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  • Opening of Exhibition 10 at the Houston Contemporary Art Museum

    Opening of Exhibition 10 at the Houston Contemporary Art Museum

    This tape contains footage from the opening of the Houston Contemporary Art Museum in 1972. Produced by Ant Farm, the piece is a half-hour scrapbook of the events taking place during the opening gala, including Ant Farm’s creation of a time capsule. The videomakers speak with attendees and artists about their involvement in the event. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Venice Beach #1]

    [The 90’s raw: Venice Beach #1]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. The tape begins with an interview about a CD-ROM produced in conjunction with Time Magazine that chronicles Operation Desert Storm. Then, Maxi Cohen tours California’s Venice Beach, showing us some of its usual characters. Included are: a man with a Safe Sex plant (with condoms for leaves); a “peace scroll,” a giant petition urging the United Nations to make peace in the Persian Gulf; a hip-hop dance group; and Echo Man, a man who has the ability to make his unaided voice sound as if it is echoing. Continue reading