Tag Archives: Videofreex

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 […]

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: […]

Freex Out! : Social Engagement and Public Program Planning

We held our first meeting at SUNY New Paltz on April 24, 2014 to present exhibition themes to campus and off-campus partners, and to introduce ideas for related public programs and participatory activities. Engagement opportunities are essential for the success of Videofreex: The Art of Guerilla Television. Perhaps the most important contribution that Freex made […]

Fred Hampton on Black Panther Party leadership

“We don’t produce buffoons, we produce leaders,” says Fred Hampton, a 21-year-old leader of the Black Panther Party in Illinois, to the Videofreex in 1969. “…It’s a type of flowing power.” By special request, here is a clip from that video. The full interview is available from the Video Data Bank in Chicago.   NOTE: Videos or images that […]

We’re All Videofreex a success

The event We’re All Videofreex at the School of Visual Arts drew artists and mediaphiles from way back and just now, listening to stories and media philosophies. And, of course, watching video. The theater held 70 to 80 audience members for most of the panels, and more than 100 for the screening. Attendees milled and […]