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  • Media Burn by Ant Farm, 1975 edit

    Media Burn by Ant Farm, 1975 edit

    Original version of Ant Farm’s classic video art piece examining and satirizing the media, particularly the impact of television. On July 4, Independence Day, 1975, what a TV newscaster described as a “media circus” assembles at San Francisco’s Cow Palace Stadium. A pyramid of television sets are stacked, doused with kerosene, and set ablaze. Then a modified 1959 Cadillac El Dorado Biarritz, piloted by two drivers who are guided only by a video monitor between their bucket seats, smashes through the pyramid destroying the TV sets. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0003

    Image Union, episode 0003

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Cold Cows” by Franklin Miller, “Dr. John and Martha Faye” by David Obermeyer, “Christmas Morning in Sister Bay” by Dan Sandin, “The Santa Tapes” by Scott Jacobs, “Another Millionaire” by Tom Palazzolo, and “The Circus” by Jean Sousa. Continue reading

  • Five Day Bicycle Race

    Five Day Bicycle Race

    A documentary made at the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City, which was produced as a live 3-hour cablecast for five days during the convention. It was subsequently broadcast on WTTW and other PBS stations. It chronicles the events in and around the convention, and includes interviews with various delegates, politicians, members of the media, and people connected to Jimmy Carter, including Rosalynn Carter and Jeff Carter (Jimmy’s son). It also includes footage from the convention floor and demonstrators outside the convention, led by Ron Kovic. Continue reading

  • [Halsted Street TV Show guest booth]

    [Halsted Street TV Show guest booth]

    The Halsted Street TV Show was a video project started by Tom Weinberg and Scott Jacobs. At a storefront on Halsted Street in Chicago, independent videomakers and artists held screenings and discussions of their work. This tape is of a private booth where attendees could voice their opinions on the night’s show (the contents of which are not completely identified). Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0021

    Image Union, episode 0021

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Street Show Auditions” by Drew Brown, Annette Barbier, Jerry Moyemont, and Jim Fahrenwald, “Rock Against Racism” by Jim Nitti and Jim Pasta, “Voices of the People” by Nancy Cruz, Sandra Ortiz, Mirko Popadic, Sandra Rogers, and Denise Zaccardi, and “Continued to Death” by Scott Jacobs, Tony Medici, and Mirko Popadic. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0005

    Image Union, episode 0005

    Labor/work-focused compilation episode of Image Union featuring several segments from the Illinois Labor History Society, “It’s a Living” by Skip Blumberg and Jane Aaron, “Uno Mas” by Mike Torro, Iris Bruno, and Jose Claudio, and two excerpts from “Winnie Wright, Age 11” and “Trick Bag” by Kartemquin Films. Continue reading

  • Image Union: Human Hair

    Image Union: Human Hair

    Image Union broadcast of “Human Hair.” Produced as part of the Chicago Editing Center’s Artist-in-Residence program, the tape is a loosely connected experimental piece that borders most often on documentary. Cain and Friedman reference important issues of the day, such as the gasoline shortage and the meltdown at Three Mile Island. The tone of the tape is very light and often humorous. Note: This version was taped off the air and begins with a promo for “Masterpiece Theatre. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0001

    Image Union, episode 0001

    Hour long compilation episode of Image Union featuring “TV Magic Ballots” by Nate Herman and Warren Leming, “Assassins” with Joe Mantegna and Jack Wallace, “Chicago Blues” by Jim Passin and Nancy Grosse, work from Jane Veeder, excerpts from “Now We Live On Clifton” by Kartemquin Films, stopmotion animation, an interview by “My Sister’s Cutting Room” during a dog’s birthday party, and “The Bums” by Scott Jacobs and Valjean McLenighan 1976.

    The second half of the episode features “Electronic Masks” by Barbara Sykes, an excerpt from “Paper Roses” by Maxi Cohen and Joel Gold, and “Television Delivers People” by Richard Serra and Carlota Fay Schoolman. Continue reading