Jaime Davidovich is a conceptual, video and installation artist, as well as a pioneering activist for the potential of artist-run, local cable television programming. Davidovich was a founding member of Cable SoHo (1976) and president of the Artists' Television Network (1978). His own cable access show, a weekly variety program called The Live! Show, aired on Manhattan Cable Television from 1979 until 1984. In the guise of his alter-ego, Dr. Videovich, Davidovich hosted the show, which featured performances by and interviews with art world personalities, live phone-ins and a home-shopping segment from which he sold his collection of TV-related kitsch. full biography
at The SVA Theatre
in association with
The Armory Show & Volta NY
333 West 23rd Street
(between 8th & 9th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Sunday, March 6, 2011, 4:05 pm - 5:05 pm
For Armory Week, EAI presented a screening program at Artprojx Cinema featuring some of the newest additions to its extensive collection of artists' video. The hour-long program featured works newly added to the EAI archive by a multi-generational group of artists including Jaime Davidovich, Andrew Lampert, Kristin Lucas, Cynthia Maughan, Takeshi Murata and Martha Rosler.
Artprojx Cinema, a new collaborative venture with The Armory Show and VOLTA NY, presented a screening program of over 80 artists' films and videos from over 40 galleries participating at the fairs and leading international public arts organizations and curators.
Anthology Film Archives 32 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Thursday, May 13, 2010, 7:30 pm
ALL CIRCUITS ON, a screening series co-produced by Anthology Film Archives and Electronic Arts Intermix, celebrated Jaime Davidovich's unique approach to art and television with Adventures of the Avant-Garde, an eye-popping art-historical tour through the golden days of television and radical art in the 20th century. Bridging the divide between asceticism and philistinism, parody and homage, Adventures presented an exuberant career-spanning vision summing up Davidovich's iconoclastic view of video art, characterized by a statement by Marcel Duchamp: "I've been in it the whole time and I sill want to get rid of it."
The NY Art Book Fair
Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15th Street at 10th Avenue, 3rd Floor
(between 9th & 10th Avenues)
New York City
Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26, 2008
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to participate in The 2008 New York Art Book Fair. EAI will present a special program of videos that considers issues of access, circulation and obsolescence. The program explores "out of print" art and media, in the form of limited edition videos, site-specific installations, Internet searches, one-off broadcasts, and ephemeral actions and performances that exist only as documents or artifacts.
Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue
New York, NY
Thursday, September 11, 2008, 7:30 pm
Dr. Videovich, also known as Jaime Davidovich, got in on the video scene in the early 1970s. His television apotheosis was as Dr. Videovich, host of the weekly variety program THE LIVE! SHOW, which featured interviews, opinions and performances with real and invented personalities from the art world, along with live call-ins, art lessons, and the Video Shop, which sold television-related kitsch. Davidovich will be live, screening a specially prepared collection of rare grooves.
Organized by Rebecca Cleman (EAI) & Andrew Lampert (Anthology), ALL CIRCUITS ON is a collaborative series of Anthology Film Archives and EAI. It is funded by Experimental Television Center's Presentation Funds, which is supported by public funds from the Electronic Media and Film Program of the New York State Council on the Arts. Special thanks to Sherry Miller Hocking.