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  • Pop Video Test: Chicago Video Art, part 2

    Pop Video Test: Chicago Video Art, part 2

    “The Pop Video Test” was a joint effort between Scott Jacobs and Tom Weinberg of the Chicago Editing Center, and the Video Group of the Bell and Howell Corporation. This cooperative effort between the independent video community and a corporate video distributor was intended to test the viability of the home video market. The videomakers assembled ten hours of video pieces meant as an alternative to available pre-recorded programming (ie Hollywood movies). Fifty VCR owners in the Chicago area agreed to examine and review the tapes. Test viewers then received the programming two hours at a time, in groupings labeled Video Art, Documentary, Entertainment, and Potpourri. Continue reading

  • Clouds & Crickets – Arrow – Fire

    Clouds & Crickets – Arrow – Fire

    Three abstract video art pieces using image processing by Cindy Neal. Clouds & Crickets (2 min), Arrow (8 min, silent), and Fire (2 min).
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  • d/stabilize/d


    “d/stabilize/d is a document of a 3-channel video installation with stereo sound which premiered at ARC Gallery in Chicago in 1987. d/stabilize/d offered the viewer a chaotic environment poised on the verge of balance. Entering the gallery, one was immediately confronted by a nonsensical arrangement of floating doors, doorways and monitors. On the monitors, random fragments of natural phenomena, such as fire and pounding surf, were set in opposition to more domestic scenes of deterioration, centering on a farmhouse in ruins. A further exploration of the space revealed these elements, as subtly engaged in a systemic and coherent exchange between order and disorder, harmony and imbalance.”–Barbara Sykes Continue reading

  • Sample Reel

    Sample Reel

    Compilation tape. The first twelve minutes are related to Anda Korsts’ Artaud video project. The last ten minutes are projects done by Megan Williams and Wendy Appel. Continue reading

  • [Video letter to Barbara London]

    [Video letter to Barbara London]

    Anda Korsts and Mark Fausner sit down in front of the camera for a video letter to Barbara London, the video and media curator for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. London had requested information on the role of Videopolis in Chicago’s video development for an upcoming exhibition on Chicago video. Continue reading

  • Nam June Paik: #1 Video Artist

    Nam June Paik: #1 Video Artist

    Tribute to video artist Nam June Paik. Skip Blumberg speaks with Paik’s friends, peers, and collaborators as they discuss the artist’s life, work, and influence. Interviews are often shown alongside excerpts from Paik’s own videos. Features: Bill Rabinovich, Paul Gamin, Yoko Ono, Kit Fitzgerald, John Hanhardt, Olga Mazurkiewicz, Doctor Videovich, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Beryl Korot, Bill Viola, Carlotta Schoolman, Merce Cunningham, Carolee Schneeman, Russel Connor, Dimitri Devyatkin, Wulf Herzogenrath, Bob Harris, Barbara London, Gary O’Grady, Nina Sobell, Liz Phillips, Raphaele Shirley, and C.T Lui. Continue reading

  • [Kirby / MacArthur Meeting]

    [Kirby / MacArthur Meeting]

    May 11-12, 1990, Chicago. Raw footage of a planning committee for a 24-hour, innovative independent TV channel, composed of various independent videomakers and William T. Kirby of the MacArthur Foundation. People pictured onscreen include: Virgil Grillo, Dee Dee Halleck, Dee Davis, Jon Alpert, John Schwartz, Bill Kirby, Lillian Jimenez, Tom Weinberg, Jim Martin, Steve Pearce, and Woody Wickham. Continue reading