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Reflection on the 1969 CBS “Now Project” – 1972
Reflection on the 1969 CBS “Now Project” – 1972, by Nancy Cain (PDF)
Psychic in Retrospect
Afterword: Psychic in Retrospect, by Nancy Cain (PDF) A meditation on the power of video in the 21st century, written as a second Afterword to her 2011 memoir Video Days.
A Videofreex conspiracy at the Met
On November 9, 2018, a group gathered at the Met Breuer museum for a political art action event, viewing, and discussion of the Fred Hampton Interview tape by Videofreex (1969, 23 min, b&w). Flyer: JOIN THE Videofreex CONSPIRACY! details Slide show: “Join the Videofreex Conspiracy!” at the Met 11/9/18
Making maple syrup at Maple Tree Farm – the last spring
by Bart In the spring of 1978, our last at Maple Tree Farm, Chuck, Nancy and I, the only remaining Freex living there, tapped the trees surrounding the house in the typical way, using drills, pails and spiles that we cobbled, drilling holes in the trees, but not too many, and emptied the sap into […]
Early video series at Rhizome DC
Rhizome DC, in collaboration with the Videofreex, presented a series of early video screenings and discussions in 2018. From January to May, Rhizome hosted a monthly event in its cozy community venue in northwest Washington, DC. See the Videofreex at Rhizome Program
How did the Videofreex Archive get to VDB.org? herstory by Mary Curtis
By Skip According to phone conversation Mary Curtis and I recently had (with letters to and from MCR on file that verify some of the process): In 1998 or so, Curtis got curious about an edit of her and Cy Griffin’s September 1971 wedding, with footage from 5 or so portapaks covering the ceremony and […]
Visual Studies Workshop
By Bart Lovely in Rochester on April 22, 2017. Total of 35 rapt attendees. Including old friends Sandy R and R Simmons & Joan Lyons. Beautiful room, great big projection and gracious hosts. Treated me in style. I enjoyed film again and appreciate [Jon & Jenny’s] work and insights.
Berkeley Art Museum’s Pacific Film Archives
By Mary Curtis The April 19 screening at the Berkeley Art Museum’s Pacific Film Archive was terrific! Lots of peeps came that I know and other Berkeley early video freaks who appreciated the film. The audience asked really good questions and I had a great time answering them. It was my favorite Q & A. […]
Opening Night at Treize
Visitors packed the opening night (vernissage) of Videofreex: Processing Activist Images on Tuesday, January 10 at Treize in Paris. The exhibition runs through February 24, 2017. Watch Freex in Paris 10 janvier 2017 4-min slideshow w video by Skip Blumberg (https://vimeo.com/198990529).
Videofreex documentary wins Pioneer Award
On Sunday, October 30, “Here Come the Videofreex” received a special honor. The recognition came with the film’s screening during the Berkeley Video and Film Festival at the East Bay Media Center Performance Space. Before the documentary, Mel Vapour, co-owner of the Media Center, presented the Pioneer Award to Videofreex member Mary Curtis Ratcliff. Mary […]