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Ministry at EXIT in Chicago,1984

Ministry at EXIT in Chicago,1984

Ministry live at Exit in Chicago, IL on December 20, 1984 By: Scott Kiernan   Setlist: Intro All Day Do You Even Like It? Cold Life The Nature of Love Revenge (Everyday Is) Halloween I Will Do Anything For You Work For Love Here We Go Ricky’s Hand (Fad Gadget cover) I’m Falling According to notes... [ Read More → ]
Finissage and video screening with Boris Groys at e-flux

Finissage and video screening with Boris Groys at e-flux

Boris Groys, Religion as Medium, 2006. Still from video. Boris Groys Religion and Medium and Iconoclastic Delight January 14, 2012, 4–6 PM e-flux 311 East Broadway 2nd Floor New York NY 10002 212 619 3356 Boris Groys will introduce a screening of his video essays Religion and Medium (2006) and Iconoclastic Delights (2002) this Saturday,... [ Read More → ]
Music Vids 2011

Music Vids 2011

Class Actress- Weekend 10. Unknown Mortal Orchestra- “Ffunny Ffrends” 9. Anika- “Terry” 8. Grimes- “Vanessa” 7. Austra- “Beat and the Pulse” 6. Badd Energy- “Third Eye” 5. HTRK- “Synthetik” 4. Young Boys- “Bring Em Down” 3. Street Chant- “Less Chat More Sewing” 2. Throwing Up- “Mother Knows Best” 1. Friends- “I’m His Girl” [ Read More → ]
2011 in Video Art

2011 in Video Art

Angela Bermuda- Ruined Maps Bangwash- Retinaball Penny Siopis, Communion   Christian Jankowski- Casting Jesus- Lisson Gallery Sexy Sax Man Yemenwed- Pharma from the No Image, Commercial Breaks Series Liz Wendelbo- ‘Sets and Lights’ Series, but #1 is probably my favorite: Dara Friedman- Dancer- Gavin Brown’s Enterprise Hennessey Youngman- Art Thoughtz Series Christian Marclay- The Clock-... [ Read More → ]
Oneohtrix Point Never at MoMA

Oneohtrix Point Never at MoMA

Oneohtrix at MoMA Oneohtrix Point Never played MOMA last night, as part of a multimedia performance with SF visual artist Nate Boyce. Russian Mind (scored by Oneohtrix Point Never) Nate Boyce is represented by Altman Siegel in SF. Photos by Erez Avissar. [ Read More → ]
2 Different Ways

2 Different Ways

I realize that these two videos have absolutely nothing to do with each other; BUT they represent the cream that has risen to the top of my mush-brain for the day, and that’s reason enough to post. [ Read More → ]
Cable Access XMAS Video Mix

Cable Access XMAS Video Mix

When I saw Miss Velma’s Christmas in America a coupla years ago at Light Industry, I was elated. Miss Velma preached “The Miracle of God’s Youth”. She was a messenger of life, hope, faith, and miracles– for old people. Her later telecasts provided live testimonies of people who have allegedly had the aging process reversed... [ Read More → ]
Chris and Cosey at the Diogenes Club, Holland 1988

Chris and Cosey at the Diogenes Club, Holland 1988

  Creative Technology Institute (now called Institute for Creative Technology) Diogenes Club Diogenes Club, Arnham Holland Set list: Sleeping Stephen Arcade Vengeance Beatnik Club Workout Confession Obsession Dancing On Your Grave Beatbeatbeat   More Chris and Cosey posts by Straight to Video: Here Here and TG Reissues Here [ Read More → ]
Cool Jazz City

Cool Jazz City

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A New EVR

A New EVR

What follows is a doctored press release, much of which I either disagree with, question, have criticisms about, and opinions to add.  My reactions follow the press release in red. Via e-Flux: After seven years as a traveling project, e-flux video rental (EVR) has found a permanent home at Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana. Donated to... [ Read More → ]
DanceR(equired)

DanceR(equired)

  Pina Bausch, founder of Tanztheater was not interested in how people moved, but rather, what moved them. Like Bausch, Friedman’s new 16mm film Dancer manifests dancers’ internal monologues through self-scripted movement. Dancer is the most recent film from a  new body of work that focuses primarily on performance and public space. But there’s so... [ Read More → ]
Videobytes

Videobytes

Videobytes at Russ & Daughters: 179 East Houston Street With work that spans a fifty-year period, Videobytes features pieces by internationally renowned experimental filmmakers Robert Breer and Harry Smith, conceptual artists John Baldessari and Gordon Matta-Clark, and a younger generation of video and performance artists including Kate Gilmore, Hiraki Sawa and Susana Mendes Silva. The common... [ Read More → ]
Kuchar and MoMA

Kuchar and MoMA

Tonight: MoMA presents A Celebration of George Kuchar: Rambunctious Rarities, Moody Masterpieces to coincide with the exhibition Pagan Rhapsodies, opening this weekend at PS1 Planned prior to the artist’s recent death, this past September, George Kuchar: Pagan Rhapsodies includes many of the artist’s most important works, including films, videos, and works on paper. A presentation of Kuchar’s films... [ Read More → ]
Public Video: The High Line Channel

Public Video: The High Line Channel

The High Line park recently announced they will host a daily program of outdoor video art this winter.  Called the “High Line Channel,” a curated series of art films, videos, recorded historic works, and new video pieces will be screened from dusk to 10pm on various buildings just east of the High Line at West... [ Read More → ]

Straight to You Tube

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Nunvember NYC

Nunvember NYC

So, I recently re-formatted this site, and for whatever reason– I lost a significant amount of content. One of the missing posts  listed the details about the Flying Nun 30th Events in NYC.So I will re-post the latest below.   Here’s the latest: 11/8: Open Deck DJ Night at Daddy’s Bar, BK. Bring yr favorite... [ Read More → ]
Show and Tell with Steina

Show and Tell with Steina

October 16, 2011 7:30p Anthology Film Archives October 17, 2011, 6:00p Clocktower Gallery Anthology welcomes video pioneer Steina for a special presentation and screening. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1940, Steina studied violin and music theory, and in 1959 attended the Czechoslovak State Music Conservatory, where she met her husband Woody Vasulka. Together they moved... [ Read More → ]
Badd Energy on Flying Nun

Badd Energy on Flying Nun

It was partially revealed today that psyche-stone-riff-rappers Badd Energy will be releasing a new single and a music video tomorrow through Flying Nun. Badd Energy are Sam Moore, Coco Solid, Trixie Darko and J.Suave. They formed in 2009, and released their energetic debut ‘Tropic of Scorpio’ that year; the quartet seems to have now been... [ Read More → ]
Anthology this week

Anthology this week

Abigail Child in  Millennium Film Journal, No. 22 (Winter/Spring 1989/90)   There’s tons of great stuff happening at Anthology this week: Tuesday, Oct 11: FixC presents “Fixation” (programs 1&2) FixC is an independent artist cooperative based in Helsinki, which was launched to generate, distribute, and promote video art, media art, and experimental cinema, and to... [ Read More → ]
Sanja Iveković: Sweet Violence

Sanja Iveković: Sweet Violence

Sanja Iveković. Personal Cuts. 1982. Video (black and white and color, sound), 3:40 min. Courtesy the artist. © 2011 Sanja Iveković MoMA announced the first museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Sanja Iveković (b. 1949, Zagreb), which will cover four decades of the artist’s remarkable career. A feminist, activist, and video... [ Read More → ]
Hero's dead

Hero’s dead

“I work on my tan in isolation” George Kuchar http://mubi.com/notebook/posts/george-kuchar-1942-2011 [ Read More → ]

Oz

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Industrial Records Announces it’s Official Re-activation, Re-releases Catalog Sept. 26th

I was pretty confused when I found a brand new copy of The Second Annual Report recently at the Philadelphia Record Exchange with an Industrial Records insignia printed on the back cover. Went to TG’s website and found that the band’s label is currently being reactivated: Industrial Records hereby announces it’s official re-activation. IR is... [ Read More → ]

Kuchars Rooftop Screening

Wednesday, August 31 · 8:30pm – 11:00pm Silvershed’s [GORGEOUS] Roof 119 West 25th Street New York, NY GEORGE & MIKE KUCHAR Lovers of Eternity, 1964 Lust for Ecstasy, 1964 GEORGE KUCHAR Hold Me While I’m Naked, 1966 …MARIE LOSIER Electrocute Your Stars, 2004 (starring George Kuchar) Program approx. 95mins.   Since the age of 12,... [ Read More → ]
Portal: Perspectives on Video Performance

Portal: Perspectives on Video Performance

Portal is a cross-platform project inviting artists, writers and audiences interested in time-based art – video, new media, sound and performance – to engage in a series of exhibitions, performances and symposia, surveying the changing nature of art in the digital world. In recent years, we have seen the increasingly radical transformation and re-organisation of... [ Read More → ]
Light Industry presents a McLuhan screening at the New Museum

Light Industry presents a McLuhan screening at the New Museum

  Light Industry at the New Museum: This Is Marshall McLuhan: The Medium Is the Massage Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 7pmThis Is Marshall McLuhan: The Medium Is the Massage Ernest Pintoff, 16mm, 1967, 54 mins Introduced by Alex KitnickThis Is Marshall McLuhan: The Medium Is the Massage premiered in 1967 as one of the... [ Read More → ]
Lights In Motion: Rarities from the Howard Wise Gallery at EAI

Lights In Motion: Rarities from the Howard Wise Gallery at EAI

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Noon – 7 pm Program repeats hourly. On the 40th anniversary of EAI’s incorporation on August 17, 1971, EAI pays tribute to founder Howard Wise and the Howard Wise Gallery with a special screening of rare and never-before-screened archival materials, including films of kinetic art works, interviews, and documentation of the... [ Read More → ]
Per-son-age: Video exhibition at Famous Accountants

Per-son-age: Video exhibition at Famous Accountants

Per-son-age 6:00pm – 10:00pm Famous Accountants Gallery 1673 Gates Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385   Curated by Rico Gatson per-son-age/ persenij (noun) A person (often used to express their significance, importance, or elevated status) Per-son-age is an exhibition of videos in which the artist is the primary performer. Historically artists such as Bruce Nauman, Adrian Piper,... [ Read More → ]
Straight to Video 1

Straight to Video 1

I’ve been organizing an exhibition of music videos from Columbus, OH. The main impetus for the exhibition is to digitize previously un-transferred material that is at risk of entropy and/or deterioration. The digitized footage will then be gifted to a few archives after the exhibition for access and posterity. Some of the artists that I... [ Read More → ]
McLuhan’s Centennial

McLuhan’s Centennial

Today marks the centennial of one of the most charismatic, controversial and original thinkers of our time. Marshall McLuhan is universally regarded as the father of communications and media studies and prophet of the information age.  His remarkable perception propelled him onto the international stage, during the 1960s, and there hasn’t been a more influential... [ Read More → ]