALM…(holy shit!)

  Holy Balm is Anna John, Emma Ramsay and Yoni Hochman. I was stoked to read on their Tumblr that they will be coming to the states this fall. Their live sets sound and look super fun. CTI meets Wax Trax vibes renders their post-house post-synth party jam haze. Holy Balm was initially put out... [ Read More → ]
Times New Old Friendship Video

Times New Old Friendship Video

New Video for an old song, with re-purposed footage [ Read More → ]
Liliane Lijn: Collected Film and Video Works 1970-2012

Liliane Lijn: Collected Film and Video Works 1970-2012

Liliane Lijn: Collected Film and Video Works In a two program retrospective, Straight to Video and Spectacle are proud to present the film and video work of visual artist, Liliane Lijn. Widely known for her Poem Machines (invented in 1962 alongside Burrough’s and Gysin’s Dreamachine,) in which Lijn stirred a conversation more relevant now than... [ Read More → ]
HENNE$$EY YOUNGMAN UP IN HERE

HENNE$$EY YOUNGMAN UP IN HERE

HELLO WWW, THIS YA BOY HENROCK ALLAH AND IT’S GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN. WE ALWAYS SEEM TO MEET IN PLACES LIKE THIS. ANYWAYS, THIS PARTICULAR ART THOUGHTZ IS MORE OF LIKE A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT OFFERING A PAID SERVICE TO YOU AND YOURS. BUT IMA LET MY VIDEO DO THE TALKING, BECAUSE IF YOU... [ Read More → ]
Dirty Looks: On Location- Queer Interventions in NYC Spaces

Dirty Looks: On Location- Queer Interventions in NYC Spaces

Dirty Looks: On Location is a month-long series of queer interventions in New York City spaces. Over the course of July, Dirty Looks, a roaming series– which typically hosts screenings on the last Wednesday of the month–will install film and video work in queer social spaces and former sites of queer sociality (like shuttered bars,... [ Read More → ]
US Premiere of 2 New Street Chant Vids, 7" Pre-Order + Interview

US Premiere of 2 New Street Chant Vids, 7″ Pre-Order + Interview

I can’t say enough how great Street Chant are– as a band, as people, as artists. I, for one have been waiting for these two songs to be released since hearing them live months ago. And now these two videos (comprising a double A-side 7″ available via Arch Hill soon) enhance the potency of the... [ Read More → ]
Harry Dodge's Recent Videos and Solo-Exhibition

Harry Dodge’s Recent Videos and Solo-Exhibition

Made with urgency over the course of a six-month period, the video trilogy of Ipse Dixit (2011), Unkillable (2011), and Fred Can Never Be Called Bald (2011) explores the space in between language and image, as well as the inexorability of narrative progress or momentum itself in different tonal and formal registers. [ Read More → ]
Straight to Video: Ohio Music Video Comp #1: Columbus

Straight to Video: Ohio Music Video Comp #1: Columbus

Straight to Video: Ohio Music Video Comp #1: Columbus 4/18/2012 @ Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn 8PM A screening program of live performance footage, music videos, and cable access appearances with bands from the underground music scene in Columbus, Ohio. Featuring bands/artists such as: V̶-̶3̶, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, True Believers, Mike Rep+the Quotas, J̶i̶m̶ ̶S̶h̶e̶p̶a̶r̶d̶, Tommy... [ Read More → ]
ESAD Production's History of Bloomington Music

ESAD Production’s History of Bloomington Music

    Somewhere between video diary and music nerd tribute jerked on video–like Bill Nye, but cool– this gem of a CATV special maps out and documents the somewhat subjective, vastly complicated network of musicians and bands in the Bloomington Music Scene from 1977 through 1993.  ESAD Production’s History of Bloomington Music was hosted, taped,... [ Read More → ]
NZ's Real Groovy Records will release a Toy Love: Live at the Gluepot 2XLP for Record Store Day

NZ’s Real Groovy Records will release a Toy Love: Live at the Gluepot 2XLP for Record Store Day

Epic Auckland record store Real Groovy Records announced they will be releasing a double LP by NZ favorites, Toy Love in honor of Record Store Day 2012. The recording captures the band’s legendary –and one of last live sets at the famous Gluepot in Auckland, September 12, 1980. Transferred and prepared for vinyl mastering  from... [ Read More → ]
Netherlands Media Art Institute ceasing activities due to lack of funding, announces future plans+ projects

Netherlands Media Art Institute ceasing activities due to lack of funding, announces future plans+ projects

Netherlands Media Art Institute will cease activities due to lack of funding at the end of 2012. A result of the Ministry of Culture’s decision to terminate funding, an announcement was made yesterday that the Institute will receive no further financial support, and will vacate its present premises on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam in the... [ Read More → ]
Moron Movies and Len Cella

Moron Movies and Len Cella

Initially aired on Johnny Carson’s ‘Tonight Show’ in 1968, Len Cella’s Moron Movies became a regular feature between 1983 and 1985, then eventually surfaced on ‘TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes’ as Len Cella’s Silly Cinema a title which he allegedly despised. Curiously available in every video store in North America in the mid 90s, even... [ Read More → ]
Cash from Chaos / Unicorns & Rainbows

Cash from Chaos / Unicorns & Rainbows

Alex Bag and Patterson Beckwith Team gallery 83 Grand Street March 29th – April 28th 2012 Reception on Thursday March 29th at 6:00PM Team presents a collaborative installation by New York-based artists Alex Bag and Patterson Beckwith, featuring their rarely shown public access show which ran between 1994 and 1997. The weekly cablecasts were twenty-nine-minute... [ Read More → ]
Beryl Korot: Selected Video Works: 1977 to Present at bitforms

Beryl Korot: Selected Video Works: 1977 to Present at bitforms

bitforms gallery presents an exhibition on video artist Beryl Korot. Featuring her landmark video installation “Text and Commentary” (1977), the show also includes two of Korot’s more recent investigations into the medium,“Florence” (2008) and “Yellow Water Taxi” (2003). Recognized since the early 1970s as a pioneer of video art and of multiple channel work in... [ Read More → ]
Jud Yalkut 26’1.1499” For A String Player TONIGHT @ ANTHOLOGY

Jud Yalkut 26’1.1499” For A String Player TONIGHT @ ANTHOLOGY

Jud Yalkut is  easily one of my  favorite video pioneers. In conjunction with many other events around NYC celebrating John Cage’s centennial, Anthology will screen Yalkut’s 1973 video 26’1.1499” FOR A STRING PLAYER; a recorded video manipulation of Cage’s composition of the same title.  Performed in 1973, the video features Charlotte Moorman and Nam June... [ Read More → ]
Carter Tutti Void premiere video

Carter Tutti Void premiere video

Transverse, the exclusive collaboration project between Factory Floor’s Nik Void and Chris and Cosey will be out on Mute Records March 27, 2012. Earlier post on Transverse here. Transverse is an experimental collaboration between Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti (TG) and Nik Void (Factory Floor) created especially for the Mute festival at the Roundhouse in... [ Read More → ]
Moving Image: Contemporary Video Art Fair 3/8-3/11

Moving Image: Contemporary Video Art Fair 3/8-3/11

Moving Image, Contemporary Video Art Fair 3/8-3/11 Thursday– Saturday, 3/8–3/10, (11–8 PM) Sunday, 3/11, (11-4 PM). Opening: Thursday, March 8, 6–8 PM. Located in the Waterfront Tunnel event space between 27th and 28th Streets with an entrance on 11th Avenue in Chelsea.  In its second year, Moving Image presents a selection of international commercial galleries and non-profit institutions... [ Read More → ]
Lo-fi/Sci-fi: Midnight Screening and Video Party at Spectacle Theater

Lo-fi/Sci-fi: Midnight Screening and Video Party at Spectacle Theater

Transport over to Spectacle Theater in the Williamsburg sector of Brooklyn on March 10th for a special midnight screening of Sci-Fi video shorts presented by Straighttovideo.org. In this not-to-be missed assemblage of lo-fi/sci-fi video art, music videos, and cable access oddities, we will be presenting shorts from as far back as the 70s to some... [ Read More → ]
Screaming Urge in the New Age

Screaming Urge in the New Age

On the occasion of Sing-Sing Records’ reissue of Screaming Urge’s 1980 “Homework” single earlier this year, I touched base with Myke Rock and Michael Ravage about the Screaming Urge days and the beginnings of Columbus Punk. Since I spent a decent chunk of my 20’s in the Columbus music scene, I wanted to hear their... [ Read More → ]
Recent NZ Gems Uploaded in Youtube-Land

Recent NZ Gems Uploaded in Youtube-Land

‘Slammerworm’ has been uploading more NZ gems and segments from the Onset-Offset VHS compilation. Hopefully he will be uploading the rest of the tape soon. (Yes, I asked.) The Policy in their practice room, 1984. Original video filmed and edited by Campbell McLay and Ritchie Venus for the Onset-Offset video compilatiion ‘Get Up and Go’.... [ Read More → ]
Artprojx Cinema presents Luke Fowler and "Mystery Show" at SVA Theatre NYC

Artprojx Cinema presents Luke Fowler and “Mystery Show” at SVA Theatre NYC

  In association with The Modern Institute, David Gryn’s London-based ArtProjx Cinema will present recent works by Luke Fowler and “Mystery Show,” a selection of work by four Finnish artists. (Liisa Lounila, Erkka Nissinen, Pilvi Takala, Timo Vaittinen) at SVA Theatre in New York. Each program will be screened twice: Friday March 9, 2012 at... [ Read More → ]
TV Party Documentary

TV Party Documentary

In true democratic spirit of cable access TV and DIY ethics so associated with the revolutionary NYC show TV Party, some excellent person has shared the recent documentary of the show on Youtube. Much has been written on the now iconic show, so we’ll leave that at bay for now–but check this well-executed documentary out!... [ Read More → ]
Some like it both ways

Some like it both ways

The first openly gay American popstar– and one of the first AIDS casualties in the music business, Jobraith (who like many glam musicians at the time, went through a bevy of stage names) was working as a prostitute in LA until he David Geffen signed him to Elekra in 1972. Managed  by Jerry Brandt, his... [ Read More → ]
Purple Pilgrims Video and Spring Tour Info

Purple Pilgrims Video and Spring Tour Info

Purple Pilgrims.- s/t 8″ It has been said that ex-Christchurch now Hong Kong based sister duo of Clementine and Valentine Nixon is really a live act, with their haunting, heartfelt, carefully layered drone; pure enough to summon goosebumps. This outsider marble-fuzz project has reproduced the same wide eyed simple magic in these recordings. Songs of... [ Read More → ]
Royal Trux- Live Footage ca. Accellerator

Royal Trux- Live Footage ca. Accellerator

Taped in 1998 at The Point in Atlanta. The set ends with a cover of their now legendary rendition of “Money For Nothin.” Shout out to Marc Masters for this one! [ Read More → ]