We’re All Videofreex, a symposium coming up November 1 at the School of Visual Arts on West 23rd Street in New York, will bring together more than video enthusiasts and film students. Videofreex members and their progeny from three states and the District of Columbia will be there. The makers of the upcoming documentary on the Videofreex will be there. The final program schedule reveals that even the storied Don West will be there.
This second generation Freex member is definitely looking forward to it.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
School of Visual Arts
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY
4pm Part I: “Subject to Change”: Challenging Media
Moderated by Ron Simon
With Don West, radical editor Ray Mungo and Videofreex members Nancy Cain and Parry Teasdale
When CBS executive Don West recruited the Videofreex to produce Subject to Change (1969), media and journalism were at a critical turning point. Panelists will respond to the rejected pilot and the Videofreex’s subsequent founding of Lanesville TV as both evidence and impetus of the challenges posed to traditional media and journalism by a growing counter-culture and the invention of portable video.
5:45pm Part II: Re-Writing History
With Jon Nealon, Jenny Raskin and the Videofreex: Skip Blumberg, Nancy Cain, David Cort, Mary Curtis Ratcliff, Bart Friedman, Davidson Gigliotti, Parry Teasdale, Carol Vontobel and Ann Woodward
Following a screening of Videofreex Pirate TV Show: Re-Writing History, a compilation of clips from the collective’s videos by member Skip Blumberg, the Videofreex will take questions from the audience. Jon Nealon and Jenny Raskin will present the trailer for their upcoming documentary, Here Come the Videofreex.
7:15pm Part III: Real Time: Video After the Videofreex
Moderated by David A. Ross
With media historian Dierdre Boyle, documentarian Elizabeth Coffman, artist and Rhizome founder Mark Tribe and Videofreex members Skip Blumberg and Davidson Gigliotti
How has portable video shaped the way we see and are seen? Panelists will discuss the Videofreex’s legacy in the history of video art and their renewed resonance in the context of contemporary social media and social change.