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One week until Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television

  Just one week from today, on Saturday, February 7, the Videofreex exhibit opens at The Dorsky. That day, members of the Videofreex will come from New York, California, and D.C. (that’s me!) for the opening reception. Skip is driving up in what he’s dubbed the Videofreex Mini Media Bus. Join us at the Samuel […]

The Dorsky Museum announces Videofreex exhibit

The State University of New York at New Paltz has announced the upcoming Dorsky Museum exhibit on The Videofreex. Open February 9 through July 12, 2015. Check out the press release: The Dorsky Museum announces Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television exhibition

Videofreex featured on Clocktower Radio

Skip and Davidson appeared on Clocktower Radio this past weekend. Here Come the Videofreex co-creator Jon Nealon and Andrew Ingall, curator of the Videofreex exhibit at the Dorsky Museum, joined them. Check out their conversation at Second Sundays: Videofreex.

Here Come the Videofreex has arrived!

It’s official: Here Come the Videofreex! has arrived. Before I explain exactly what I mean, I want to go back four years. Attending a screening of Videofreex work at the Light Industry in Brooklyn, I met a guy named Jon Nealon who said he was interested in making a documentary about the group. I was […]

Quaking Aspens: An Autumnal Adventure in Archival Preservation

My involvement in the exhibition Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television (February 7-July 12, 2015) has led to a new preservation initiative: the multi-channel installation Quaking Aspens. This came about as a result of a Google search related to filmmaker Shirley Clarke whose process-oriented work in video had a strong influence on the Freex. That search took me to a […]

More pics: Video processing Tools book launch and discussion

In addition to the joy of old photos resurfacing, seeing new images is a great benefit of this whole Videofreex Partnership. The bonus with the latter is that I was actually alive when the events happened! Here are two examples of brand new pictures, taken at a book launch for The Emergence of Video Processing […]

Photos for the archives and museum

One of the membership perks of the Videofreex Partnership is seeing archival materials as they resurface. The images below are three that made the rounds of the Videofreex email inboxes lately. Both photos courtesy of Dave Jones, jonesvideo.com. Both photos courtesy of Dave Jones, jonesvideo.com.            

Videofreex and friends gather in NYC

  Thanks to a New York City visit by Videofreex member David Cort (a.k.a. DC), a small reunion took place on May 22. Fellow member Skip Blumberg wrote the message below to the group. Parry is of course Videofreex member Parry Teasdale, and the “doc” is the feature-length documentary Here Come the Videofreex. The report: […]

Video Processing Tools and Armpit Obscenities

Congratulations to Kathy High, Sherry Miller Hocking, and Mona Jimenez on the recent publication of The Emergence of Video Processing Tools: Television Becoming Unglued (Intellect Ltd., 2014), which provides a new angle on the history of art and technology. This two-volume study features stories about equipment and systems designed by artists and techies during the […]

Feminism and Early Video: Bumps on a Level Playing Field

Recently, I met scholar Deirdre Boyle, to discuss how the Dorsky exhibition can generate more discussion on the Videofreex and early video history. This would continue the momentum that Deirdre initiated with her essential book Subject to Change: Guerrilla Television Revisited (1997), and more recently as a participant in the SVA symposium We’re All Videofreex: […]