ETC: Experimental Television Center 1969-2009 is a compilation of groundbreaking electronic media work by 100 artists who have worked in the Center's Residency Program during the last 40 years. The collection offers a look at the evolution of the unique artist-designed sound and image tools that are the hallmark of the Center's studio and provides a view into the constantly changing artistic processes and practices that have shaped the work. This five-disc set, accompanied by a 132-page catalog, features titles by Nicholas Ray, Gary Hill, Kristin Lucas, LoVid, Aldo Tambellini and others.
This boxed-set DVD anthology brings together three of legendary filmmaker Ken Jacobs' major recent works. Jacobs explores depth perception and the act of viewing through the application of digital effects and 3D techniques to archival films. Whether undertaking archaeological journeys to the birth of cinema or scrutinizing the interstices of new digital technologies. Jacobs investigates and draws power from the mysteries of human vision.
This anthology is a boxed set of eleven DVDs featuring newly-commissioned works by leading artists who are among the most important figures working in film, video, and digital imagery today: Francis Alys, David Claerbout, Douglas Gordon, Gary Hill, Pierre Huyghe, Joan Jonas, Isaac Julien, William Kentridge, Paul McCarthy, Pipilotti Rist, Anri Sala.
Accompanying Beloff's year-long exhibition at the Coney Island Museum, this 128-page book traces the impact of Sigmund Freud's 1909 visit to Coney Island's Dreamland amusement park, and the activities of a little-known group—the Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society—that was founded in his honor. Illustrated with rare photographs, drawings and documents that shed new light on Coney Island's mythic history, the book includes a DVD compilation of nine of the Society's "Dream Films."
Founded by graduates of Lódz Film School in 1970, the Workshop of the Film Form helped define the moving image avant-garde in Poland in the 1970s. The Workshop was a pioneering and highly influential collective that promoted analytical experimentation in all modes of their multidisciplinary practices. Newly available, this DVD features seminal film works by key members of the Workshop, including Kazimierz Bendkowski, Wojciech Bruszewski, Pawel Kwiek, Józef Robakowski, and Ryszard Wasko.
Visions of Warhol presents scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by three pioneer avant-garde filmmakers and close friends of the artist. In this extraordinary compilation, Jonas Mekas creates an intimate chronicle of Warhol's life and social milieu over three decades; Willard Maas documents Warhol's seminal exhibition of silver balloons at Castelli Gallery; and Marie Menken records the artist in the process of creating some of his most famous works.
Vital Signals is a survey of the vibrant, interdisciplinary video art scene in Japan in the 1960s and '70s. Produced by EAI, the DVD anthology features sixteen works by fifteen Japanese artists, among them key figures such as Takahiko Iimura, Mako Idemitsu and Toshio Matsumoto. The DVD is accompanied by a 100-page, bilingual (English and Japanese) illustrated catalogue publication. Essays by Barbara London, Glenn Phillips, and Hirofumi Sakamoto draw out the unique art historical and cultural contexts of early Japanese video art, and its relation to film and other visual art forms. The Vital Signals DVD is organized in three parts: The Language of Technology, Open Television, and Body Acts. In technical experiments, activist statements, and conceptual performances, Japanese artists of the 1960s and '70s transformed the intangible—time, gesture, the electronic signal—into rich art-making material. The Vital Signals DVD anthology and catalogue publication illuminate this fertile period of creative engagement in Japan.
This boxed set features five of Acconci's seminal audio works from the 1960s and '70s. These early conceptual audio works, on five CDs, were restored by EAI. This set includes Running Tape, The American Gift, Under-History Lessons, Ten Packed Minutes, and The Gangster Sister from Chicago Visits New York (A Family Piece).