|Artists Television Network (ATN)
Collection Dates: 1976-1984
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Acquisition and Processing Information: Gift of ATN in 1986.
Scope and Contents
This collection preserves very early artists' video presented on New York City television cable channels. This is thought to have been the first cable venue used in this way. An initial informal organization grew into an incorporated not-for-profit entity in 1976 and was dissolved in 1984.
Cable SoHo was organized by exhibition facilities like The Kitchen, Global Village, and Anthology Film Archives; Robert Stevens, Jaime Davidovich, Douglas Davis, and Jude Quintiere were key players. Cable programming started 12-9-1976 and ran on Manhattan Cable’s Public Access Channels until early 1977. Jaime Davidovitch served as executive producer. In late 1976 Artists Television Network (ATN) was incorporated with individuals associated with Cable Soho organizations and others on an Advisory Board. Davidovich, who trained as a video artist in Argentina, served as president. ATN was a non-profit corporation supported by New York Council of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. In April 1978 programming began to run on Manhattan Cable’s and Teleprompter’s Cable channel 10.
In 1979 and 1982-1983 "SoHo Television presents The Live! Show" was shown once a week on Manhattan’s Cable channel J. This was a variety program with news, art performance, live phone-ins, and guest appearances. In 1982 Hans Breder, University of Iowa professor of art and director of the Corroboree Gallery and Multimedia Studios, sponsored a national three-hour, live, interactive, satellite teleconference, “The Artist and Television,” with links in Los Angeles, Iowa City, and Manhattan.
In 1984 the Artists Television Network was discontinued, and in 1986 the ATN video collection was donated to Iowa.
In the late 1990s all of the early U-matic tapes, by then in a near-obsolete format, were re-recorded by the VidiPax Company. A Betamax version was made for conservation purposes and a VHS version for reference use. In a few cases -- noted in this inventory -- the Beta copy has since been used to create a reference DVD. Between 2001 and 2008, a small number of tapes were digitized with a consevation quality recording made to DVCam tape with DVD reference copies. In 2007-2009 a larger number of tapes were digitized with uncompressed, conservation versions stored on servers or DVCam tapes and DVDs made for reference use. Tapes that have been digitized are indicated in this inventory with the phrase, Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 200[#]. A bar-code label has been assigned to each of the conservation files; this number can be retrieved from the matching InfoHawk record.
The following inventory of the tapes in the collection was compiled by Ursula Hardt, Artists Television Programs Coordinator, in January-February 1988 and was edited, multiple times, into its current format by S. Huttner beginning in December 2000.
First posted to the Internet in 2007.
Box Contents List
Notes on the inventory:
Items re-recorded by VidiPax are identified as “VidiPax Job #:Reel #, e.g., [VidiPax 1075:4]. As of December 1999, all ½ inch reel-to-reel and “antique” U-matic tapes had been converted to Betamax tapes for conservation purposes with VHS copies made for reference use. As noted above, some of these are also now available in DVCam and DVD formats.
The original tapes were transferred to Iowa in a group of banker's boxes labeled A to X and AA to FF. A second, smaller, group of unlabeled boxes, whose contents were not listed on Hardt's original survey, was sent later. Hardt had identifed tapes in Boxes A to X as "Master" copies, those in Boxes AA to FF as "Dubs." The present version of the guide brings the recordings together, as much as possible, by program series, artist, or sponsoring organization and then by date. Tapes sent to Iowa in the second shipment (with unlabeled boxes) are identified here as “ADD”.
Abramović, Marina & Ulay (F. Uwe Laysiepen). AAAA-AAAA. Man and woman on knees, facing each other and saying “AAAAh” simultaneously, and more and more loudly, as faces get closer and closer to each other. Begins without titles at 35'35" and ends without credits at 48’35” on Kitchen Center video shelved under Belgium Video. Abramovic b 1946 in Belgrade (YU); 1965-1970 studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Belgrade (YU); texts, drawings and conceptual works from 1968; performances from 1973; 1973-1975 taught at the Academy of Fine Arts, Novi Sad (YU); now lives in the U.S. Ulay (F. Uwe Laysiepen) b 1943 in Solingen; 1962-1968 studied photography after an apprenticeship as a mechanical engineer; worked in the fields of experimental photography, film and environment until 1975; Professor at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe since 1998. "Marina Abramovic and Ulay have made themselves again and again the topic of performances and actions. Gender specific roles, the opposing models of male and female body are being questioned in public up to its physical and psychic limits. The borderline between art and life seems to be extremely thin, especially considering how often a real danger becomes part of the artistic concept. Marina Abramovic and Ulay irritate profoundly the visitors of a performance when they beat each other until exhaustion or physically clash. The duration of time stretches endlessly so that the sheer physical impact is extreme. The performances rely on radical introspection and artistic exhibition at the same time, which only documents their long symbiotic relationship as a couple: 'Art Vital—no fixed living-place, permanent movement, direct contact, local relation, self-selection, passing limitations, taking risks, mobile energy, no rehearsal, no predicted end, no repetition.' This artistic credo from 1976 on their body of work entitled 'Relation Work' addresses the singularity of their performances. Video is the medium of recording and direct communication, rendering the intensity and duration of the performances." Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2008.
Acconci, Vito. See: Poser, Steven Conversations.
Alchemical Television. 27’05”. BOX N.
----. Song for Lao Tzu. 3'50" [Ends at 4'30" on VHS re-recoding]. No intro or titles. Anderson introduces “reversible sound” [strings of sound that, like palindromes for letters, sound the same when reversed]. She plays a "taper violin" – has an audio head on the violin and her bow has an audio wire recording that can be played in either direction. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX I re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:5]
---- with Jaime Davidovich, Tomiyo Sasaki. 3 Short Pieces. Begins with SoHo TV intro and tiles spelling “A,” “R”, “T.” Laurie Anderson establishes a beat with a hammer; U.S. map in background. Beat changes, light dims, and Anderson’s face is illuminated in glow of wrist watch. Segment ends at 2”35 on DVD. Davidovich piece begins with close up on eyes moving to an African/Caribbean beat; video then changes to finger and visual effects. Ends 4’5” on DVD. Tomiyo Sasaki has woman blowing gum bubbles, moves to abstract profile of male and female blowing bubbles. Ends 5’30”. Re-recordings of "antique" U-matic BOX EE [ VidiPax 1665 #4] and BOX CC [VidiPax 1665 #9] to Beta and VHS are duplicates and shelved under "Anderson."
----. Watch Piece. 1'04". BOX M. [Same as 3 Short Pieces?].
----. Violin Piece. 2'14". BOX T. [i.e., Song for Lao Tzu?].
----. 2 small performance pieces. 2 takes each. Original recording. BOX H.
---- and Steven Poser. See Poser, Steven Conversations.
Apple, Jackie. Alternatives in Retrospect: An Historical Overview 1969-1975. Part One. 29’. ADD. Summary: primarily concerned with documenting the influence of the 112 Greene Street and 98 Greene Street galleries founded by Jeffrey Lew in 1970. These were basically large, unfinished spaces with activities in them essentially uncontrolled by Lew (although some organization appeared over time as artists collaborated on shows and activities). The foundational piece was a street sculpture by Gordon Matta-Clark, "Open House" (1972; reconstructed at the New Museum by Richard Nonas and friends in May 1981). The video has captioned images of Nonas, Ted Greenwald, Dickey Landry, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Grosvenor, Ned Smyth, Kenward Emslie, Bill Beckley, Glenda Hydler, among others. Works shown include "Southern Champ" (1973), "Flying Machine" by Suzanne Harris (1973), "Umbrella Piece" (a spontaneous piece using the Open House installation and described via telephone by Tina Girouard); "Blue Hole" and "Walls Wallpaper II" by Patlernas (1972-1974), Jene Highstein's "Two Horizontals" (1974), "Song for a Sliding Board" (1972), "For Art & Science" (1972), "Family Photo Pieces" by Roger Welch (1972), and a painting by George Schneeman (1973). The final third of the video is build around an interview with gallery owner Holly Solomon at the opening of the 1981 New Museum exhibition. Credits: Introduction and Lew interview: camera and sound by Dieter Froese. Opening night at New Museum: camera, Steve Brown; lighting, Robert Burden; sound, Bruce Tovsky; producing, Steve Brown. Video and sound editing, Jacki Apple and Dieter Froese; additional post-production, Bruce Tovsky; direction and production, Jacki Apple. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
----. Alternates in Retrospect: Six Works at Apple 1969-1973. Part Two. 27’. Summary: a concatenation of materials about each of six projects. Billy Apple, "Manhattan Street Class" (daily collecting of broken glass later sorted and arranged; July-October 1970); Billy Apple, Geoff Hendricks, Jerry Vis, "Matter Transformation," (March 1971) and Billy Apple, Geoff Hendricks, Jerry Vis, "Matter Transformation #2" (March 1972), sorting and arranging broken glass; Jerry Vis, "Transplant" (arranging and changing 100 poinsettia plants; December 1971); Billy Apple, "Two Simultaneous Events" (i.e., "Flooring Scrubbing" and "Artwiser/Artweiser," (October 1971); and Davi Det Hompson, "Whisper/Writing," performed and interpreted by David Troy (February 1972). Credits: Manhattan Street Class: photographs, Kingsley Fairbridge; film, ABC-TV (NYC); Matter Transformation: photographs by Billy Apple, Geoff Hendricks, Jerry Vis; Transplant: photographs by Jerry Vis; Floor Scrubbing: photographs by Jacki Apple; video camera, Michael Keefe, Piroska Mihalka; editing, Jacki Apple, Joost Davidson; sound, Bruce Tovsky; technical assistance, Joost Davidson; Artwiser/Artweiser: film, David Troy; Whisper/Writing: video, Steve Brown; lighting, Robert Burden; sound Bruce Tovsky; editing, Jacki Apple, Dieter Froese. Edited by Jacki Apple and Bruce Tovsky; production and post-production facilities at Concordia University Montreal, Young Filmmakers, Inc., Artmusic Media Center. Directed and produced by Jacki Apple. ADD copy re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
--- and Dara Brinbaum. Performances from the Franklin Furnace. 1978. 27'. BOX F. Description: Performances at Franklin Furnace, edited and intercut, by Matt Mullican (3-16-1978), Mimi Smith (6-1-1978); and Guy de Cointent (5-9-1978). Mullican opens with a brief pantomime but most of his program is an explanation of his iconography, displayed on a wall behind him. Smith acts as a newscaster, with clips on a monitor beside her, while an off-camera voice contributes words at a slow rhythm. de Cointent (with a second woman, not identified) gives dramatic readings of texts composed solely of numbers and letters. Credits: Stephen Korns, camera; Arts Intermix, post production electronic; Dara Birnbaum, David Reibman, editing; Jacki Apple, Dara Birnbaum, direction; Jacki Apple, producer. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
April, Jay, interview with: Hartford, Conn., 1981. 5'25". BOX M.
Art Video Performance: Selection no. l. Christa Maiwald, Susan Russell. BOX F
Artist/Music Television. Series produced by Carole Ann Klonarides; videotapes by:
---- Advanced Television, Pat Ivers, Emily Armstrong. BOX R
---- Advanced Television. Pat Ivers. 28': Short Tapes, Live Takes. BOX F
---- Aldighieri, Merrill; Joe Tripician. 28'12". BOX D
---- Beckman, Kenn; Robert Sheff. 1982."South of La Honda Copacetic/Origin Still Unknown;" Music: Blue Gene Tyranny. BOX G
---- Beckman, Kenn. Music by Blue Gene Tyranny. 27'30". BOX D
---- Dougherty, Paul. Z-Co. Productions; Chic; Pulsallama; Pil; Interprobe; videotape by Serge van de Velde, "Symphony for a Teat"/27'33" BOX E
----. [Fitzgerald, Kit, & John Sanborn]. 29’. 1982. Produced by Carole Ann Klonarides; videotapes by Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanford. Ears to the Ground (David Van Tieghem uses drumsticks to create rhythms down New York streets: eating sidewalks, walls, mail boxes, phone booths, lights, signs, etc.) Credits at 4’50”: produced and directed by KF and JS; conceived and performed by David Van Tieghem. “Secretary” / Wayne Hays Blues starring Jill Kroesen. Credits at 8’8”: produced by Jill Kroesen and Peter Gordon; Jill Kroesen Peter Gordon Eric Franck Productions; video by KF and JS. Love of Life Orchestra: Siberia (music against an abstractionist background) Credits at 11’50”: music by Peter Gordon; produced by Peter Gordon and David Van Tieghem: a lolo. Eric Franck Production; video by KF and JS. Love of Life Orchestra: The Long Island (montage of musicians on electronic instruments intercut with country scenes, water, street scenes, etc.) Credits at 14’34”: music by Peter Gordon; produced by Peter Gordon and David Van Tieghem: a lolo. Eric Franck Production; video by KF and JS. STATIC and EPISODE (two short videos -- about 7’-- the first about a man and woman meeting is cut very abruptly, the second about the couple forming and breaking up, cut fluidly; overlaid titles but little spoken dialogue). No credits. Sax and Violins (saxophone, percussion, and woman vocalist intercut) No credits. [Heartbeat] (abrupt cut at 24’11’ to man at desk with animated desk pad, apparently remembering fragments of a romance seen through the pad). Credits at 28’6”: King Crimson “Heartbeat’ [song]; video by KF an JS, video editor John Zieman. Box L re-recorded to Beta and VHS (VidiPax 1075:1); Box P. The Kitchen Movie Catalog identifies this tape as "Antartica, volume 1" (although "Heartbeat" is not mentioned among contents).
---- Libin, Charlie. Intake Productions. Polyrock. 2 Yous. Melon. Plastics. B 52's. 27'30". BOX Q
---- Lister, Ardele."Split". 20'. Videotape by Marshall Reese & Sam Zappas: "The Table Has Legs". 5'10". Total tape time: 26'32". BOX R
---- Schanzenbach, Robin. 27'56". BOXES R; FF.
---- Schmidlapp, David, & Maureen Nappi. 27'13". BOX E
---- Smith, Michael; Mark Fischer. It Starts at Home. 25'36". BOX L
---- Steinberg, Ed. Soft Focus Productions. 27'58" BOX S
---- Tonkonow, Leslie. "Wired". 9'. Film transfer to video by Jennifer Ley. 18'. BOX R
---- Von Heflin. First Program. 28': with intro. BOX E.
---- Whitler, Graehme. Ralph Records. 27'43”. Box H
Artists & Television
---- Satellite Conference. 10-22-82. Corroboree: Produced by Rick Hindman, Hans Breder, Iowa City, Los Angeles, New York City. BOX R.
---- Satellite Conference/ Tape no. 1 of 3 BOX I
---- Tape no. 2 of 3. BOX I
---- Tape no. 3 of 3. 60’; original recording BOX N
---- Part 1. 10-22-82/NY Cable/original recording BOX R
---- Part 2. 10-22-82/NY Cable / Box F
---- Part 2. 10-22-82/ New York Cable/Recording from TV Receiver, New York; Master recorded from Receiver BOX F
---- Part 3. 10-22-82/New York Cable/Recording from New York Cable Receiver; original recording. BOX N
---- Satellite Teleconference Audio Ch. l & 2. BOX C
---- First Nationwide Art Program. 5'. BOX M
---- National Cablecast, 1982. 25'. BOX R
---- Compilation Tape, Access Choices. 50': BOXES AA; ADD
---- Compilation Tape, Access Choices. Total tape time: 50': Paul Tschinkel/ Paper Tiger Reading by TV Guide/ SoHo Television/ Van Gogh Video/ Cast Iron TV/ Communication Update/ Book Reading/ The Live! Show/ Crank Call Show/ Stiff Stiff/Vole Show/ BOX DD
---- Art & Television Composite Tape.30'. BOX B
---- edited version. 22': "antique" U-matic BOX BB
---- Perspectives: The Artist and Television, Iowa City. Dub.
---- The Artist & Television. Edited versions, prepared by Rick Hindman: Program no. 1 up to no.233: 10'05"; Program no. 2 from no. 233: 21'30". BOX K
---- Artists & Television. 26'35": third edited version. BOX S
---- News Report: Artist & Television. 10-22-1982. BOX M
Artists Cable Project. Promo Tape. 1979. 8'23": "Antique" U-matic BOX BB; See also Amy Greenfield, Dance Series; Rita Myers, Desires Part II; Winston Tong, A Performance and interview with Eileen Blumenthal..
---- Michael Smith. 28'. BOX F.
Artists Call, Special Presentation. Cablecast live 1-27-1984. 29'. Guests: Lucy Lippard, Leon Golub, Dough Ashford; moderated by Traci Sampson. Summary: program promotes an upcoming procession to protest events and violence in Central America. In addition to discussion of the procession and its purposes, four video clips are shown: video taken following massacre of four members of a civilian patrol in Patrolin Patzu May 17, 1982; military training in La Guacamaya September 8, 1982; a recent perfomrance action on Broadway Avenue; and a long clip from a Sandinista News program. Credits: producers: Jaime Davidovich, Traci Sampson; director: William Hohauser; cameras: Tito. Original recording BOX CC re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008; also second copy.
----. 1-27-1984. Original recording BOX I; Montage: 1'; Guatemala: 2'; Letter from Marazan: 2'; Broadway Performance: 1'; Sandinistas News: 3'. BOX I. Apparently the original footage edited into live cablecast above.
Artists Make Television [1976 Cable SoHo program].
----. Camera 1, part 1. Program of live performances by video artists taped at Anthology Film & Video Archives for Cable SoHo broadcast. Hosted by Bob Wiegand. This is B&W footage from camera 1; focused on Wiegand as host. 8’: Tony Moscatello. 10’30-16’25”: John Zorn. 18’-20’: Mel Andringa. 24’30”-29’’20: Jon Gibson. Program tape ends 20’ and cuts to mouth making sound (which seems to have been an unused thought for a Cable SoHo logo). At 31’-33: unrelated segment on coach working with dancer. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX I re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:17].
---- Camera 1, part 2. B&W. Continues program with performances, 7’-8’45”: Christa Maiwald with Jessie Allen; 13’-20’: Laurie Anderson tape of Song for Lao Tzu; 17’-24’: Bob and Ingrid Wiegand (no sound; by intention?). 24’30”-29’: mouth making sound as above. 1/2" reel-to-reel format Box H re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:18].
----. Camera 2, part 1. Color footage focused on performers; Wiegand appears mostly in profile and is often not on camera during interludes. Contains footage for Moscatello, Zorn, and Andringa. Ends 26’. 1/2" reel-to-reel re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1125:5].
----. Camera 2, part 2. Continues with Gibson, Maiwald, and Anderson. Wiegand’s piece is omitted but program credits are run: Producer: Doug Sheer; Assistant producer & floor manager: Lori Atinacci; Technical director: Shridan Bapat; Video engineer: Kevin Kenney; Audio engineer: Tom Zafian; Cameras: Leanne Mella, Pat Ivers; Production: Emily Armstrong, Arnie Klein, Charlie Zalben; Executive producer: Jaime Davidovich. Ends 21’35”. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX I re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1125:6].
----. Artists Make Television. Box H.
----. Promo tape. Box H.
Artists Propaganda (1976 series program; compilations of short videos produced by Jean Dupuy, Kit Fitzgerald, and John Sanborn).
----. Artists Propaganda I. Les Levine repeats “… remove sneaks and creeps from art education;” a woman in the background repeats the same phrase. 4’05”: Suzanne Harris turns in circle as articles of clothing appear and disappear. 4’55”: Larry Hiller “Deep Sleep”. 8’05”: Nam June Paik clip from interview which introduces John Cage clip and NJP’s “Robot K-456” and “Zen for TV”. 12’23”: Timothy Maul elements of early work in his later work. 13’55”: Jana Haimsohn bouncing with “auctioneer” voice-over. 16’00”: Scott Billingsley: light source behind paper. 17’30”: Dick Higgins in exaggerated hat on turntable while ribbon wraps around him. 19’33”: Jean Dupuy cuts ribbon and unwraps it; ties ends to Higgins’ feet. 22’42”: Watteau’s ‘Gilles.’ 23’02”: Richard Prince “… RP can take anything.” 23’34”: Laurie Anderson opens with El Paso Refried Beans can (color rather than B&W). 25’33”: Olga Adorno naked to waist; does dance moves; turns, crouches and applies white make-up to face; partially turns toward camera and drops skirt. 27’50”: Zadig Zadikian, naked to waist, tango with woman naked to waist in video of blues and greens. 32’00”: Pooh Kaye dances over stuffed bunny and wind-up monket; beats them together and makes them kiss. 33’38” Stuart Sherman performance piece where applies tape to foot and shoes; “plays” guitar remade to oversize clock while singing; silent scream; bit with mannequin pieces. 37’13”: Tony Mascatello doubled in mirror talks about “himself.” 39’35”: Don Munroe “I’m Don Munroe” said by variety of men and women. 40’30”: James Barth gives short, rapid speech/story, much movement of hands. 43’43” Kit Fitzgerald, John Sanborn in next-to-each-other outdoor phone booths while camera circles a busy intersection. 44’45”: Nancy Lewis dancing, clicking feet. 47’49”: Charlemagne Palestine rapid jittery panning over light sources overlaid on pan around room. 51’02” reprise with silent glimpse of each video. 52’18: Credits: Production defess: Dupuy, Fitzgerald, Sanborn. Thanks to Global Village Merc: Celia Michaels, John Keeler, Ruth Rothko. Production Defess copyright 1976. BOXES E; EE; ADD. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2008.
----. Artists Propaganda II. Lucio Pozzi moves dinosaurs and small plastic animals around. [See also Youth in Asia]. 2’50”: Les Levine cracks egg into frying pan; break at 4’14”: repeats phrase about art education, sign “What you want is what you get” in background. 4’48”: John Giorno “… give you the whole world….” 6’47”: Dicky Landry antique photograph, then camera pans over table of food cans, etc. 8’29”: Jean Dupuy pan over medieval woodcut, then nude woman with artist sketching her, no sound; screen goes black and artist talks over. 12’0”: Martha Wilson applies lipstick to lips, rapid voice-over, grabs handful of pecan pie and eats. 13’48”: Maureen Connor camera closes in on face, white fluid flows from mouth. 14’19”: Michael Smith “I’m going to pull out my pockets…”; plays “shell game” with three books. Kit Fitzgerald, John Sanborn exchange an apple, light a candle “behind” a monitor. 16’40”: Olga Adorno pan up skirt and blouse, then down to feet; cut to focus on buttocks; animal and bird calls on sound track. 18’47”: Tony Moscatello makes two plastic gorillas dance. 20’15”: Elaine Hartnett moves camera in to tight focus on young girl’s eyes. 20’47”: Tim Maul trims newspaper article with scalpel; discusses curtain and other rods. 22’48”: Lil Picard croons to vibrating dildo as to microphone or musical instrument. 24’14”: Jana Haimsohn reads/sings a “text” of syllables and sounds. 26’13” Stuart Sherman puts on swimming goggles, floats a ruler, uses ruler to draw a line on paper, puts paper in front of camera. 26’54”: Andrew Moszynski holds up compass, damp finger, walks off camera, toilet flushes. 27’33”: Credits: Produced by Jean Dupuy, Kit Fitzgerald, John Sanborn. Copyright 1977, Production Defess. Ends 28’15”. BOX E; BOX CC. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2008.
----. Artists Propaganda Paris. Musee national d’art modern Centre Georges Pompidou. 58”: Rougemont Carte Postale / “What’s new pussy cat?” / Trans-Lucides / color of two cats electronically manipulated. 2’05”: Francois Dufrene “Cantate des MotsCames (Extraits)” spoken piece. 3’00”: Emile Laugier uses tuning forks and gourds to make sounds. 4’10”: Martial Thomas says his name as camera goes out of focus. 4’54”: Joe Hubaut “Epidemic Shoes” “…you must put your shoes in your sock…” cuts his right shoe in pieces and stuffs them in his stocking. 6’34”: Gerard Gasiorowski red and orange circle manipulated. 7’02”: Jean Dupuy “Arrow” made from score in cardboard and feather. 7’36”: San Sebastian “Why not sneeze Mister Paik” puts sneezing power on wrist but fails to sneeze “Pourquois ne pas eterniuer, Monsieur Paik” films his bare feet inching across carpet. 8’52”: Ben “Regardez Ailleurs/Look Elsewhere” “Look at me / Its Enough / regardez mon /cela suffit” 9’35”: Robert Filliou “Slave F #1” repeats words as he instructs himself to do so from monitor; “Slave F #2” phrases and color manipulation; “Slave F #3” sentences, a song. 12’21” Andre Cadere with pole in sepia background. 12’28”: Christian Boltanski umbrella with bright colors, small dancing figures on magnets; cars on a figure eight. 13’36”: Jacques de Pindray, people spit into bowl. 14’53”: Richard Texier seen from back, then front, in pinkish tone. 15’19”: Beatrice Casadesus “Family Portrait” montage of photographs, variously manipulated, which ends with girl looking at album. 16’59”: Raymond Hains “Is the performance going on? Are we in the screen?” two men converse “The performance is going on” “I lost a button from my pans and one from my jacket” “I thought I would find thread in the studio” “It’s better to have lost a button from my pants than … to have a button (pimple) on your nose” “However if I could thread and fix my pants it would be a useful performance” “Can we see the button? Could you sew the button with a red thread?” “It would be too much dada Oh! Are you a traditional artist? Yes I am!” 20’08”: Piotr Kowalski “Perspective” word slowly changes orientation with violin playing on track. 21’39”: Claude Torey “Don’t Move Anymore” photographs of a large crowd “En Foi de Quoi”. 23’00”: Charles Dreyfus “Jump Forward” four men jump backward. 23’08”: Bruno de Lard pans across audio controls. 24’36”: credits: Realisation: Service Audio-visual Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou. Producteru delegue: Dennis Falque; [second screen difficult to decipher]. BOX CC re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2008.
Artists Shorts. Title: Gerard Hovagimyan, Harry Spitz, Jonathan Zamet. “new gallery dedicated to bringing you new art…” [Anthology of short ( 30” to 1 minute) vignettes by]: Tim Maul. Les Levine. Carmen Beuchat. Jackson Mac Low. Nancy Lewis. Michael Smith. Jean and Augustin Dupuy. Kit Fitzgerald, John Sanborn. Tony Mascatello. Brenden Atkinson. Jackson Mac Low. Olga and Augustin Adorno. David Appel. Patty Oldenburg. Stuart Sherman. Jana Haimsohn with Peter Van Riper. Julie Harrison, Mitch Korber, Jim Sutcliffe. Jean Dupuy. Les Levine. Olga Adorno. Sylvia Whitman. Carmen Beuchat. Sylvia Whitman. Jaime Davidovich. Kit Fitzgerald, John Sanborn. Tom Johnson. Tim Maul. Gerard Hovagimyan. Mel Andringa. Brendan Atkinson. Les Levine. Jean Dupuy. Nancy Lewis. David Appel. Jana Haimsohn. Kit Fitzgerald, John Sanborn. Patty Oldenburg. Mel Andringa. Tony Mascatello. Michael Smith. Tom Johnson. Charlemagne Palestine (“Let me outta here. I hate TV.”) Production Defess [sic]: Jean Dupuy, Kit Fitzgerald, John Sanborn. End 29’45”. BOXES G; AA; ADD. Re-recorded to DVCAM and DVD in 2008.
Artists Television Network
----. Promo Tape. 1980. Qube Project. 7'. BOX AA; AA.
---- . Promo tape. 8'. Box H
ATN/CUBE "Sampler". 7’. Clips from the Cleveland interactive TV program cablecast on “SoHo Wants to Know.” This is combined with reportage on the results of a survey of ATN viewers (actual and potential) attitudes, interests, demographics, etc. "Antique" U-matic BOX BB Re-recorded to Beta and VHS (VidiPax 1665:1)
---- SoHo TV Commercial. 1982. 30": With clips from Battcock, Kushner et al; also appears on other DVD or VHS tapes. "Antique" U-matic BOX CC recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1665:7]. See Also BOX M.
Battcock, Gregory. OUTREACH: the Changing Role of the Art Museum. 1978. 29'. BOXES A; AA; Master ADD; Dub ADD. Summary: send up of a discussion by art experts moderated by Battcock with guests Charles Hoviland, Sales Supervisor, Guggenheim Museum (shown mostly behind a vase of tall, cut flowers); Dr. Judith van Baron, Monmouth County Museum of Art; and Marcia Tucker, Founding Director of The New Museum; the panel is joined (about 21") by Gerard LeFrancis, Coordinator of Public Programs, Brooklyn Museum. Wine of the day is a 1973 burgundy. As the panelists sip several bottles, the discussion becomes increasing disjointed, and the program descends into genteel bedlam, with the panelists and moderator speaking at once over and around each other. Credits: executive producer, Jaime Davidovich; director, Steve Lawrence; technical director, Roy Liemer; video, Lenny Nathan; lighting, John Vaugn; audio, Bill Porter; floor manager, Marc Bauman; cameras, Jeff Hodges, Martha Morgan, Shelby Werwa; videotape, Jock Gordan; vidiprint, Ellen H. DeFilipps; make-up, Ann DeBaun; make-up assistant, Melanie Hakim. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
----. Tribute to….12-22-1981. Anthology Film Archives, Audio ch. Dub, SoHo BOX AA
Beckman, Erika. We imitate. We Break Up. 26’00”. An abstract video in which a schoolgirl and a pair of wooden puppet legs imitate and interact with movements timed to a musical beat; this expands into a series of episodes, each timed to a beat or rhythmn: two boxers; objects chasing people; man rolling a ball at a group of objects; a woman jumping; etc. Credits: Performance and Assistance: Casehere, Cypis, Fick, Getter, Nette, Reese. Sound: Getter Fernandez Stein Labs. Ends with appeal to become a Friend of SoHo TV. Re-recorded from BOX E tape to DVCam and DVD 2008.
Belgium Video. Tape marked "Kitchen Center 1 & 2." 2-5-1981. This tape from BOX H contains three videos by European artists: (1) Marcher, ou La Fin des Temps Modernes: see Blondeel & Lehman for description; (2) Abramović & Ulay. AAA-AAA: see Abramović, Marina, for description; (3) Jean Otth. Le Portillon de Durer: see Otth, Jean for description. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD in 2008.
----. Tape marked "Kitchen Center 3 & 4." 2-5-1981. This tape from BOX H contains five videos in the Belgian Videotapes series: three Frank Van Herck videos; a Jacques Lizene video; and an Andre Romus video, with Belgium Videographie series introductions. (1) Concept Video (two parts), Twins: see Van Herck, Frank for description. (2) Quelques Sequences Sans Talent: see Lizene, Jacques. (3) La Bataille de San Romano: Suite et Fin (Paolo Ucello): see Romus, Andre. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008. Also additional copies of Van Herck and Romus; of Romus Bataille; and Lizene.
----. Abramović & Ulay. AAA-AAA; Jean Otth. Le Portillon de Durer. Total tape time: 26'15" BOX A. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD in 2008. For full description of Abramović & Ulay, see Abramović, Marina; for Otth, see Otth, Jean.
---- R.T.B.F. Liege, Belgium. 1978. Jean Otth: Sans Titre. 8'; Abramowicz & Ulay: Performance. 14'; I.L. Uyst: Aile 4 Neige. 22'. BOX B.
Berkman, Florence: Interview Hartford, 1981. 2'13". BOX T.
Blondeel, Michele, and Boris Lehman. Marcher, ou La Fin des Temps Modernes. 1979. 1’45” spoken introduction in French. Vidéographie titles read in mixed French and English to 7”30”: “...experimental program produced by Belgian Television. It is exactly 27”15” and ten images long.” Video begins at 7’30”. Credits: Images exterieures: Andre Thonet, Lucien Ronday; cameras studio: Francis Dimbourg, Rene Gossieau; pise de son: Robert Joris, Daniel Daronch; chef photo: Julien Classe; eclairage: Pierre Valair, Robert Delongueil, Willy Gerard; correction image: Jean Maron; mixing: Jose Hotte; enregistrement: Julien Thurion, Robert Dispa, Jean Staiesse; regie: Jacques Graeven; machinerie: Ovide Lecuivre, Andre Wallez; maquillage: Rachel Stassart; chef technician: Victor Marco; montage electronique: Jacques Dockier, Jean Staiessse, Julien Thurion; sonorisation: Christian Nihol, Gaston Slikermann; bruitage: Marie Jeanne Wickman; coordination technique: Paul Paquay; texte de presentation lu par: Lyland Doyen; un video film de Michele Blondeel et Boris Lehman; Liege 1979; une production R.T.B.F. Liege. A contemplation of people walking with many references to Muybridge and Chaplin. Ends at 35’35” on Kitchen Center DVD (re-located to "Belgium Video). Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2008.
Bogosian, Eric. Original recording BOX B
Boord, Dan. Last Days of Immanuel Kant. 1970. 24'54" with intro BOX P.
Breder, Hans: Homage to Nada. 2-2-1980. Live Recording at ETC Studios, Manhattan Cable TV, NYC BOX EE
---- Pictura Minuta: Portraits of the Urban Poor Oaxaca Mexico. 1981-1982. ADD
---- Portraits of the Humble People of Oaxaca, copyright 1981. ADD
---- & Jaime Davidovich. Disputatio 2. Interview. 11-3-1980. BOX A
Brettschneider, Jane. The Female Prisoner 1978. 10'; The Physiognomy of Marcel Proust 1978. 8'. BOX M
Broadcast Coverage Art Parade. 9-27-1983. 22'. BOX B.
Burton, Jim. [No title]. Original recording of two to four takes of each of seven scenes, each preceded by a clapboard which records “Production: Jim Burton; Director: P[eter] Ivers.” Peter Ivers (killed 1983) is well-known; it has not been possible to identify Burton definitively: a Jim Burton was active at the Franklin Furnace in the early 1980s. This color sound video appears to have been intended as a comedy sketch. Burton appears as a psychiatric patient, then as the psychiatrist, performs a comic cooking bit, and finally leads a musical group in a faux country music send up.The tape ends at 58’25”. Original recording no. l; 1/2" BOX I reel-to-reel re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1125:3].
----- Interviews. 6-19-1976. B&W unedited footage taken on street. Booth set up with monitor, copies of TV program handed out, Manhattan Cable truck in background. Woman interviewer stops passerbys at Broadway and Prince with questions about cable television, cable (and arts) programming, etc. Nineteen interviews (with about 22-24 people) of varying length are conducted. Tape ends 33’10”. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX M re-record to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1125:1].
----. Community meeting at Artist Space. 10-25-1976. #1. B&W. A few preliminary shots, but most of tape is taken up with Robert Stevens who reviews planning to date for cable outlet and various requirements that must be met. Brief statements by Bob Mariano at 27’30’ and others. Ends abruptly without credits with Stevens at 29’. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX I re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:7].
----. #2. Record of meeting continues in same mode. Comments by Mariano at 5’, Davidovich at 9’, but again principally Stevens. Around 23’ the camera briefly records and explores faces of those attending the meeting (seems to be about 25 people). Tape ends abruptly without credits at 25’. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX I re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:11].
----. Cable SoHo #1 Documentary Interviews [container caption]. 11-13-1976. B&W. To 2’ miscellaneous shots which seem to be mostly drawn from the street interview of 6-19-1976. Goes to scroll until 12’ when locks into interview with Shridar Bapat who is on screen nearly to end of the tape at 27’30”. Jaime Davidovich is center of attention from 22’25 to 25’. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX T re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:19].
----. Stills & outdoors, street scenes. 11-13-1976. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX T re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:10]. [Beta transcribed to DVD in 2005].
----. Cable SoHo #2 [container caption]. 11-23-1976. Interview with Robert Stevens, President of Cable SoHo and director, The Kitchen Center. Interviewer not identified. Tape opens without titles and closes abruptly at 27’30” without credits. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX T re-record to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1125:2].
----. Logo SoHo TV [container title]. 12-1976. B&W. Opens with couple repeats of Cable SoHo title. Moves to unedited documentary footage of street demonstrations largely associated with a strike by District 1199 against Roosevelt Hospital. Short Gay Pride segment at 6’; segment on Communist Party rally at 20’. Tape ends without credits at 27’. Copy from Box H re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:6].
----. 3rd Program. 12-30-1976. Jude Quintiere simulcast as noted on compilation tape below. BOX P.
----. Bobby Mariano Manhattan Cable Tape [container caption]. Studio recording of cablecast to 800 SoHo residents anticipating two-way video “in the next few months.” Cable SoHo had an open booth on a nearby street with a picturephone hookup for broadcast of calls. First caller leads to broadcast of an excerpt from an earlier program, a “conversation” between Ingrid Wiegand and Douglas Davisin, in which typed text was integrated with a live television broadcast. This is followed by an excerpt from a Paul Tschinkel’s Inner Tube program. The tape ends abruptly at 20’30” without credits. BOX B tape re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 15496:9]. Another copy? "First Program: Bobby Mariano Talking from Control Room (Paul Dougherty) original recording BOX B".
---- . 12-1976. Paul Dougherty: Information Tape BOX P.
----. Cable Soho Dup Documentary 1976 Paul Dougherty and Patrick Ivers [container caption]. 13’10”. B&W. Explanation of what Cable SoHo is about compiled from interviews described elsewhere: clips from street interview tape; Shridar Bapat (Anthology Film Archives); Bob Stevens (Kitchen Center); Maxi Cohen, Laurie Anderson, Jaime Davidovich (from Maxi’s House conversation); Bob Mariano (from 1st Cable SoHo broadcast); John Trayno (Cable SoHo Director of Public Access Dept.); Douglas Davis. Ends abruptly without credits. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX M re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:9].
----. Cable SoHo Compilation tape. 1977. B&W. Inaugural Series. Wired for Art 12-9-1976 10 p.m.; Artists Propaganda 12-10 & 28-1976 10 p.m; Two Compositions 12-30-1976 8:30 p.m. Program cablecast through the facilities of Manhattan Cable through public access channel 8. Opens with comments from Cable SoHo directors Russel Conner; Robert Stevens; and Jude Quintiere. Program is call-in from 7’00”. At 9’37” excerpts from Artists Propaganda (a program of short works by artists for television): glimpses of Les Levine; Suzanne Harris; Larry Hiller; Nam June Paik; Tim Hall; Jana Haimsohn; Scott Billingsley; Dick Higgins; Jean Dupuy; Richard Prince; Laurie Anderson; Olga Adorno; Zadig Zadikian; Stewart Sherman; Tony Moscatello; Dan Monroe; James Barth; Kit Kitzgerald and John Sanborn; Nancy Lewis; and Charlemagne Palestine. At 11’15” excerpt from Laurie Anderson video (opens with El Paso Refried Beans can); at 14’50” Jana Haimsohn video (JH bouncing with “auctioneer” voice-over). At 14’50” to 18’53” ‘Duet’ from Two Compositions by Jude Quintiere (clarinet and cello) with brief comments from Quintiere; from 19’15” to 22’30” Charlemagne Palestine video (rapid panning over light sources overlaid on pan around room); brief segment in control room. Credits [for the compilation program]: Executive director: Jaime Davidovich; Director: John Trayne; Technical director: Patrick Montee; Production supervisor: Steve Lawrence; Audio: Tom Zafian; Camera: Pat Ivers, Karen Mooney; Video: Richard Young; [?] manager: Shridar Bapat; Technical coordinator: Lenny Nathan; Production coordinator: Pat Ivers; Production assistant: Arnie Klein, Ann Debaun; Publicity: Jana Bell, Leanne Mella; last two credit screens not decipherable. Tape ends at 24’05” after final credits: “This compilation edited by Marcy Branson.” 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX T re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1123:6]. Copies also BOX AA, DD; ADD; original recording BOX U.
Cage, John. John Cage reads from 36 Mesostics Re and Not Duchamp. 3-20-1978. 28'. Credits: Technical Director: Lenny Nathan; Lighting director: Bill Chase; Cameras: Ellen DeFillips, Shelby Werwa, Martha Morgan; Audio: Mike Zellic; Videotape: Jack Gordan; Floor manager: Marc Bauman; Electronic graphics: Claire Eisenbise; Make-up: Melanie Hakim; Production manager: Roy Liemer; Assistant director: Tom D. Adelman; Director: Steve Lawrence; Producer: Ingrid Wiegand; Executive Producer: Jaime Davidovich. Copyright 1978 John Cage. BOXES A, AA, ADD. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2008.
----. By Cage / The initiation of a new composition “For the Third Time” by John Cage In Dialogue with Richard Kostelanetz. 28’. 3-20-1978. Cage explains and demonstrates to Kostelanetz his composition of “acrostics” (mesostics) based on the selection of letters and syllables from the text of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake following certain rules to create aural/visual texts. Technical director: Lenny Nathan; Lighting director: Bill Chase; Cameras: Ellen Defillips, Shelby Werwa, Martha Morgan; Audio: Mike Zillig; Videotape: Jack Gordon; Floor manager: Marc Bauman; Electronic graphics: Claire Eisenbise; Make-ip: Melanie Hakim; Production manager: Roy Liemer; Associate director: Tom D. Adelman; Director: Steve Lawrence; Producer: Ingrid Wiegand; Executive producer: Jaime davidovich. Copyright 1978 John Cage, Richard Kostelanetz. All broadcast and cablecast rights reserved Artists Television Network. Final titles: "John Cage’s compositions and performances have had a profound influence on a generations of composers and other artists. His work has introduced many alternatives in terms of instrucments, performance contexts, and the relationship of the composer to musician and audience. Cage had developed the use of chance elements to determine compositional content and structure with the intent to permit natural forces – such as chance – to direct the formation of the work of art. BOXES A, AA; BB; ADD. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2008.
Center for Non-Broadcast TV. 8-1978. 11': Promotion Tape Box H
Chambers, Wendy: Twin Towers Concert 1981. BOX M
Clark, Gordon. Matta. 6'. Sound in ch. 2 only. Master BOX U.
Cohen, Maxi. "Maxi's House: Tape no. 2." B&W video of six people discussing film, video and “creating new art form,” the role of artist in photography and independent film video. The participants are Jaime Davidovich; Maxi Cohen (1949--); [Laurie Anderson? Short dark hair, no glasses]; [man with dark hair]; [woman with rather full, shoulder length dark hair, no glasses]; and an unidentified camera man. Tape runs about 29’30”; no titles or credits. Re-recorded from reel-to-reel 1/2" tape to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:12].
----. "Maxi 2". B&W video of discussion in same location and apparently at same time as preceding; same participants. Begins with a question from off screen about how [ATN] programming “balances” presentation of individual-made videos with interviews and similar “news” programs about video art. The two unidentified people are seen briefly twice – around 15’00” and 31’30”. Tape ends at 32’00”. Re-recorded from 1/2"reel-to-reel format BOX M to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:14].
Commercial Show. John & Joanna. Coca Crystal. Interactive Cable. Iowa Cable Conference, Dr. Wulf Herzogenrath. Syracuse "What TV?”/--; Buffalo Cathy High. Long Beach Project. /Artists & TV. BOX DD.
Condit, Cecelia. Possibly in Michigan. Simon Feldman: Happy End. Total tape time: 12'? BOX A
Cooper Gallery & Global Documentary Festival. Kitchen Installation. Sanborn & Van Tieghem; Hanna Wilke Interview, Part 1/06-04-78. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX T re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1123:4]. Beta version re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008; for full description see Wilke, Hannah, below.
D. C. Anthology. International Art Network. BOX I.
Dance Series / Doris Chase/ Marnee Morris: 19'; Rocking Orange/3'30"; Moon Gates: 5'. Total tape time: 27'18". BOX E
----. See also Greenfield, Amy.
----. Adventures of the Avant Garde. 1981. 11”. Summary: Davidovich asks individuals to define “avant garde”: artist Michael Smith; painter and writer Walter Robinson; in Iowa City, a young blonde woman (not identified), Professor W. J. Tomasini; “Art School Secretary;” on street: young brunette woman (not identified); at “Art Gallery” (i.e., UI Museum of Art) a security guard; followed by a long, slow pull-back from television set into studio that ends at 10’30”. Credits: preliminary: Producer, narrator Jaime Davidovich. Titles over scenes from b&w war movies. Credits at end, Field Captain, Davidovich; Soldiers, Davidovich. Copyright 1981 Da Video Bitch. "Antique" U-matic BOX EE re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:1].
---- with Laurie Anderson and Tomiyo Sasaki. 3 Short Pieces. Begins with SoHo TV intro and tiles spelling “A,” “R”, “T.” Laurie Anderson establishes a beat with a hammer; U.S. map in background. Beat changes, light dims, and Anderson’s face is illuminated in glow of wrist watch. Segment ends at 2”35 on DVD. Davidovich piece begins with close up on eyes moving to an African/Caribbean beat; moves to finger and visual effects. Ends 4’5” on DVD. Tomiyo Sasaki has woman blowing gum bubbles, moves to abstract profile of male and female blowing bubbles. Ends 5’30”. Re-recordings of "antique" U-matic BOX EE [ VidiPax 1665 #4] and BOX CC [VidiPax 1665 #9] to Beta and VHS are duplicates and shelved under "Anderson, Laurie."
----. Baseboard Installation. “Antique" U-matic BOX BB
----. The Best of Dr. Videovich. 6’. 1982. Compilations of phone-in questions to The Live! Show (e.g, "I watch a lot of tv in the bathroom; how do I stop getting shocked in the shower?") for Dr. Videovitch to answer in his role as “Specialist in Television Therapy, TT.” "Antique" U-matic BOX BB re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1665:2].
----. Dr. Videovich: Selected works. 27'. Dr. Videovich visits Videoville. Dr. Videovich visits California.The Gap.TV Poor Soul of Television no. 4. Art Lesson: How to Draw a Dog. BOXES D; AA
----. Dr. Videovitch Selected Works; with laugh track. 1983. 27'. Dr. Videovich Visits "Videoville" hosted by Wendy Chambers. Dr. Videovich Visits California Long Beach Museum of Art and at a shopping mall in a segment titled, The Gap. Tee Vee Poor Soul of Television no.4; Art Lesson How to Draw a Dog; Perspectives: The Artist & TV, Iowa City. BOXES DD; FF; ADD
----. .Dr. Videovich Visits California. Tee Vee the Poor Soul of Television no.4. Art Lesson "How to Draw a Dog". BOX FF
----. Dr. Videovich Visits Videoville. Interview with Wendy Chambers. The Gap. Tee Vee no.4. Interview with the Best Artist. BOX B
----. Dr. Videovich: How to Draw a Middle Age Man. BOX F
----. Dr. Videovich’s The Live! Show. 1983. 25'30". BOX FF
----. Selected Works. 5’35”. 1984. Compilation of clips from The Live! Shows: Dr. Videovitch, Art Teacher (how to draw a peaceful scene from Latin America); Museum of Television Culture (plastic and wooden objects and toys in shape of tv sets); TeeVee (poor TeeVee recommends using tv instead of refrigerator to post messages to family); advertisement for the Videovitch Videokitsch Kit (a gathering of toys, objects in shape of tv sets). "Antique" U-Matic Box EE re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1665:6].
----. Evita, A Video Scrapbook. 1984. 15'. BOX M
----. Obras Selectas. Total tape time: 28'14": Dedo. 1980. Vigilancia. 1982. 4'; Alternativa Television Usando Qube. 1980. Tiempe Total: 14'; Evita, Work in Progress. BOX K
----. Saludos Amigos. 1984. 6’20”. Promo tape. Opens with “TV on TV for the 1980s Presents “Saludos Amigos / Dr. Videovitch Goes to Texas. Concieved and directed b Jaime Davidovich.” Clips of Sam Lewis, C.B. Stubblefield, James Meek, and Bob Hope. Clip of boy chasing armadillo. "Antique" U-matic BOX BB re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1665:3].
-----. Sandwich Store. B&W, grainy. 11-1977. Shot with handheld camera, many tight close-ups. Preliminary street scenes, shots in a sandwich shop. Davidovich enters, young woman makes turkey and ham sandwich on Italian bread at cost of $2.15. Davidovich exits shop and eats sandwich on street. Ends at 9’30” with no credits. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX T re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1123:8].
---- Selections for WNYC: The Gap; Interview Best Art Artist; Tee Vee Number 4; Video Shop Commercial; Art Lesson #1. 26’10”. ADD
---- The Gap. 14'. BOX AA."Antique" U-matic BOX BB
---- Dr. Videovich Promo: 6'30"; Live! Show Promo: 5'; Qube Video Art: 4'50"; Qube Interactive: 5'. Total tape time: 20'. BOX B
---- Video Art from "SoHo Wants to know". "Antique" U-matic BOX FF
Davis, Doug: Make Love to your TV. 28': (Call-in Segment) BOX Q
---- Make Love to your TV. 28'34": with Jonathan Price BOX T
---- How to Make Love to your TV 1978. 15': "antique" U-matic BOX BB
Dead Boys, The. Punk rock band performance at rock club CBGB’s, New York. [1976?]. B&W. Lead singer Stiv Bators (1949 Youngstown, Ohio–1990 Paris). The group performs six songs, followed by credits (from about 24’): produced by Pat Ivers, Leanne Mella, Emily Armstrong; camera John Hazard, Jeff Hodges, Michael Owen; video Dean Adrian; audio Norman Dunn, Charlie Martin; director Pat Ivers. Special thanks to Ann Beck, Nicky Glasser, Joel Gold, Gary Jevitt, Cosmo Ohms, Roseanne Wernick, Hilly Crystal & staff of CBGB’s; post-production facilities Electronic Arts Intermix. Credits end 26’30’. A group of out-takes (another song plus duplicate footage) runs from 27’-33’14”. 1/2' reel-to-reel format; master BOX M re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:15].
Defraoui: La Route des Indes par Sylvie & Cherif Defraoui. 1979. 15'. BOX C
Dougherty, Paul. "The Devil Lives in my Husband's Body," directed by PD, produced by Michael Owen & PD. 3'15". BOX L
Downey, Juan: Yanomami Indians. 24'49". BOX E
Efron, Marshall, no. 2. Story of L. Bruce; Selling: Bank, Mask, Flux Stationery, Glove & Hand. Original recording Box H.
----. Great Moments in Television/Marshall Efron. 4'; Fluxus Mask Commercial. 1'04”. BOX C.
?---- Great Moments in TV/ Herbert Wentschler: History of TV/ Mask Commercial Videokitsch/ Dr. Videovich, Promo with TV no.4 and TV no.l/ BOX G
Eins, Stefan. Opinion Graphic. Stefan Eins Commercial; original recording BOX L
---- Commercial. 1'04". BOX T.
Fitzgerald, Kit & John Sanborn: Interpolation. 27'. BOX F
Fleischner, Robert: Live in Concert. 26’30”. BOX N.
---- Bob Fleischner in Concert. 60'. Original recording BOX G.
---- Interview no. l. 4-23-1980. Original recording BOX R.
---- Interview no. 2. 4-23-1980. Original recording BOX A.
Foreman, Richard. Out-of-the-Body-Travel, Part I. 27'37". BOX K.
----. Part II. 28'. BOX A.
Fox, Terry. Children Tapes. 26'50". BOX G.
Frankie Teardrop & Heartbreakers/ BOX C
Frankie Teardrop. The Heartbreakers 28': Edit DeAk, Mike Robinson, Paul Dougherty: "Frankie Teardrop"/ Paul Dougherty, Michael Owen: "The Heartbreakers". BOXES A, Q, BB
Frankie Teardrop. 11': By Paul Dougherty, Mike Robinson, Music by Suicide; Jaime Davidovich, Executive Producer BOXES BB; DD; also Production of Ghost Films, Presented by SoHo Television. "antique" U-matic BOX FF
Frankie Teardrop. Final Edit with Title, Cable Cast Version. BOX S
French Video Art / Intro (in English) by Don Foresta; Nil Yalter, Nicole Croiset: Rahime, Femme Kurde de Turquie. 20'; Emmanuel de Ceccatty: Pixilation. 3'15". 1978. Total tape time: 28'11". BOX A
---- Roman Cieslewicz: Changement de Climat. 23'. Master tape time: 26'46" BOX E. Begins with TV Soho logo and opens with 2'30" introduction by Don Forestar, then proceeds to a rather static camera wandering over painting canvases. Credits at 25' credit camera to Philliip Stollsteiner and Emmanual Meynard, sound to Francois Libault, and end with copyright INA 1979. Re-corded to DVCam and DVD in May 2010.
---- Robert Cahen: L'Eclipse. 3'; Robert Cahen: Trompe l'Oiel. 7'; Francois Pain: Metro Couronnes. 15'. Total tape time: 23'54". BOX E
---- Intro (in English) by Don Foresta; Tresa Wennberg & Suzanne Nessim: Swimmer. 1978. 20'; Yann Nguyen. 3'12"/4'. Total tape time: 27'50". BOXES A; CC; DD
---- Claude Torey: Roi/Multiple Roi. 15'; Catherine Ikam: Quadra. 10'; French Video Master. 24'10". BOX T
Frosse, Piersol, Bierne. Art at Home. B&W. 32’45’. Two men, two women discuss cable economics, cablecast video arts, film versus video, and related topics. Second woman is mostly silent. Tape no. l, 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX T re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1123:3].
General Idea: "Test Tube". 28'. BOX K
Gigliotti, Davidson, and Jean Dupuy. Chant A Capella. 28'. BOX G
Goldstein, Jack: Short Pieces:1. White Dove-silent; 2. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2'7"; 3. Bone China/1'57"; 4. The Knife--silent/4'53"; 5. Shane; 6. A Ballet Shoe--silent; 7. The Chair; 8. Pont. of Pierre Tanguy; 9. The Jump--silent.
Gorewitz, Rubin L. A Rousing Rhyme to Roast our Rubin, read by Olga Berde Mahl. 1984. 3’45”. Producers Jamie Davidovich, Olga Berde Mahl; Technical director William Hohoauser; Editor Robin Sohanzenbach. Gorewitz (1925-2003) was a prominent artists’ accountant. "Antique" U-matic BOX CC re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1665:8]; original recording BOX C.
Gorewitz, Shalom: Travels / Measures of Volatility. 6'; El Corandero. 5'30"; Excavations. 4'45"; Autumn Floods. 6'10"; Delta Visions. 4'30. BOX K. Travels. Measures of Volatility. El Corandero. Excavations. Autumn Floods. Delta Visions. 26'15". BOX Q.
---- El Corrandero. 5'30". BOX B.
---- Measures of Volatility. 6'. BOX D.
Grabill, Vin. A Nuclear Suite. total tape time: 17’: video poem; Crest; TV/Magazine; Home Entertainment; Vidago; The Aral See. BOX N
Grass, Peter. One Way. 10-1980. 27'. BOX B.
---- Mutants of Beta Nova. 23'. BOX S.
Greenfield, Amy. 4 Solos for 4 Woman. 1980. 29'. BOX F. Summary: Greenfield explains she began this project in the fall of 1979, soon bringing three other dancers into it. The videotape was created in February 1980. Each of the women danced solo to music, as noted in the credits, but sound was (intentionally) deleted from the tape in editing and the tape is silent beyond Greenfield's short introduction. Credits: the four dancers are Susan Hendrickson, Suzanne Gregoire, Amy Greenfield, and Sudabeh Keshmirian. Music: "Verborgenheit" by Hugo Walt; "Nahe de Gelieben," Gretchen am Spinnrada," and "Heidenroslein" by Franz Schultz, sung by Kathleen Farrier and Elly Ameling. Richard Leacock, camera; Derire and Soho Zut, dresses; Project Director: Jaime Davidovitch; Steve Laurence, Project Producer; Michael Owen, Assitant Producer; rough edit at Boston/Fil/Video Foundation & M.I.T. Film/Video Section; thanks to Wendey Levine, Bob Harris, Robert Haller, Sandra Devlin,and Women/Artist/Filmmaker. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
----. See also Dance Series. 26'17". BOX R.
Grenier, Louis. Tape no. 2, C5 & tape no.3, C2. Total tape time: 23'7": Tape no. 2, C5 (second version): Shoes & Feet: 50"; Oral Exam, 1'40"; Dictionary, 3'07'; Shoe Laces, 1'56"; Matchbook, 1/14"; Bankbook, 2'40"; Divorce Photographer, 1'51"; Express Myself, 57"; Caught, 1'18"; (Total time of tape no. 2: 15'59"); Tape no. 3, C2 (second version): Feasting, 4'2"; A Day in the Life of a Politician, 3'6" (Total time of tape no. 3: 7'8") BOX S
---- Selected Works no.5, C2. Total tape time: 5'44": 1. Risk,1'6"; 2. Can't Hide it, 59"; 3. Winners, Losers, 2'7"; 4. Squark Hooks,1'32" BOX R
---- Tape no.6. 1979. 8'37": Four Irate Pieces: 1. Rude Apprenticeship Program, 3'6"; 2. No titles, 2'14"; 3. Vengeful Shower,1'24"; 4. Belgian Shoes,1'53" BOX M
---- Organic Facelift. 2'34". BOX N
---- and Michael Smith. "Driving". Original recording BOX S
Hall, David. 1976, 1977. This is a Television Receiver. 1976. 8'; TV Fighter (Cam Era Plane). 1977. 11'" Commissioned by BBC TV (in PAL format) BOX L
Hall, Wallis: Promo Tape. 1983. 28': produced by Kathy High BOX B
Hayter, S.W. Interview with Deli Sacilotto, Part I/original recording. 3-29-1978. BOX F
---- Interview with Deli Sacilotto Part II /original recording BOX E
Henry, Judith: Isn't That Terrible? 2'15". BOX L
Herman, Jerry, & Marilyn Belford (producers): Time & Space Concepts I, Music & Visual Arts, Part I,11-17-1978. 27'. BOX S
---- Part II, 26'40" BOX R
---- Part II, 27'30" BOX S
---- Part III, 28'33"BOX Q
---- Part III, 28'50" BOX S
Heyward, Julia. Conscious Knocks Unconscious. BOX G.
Hill, Gary. Ring Modulation (hands in lower half of screen control an electrical signal displayed in upper half). Primary (mouth saying “red”, “green,” “blue” as image modulates through these colors). Elements (air, water, fire, earth modulated against b&w wave patterns). Gary Hill 1978 / Picture Story. Horizonal (“Four letters in the alphabet possess a quality significantly different than the others -- when upside down or backwards their character remains the same. The letters are H, I, O, X or HI OX. Furthermore, O and X can be turned 90 degrees in any direction and still contain their original meaning.”) Soundings (person sips and whispers as camera pulls back from orange object (which turns out to be sound speaker), fingers explore and speaker is manipulated to modulates sound; five parts with different manipulations). "Generate a text from the changing state of the object as it attempts to rectify its own medium of communication through a continuing increase in volume" (sound from speaker gets louder). Videotapes by Gary Hill (31’40”). Production assistant Brenda Cullom. Supervision producer Carol Brandenburg. A production of the TV Lab Channel 12/WNET. Copyright 1979 Gary Hill. / Videograms [short B&W pieces with voice-over narration] / 6 (Looking through a hole cut to be looked through…). 27 (Light passed through the window as it is able to do…). 33 (Asked to kiss…). 83 (Thought travels at one speed…). 24 (About this room it’s too oblong…). 41 (Related movement determined by diagonally stepped solids …). 70 (Space was defined by centripetal light…). 39 (A dense grid of cotton swabs emerged from the walls of a foyer…). 0 (Contained by folded arms…). 7 (The event was construed as an effort to stop time…). 18 (A sense of place was over, under …). 82 (Extravagance settled in the couch…). 12 (Transaction was taking place…). 99 (A glimpse of possibility provided a circuitous surface…). 2 (The image folded in a double bind…). 9 (Extremities of particulars dilated the situation…). 50 (The conversationalist pressed for the facts…). 3 (Arrangement was such that people, places, and things could exist harmoniously…). Gary Hill 1980-81. Around & About (quick cutting of still images with voice-over). Processual Video (horizontal line rotates slowly several time). Gary Hill 1980. Master copy BOX F; dub copy Box G. 27'. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD in 2008.
Hollander, John. Battery Dance Company. 27'21"; Fathom & Triptych. BOX L.
Hoover, Nan. Through Field of Color. 15'; Marcher ou le Fin des Temps Modernes. 28'. BOX C. [The Center for Media Production attempted to play this tape in March 2008 but could not find any audio or video on it, only snow. Hold for further examination, but in all probabilty the tape is blank or bad. For Marcher..., see Blondeel and Lehman.]
Jonas, Joan. I Want to Live in the Country. 26’30”. Summary: coastal landscape, forested, incut with woman lower left watching abstract, surreal, interior images within red border… recurring white dogs motif. Voice over narration. Credits: performer Ellee McElduff assistant Paris Longerdyke; this production was made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts; a production of the television laboratory at WNET/ thirteen; "Joan Jonas’ performances, videotapes and films have been seen throughout the United States and in Europe since 1968. In all her work, she achieves a unique, dreamlike blending of sound and image, suggestive of half-forgotten memories, partly glimpsed settings and overheard voices. To achieve this, she uses mirrored and otherwise divided images. Repetitions, sensuous fabrics and surfaces, exotic and nostalgic dress, veils and windblown materials. The wind, blowing, is a recurring “image” in her work as is the barking of dogs. Old songs, distant passing cars, barely intelligible shouts and whispers. The people appearing in her work seem sometimes to be cut from the ephemera of home movies, at times to be performing purposeful acts whose object is beyond the viewer’s frame; and sometimes to be engaged in relationships full of hidden meanings. Always, the precise significance of the events in Jonas’ works are just beyond the viewer’s grasp. Like a dream about to be remembered. And like dreams, they absorb the viewer in their flow.” I want to live in the country and other romances was provided thorugh the courtesy of Castelli-Sonnabend Videotapes and Films. BOX N. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
Kaprow, Allan. Common Senses. 1977. 8". Summary: video presentation of the five common senses: seeing (pans up and down dressed male and female bodies); smelling (noses sniffing); hearing (person lying blindfolded on floor commenting on passing people); tasting (sweet, sour, etc.); touching ("smile when feels good" followed by several people being slapped; one young woman, perhaps erotically stimulated, smiles). Credits: Production Allan Kaprow / Peter Kirby; Taped at the Academy for the Performing Arts, The American University, Washington DC. July 1977. BOX N Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
Klonarides, Carole Ann. See also: Artist/Music Television
---- R. M. Fisher. An Industrial. BOX M
---- Sherman, Cindy: Interview with. 1981. 10'19". BOX L re-recorded to Beta andVHS [VidiPax 1075:2; re-recorded from Beta to DVCam and DVD in 2005.
---- Sherman, Cindy: Interview with. 10'. BOX M.
---- and Michael Owen. MICA TV,. 1982. /total tape time: "Crossover Photographers" 1982 1. Richard Prince /07'30"; 2. Laurie Simmons: A Teaser: 5'. 3. Cindy Sherman: An Interview. 10'. [Sherman interview transcribed to DVD in 2005]BOXES K; DD.
Kolpan, Steve. Selected Video Works. Total tape time: 27'45": Including: Yellow Rose Ceremony: 1976. 5'; Sheep: 1974. 4'; Changes Changing: 1978. 5'; Untitled Morning Ritual: 1978. 11'. BOX E
Kriegman, Mitchell. Annie Party & Eric Bogosian; Original recording BOX R.
---- The Marshall Klugman Show. 29'. BOX Q.
---- Mitchell Kriegman. 05’25”. BOX N.
Kushner, Robert. One Size Fits All. 1977. 29’45”. Master. Summary: Kushner models his clothing (“sculptural body art”) in four segments: I: The Winter-Spring Line (clothing designed 1970-1973: Red Fox Camisole; Homage to George Heine; Madeleine in Paris; La Cabaña; Dude Ranch; The Sun Suite; The Spanish Dancer; II (at 9’45”): The New York Hat Line / The Puerto Vallarta Line: 747 [hat that doubles as bag]; Cantilever Bonnet; Puerto Vallarta Hat; Cocktail Pot Lids; Pink Serenade; III (at 15’45”): The Persian Line: Big Blue; Green; Black and White; The Moth; Gossamer; Gula Feranghi; Red; Arline’s Curtains; IV: (at 27’30”): Bicentennial Salute (red, white and blue socks; white cowboy boots; a sash, swimming cap and visor; cape donned to “God Bless America.”) Tape ends 29’45”. No credits. Re-recorded from 1/2" reel-to-reel format to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1075:4].
----. Raw footage: 4 tapes. "Original recording no. l; l/2" reel-to-reel format re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1075:3]; "Original recording no. 2"; 1/2" reel-to-reel format re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1125:7]; "Camera 2, no. 1"; 1/2" reel-to-reel format re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1125:4];Camera 2, no. 2"; 1/2" reel-to-reel format re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1125:8]; "Duplicate"; small 1/2" reel-to-reel format re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:20].
----. Beta and VHS recordings are labeled "Final Edit" (as described above); “Parts I, III, & II Unedited"; I, two takes, second begins 10’); III, two takes; first begins 20’, second 32’) and II (two takes, first begins 44’, second 50’30”; tape ends 57’; no credits; labeled “Parts I, III and II without audio": apparent dupe of preceding tape without audio; labeled “Part IV: Bicentennial Salute", four takes plus stills for title backgrounds (used and not used); third take appears to be one used in edited version; labeled “Part IV", four takes as above but without stills. No credits.
----. 27'30" (master + dub) BOX Q. U-Matic tape of complete edit, perhaps with new outro;. La Puerto Vallarte Line (Hats). 6'20". Box H. U-matic tape of Part II. [These two tapes have not been re-recorded].
Labat, Tony. Babalu. 1980. Room Service. 1980. New California Video. Program Coordinator, David Ross; Associate Producers: Neecy Twinem; John Riddler. Room Service begins at 12”0”. Neither video carries credits. Tony Labat was born in Cuba and came to the United Stated at the age of 15 in 1966. He received his BFA (1978) and his MFA (1980) from the San Francisco Art Institute where he’s being teaching since 1985 and is currently Chair of the New Genres Department. Videopool catalogue says of Babalu: “In a powerful collusion of traditional and pop cultural mythologies, Labat confronts his Cuban heritage and identity, and critiques the representation of this culture by the mass media. Donning theatrical face-paint and a wig, Labat transforms himself into an icon of Babalu, the Afro-Cuban folk God. His use of Babalu as a cultural metaphor is steeped in irony; to millions of Americans, Babalu is the theme song of Cuban bandleader Ricky Ricardo on TV’s I Love Lucy. In other sequences, Labat deconstructs the stereotypical gestures and objects -- macho posturing, jai alai, maracas -- that are used by the media to signify “Latin culture”.” Electronic Arts Intermix describes Room Service: "Using confrontational humor and performance, Labat replicates the frustration and anxiety of cultural disorientation in the witty yet pointed Room Service.Playing the role of a newly arrived Latino immigrant, he is seen in a motel room, rehearsing his only English phrases in preparation for a call to room service. Interrupting this narrative, he also appears in the guise of a stand-up comic who tells a joke about an immigrant bewildered by ordering food in English. Labat's satirical role-playing and manipulation of language conveys a broader cultural critique. Through his fragmented, staccato narratives, which often throw the viewer off-balance, he parallels the complex and often terrifying process of displacement and transformation that accompanies acculturation.” Re-recorded from tape BOX E to DVCam and DVD 2008.
Levine, Les. Einstein: A Nuclear Comedy. A Videotape by Les Levine. 1983. 27'. Color. BOX Q. Opening captions: "Deep Television / Now through a newly discovered invention called “Deep Television” it is possible to interview people who have been dead for up to 100 years. “Deep Television” is still in its experimental stages so it is not perfected yet. In some cases the reconstructed images or voices may be inexact depending on the amount of time lapsed between death and the interview. (Small details such as noses may change in size). Invariably the subjects look older than we remember them. / Einstein (1879-1955). This videotape is a record of a “Deep Television” interview with Einstein. Recently discovered information has uncovered the fact that his secret fantasy was to be a music hall comedian." Credits: The part of Einstein was played by Eli Delauro. Violin played by Michael Galasso. Voice Coach Catherine Levine. The part of Einstein’s dog was played by Melba. Production Assistant John Halpern. / "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes." Music by Mack David, Al Hoffman & Jerry Livingston, Walt Disney Music Co. ASCAP. “A dream is a wish your heart makes / When you’re fast asleep / In dreams you will lose your heartaches / Whatever you wish for you keep / Have faith in your dreams and someday / And someday your rainbow / Will come smiling through / No matter how your heart is grieving / You keep on believing / The dream that you wish will come true. / Copyright Museum of Mott Art 1883. Credits end at 22:42, and a new title caption comes up: 22:42: What You Should Know About Nuclear War. This is followed by pages in sepia tones apparently from a Russian civil defence booklet, captioned in Russian and read in Russian and partially translated to English. Credits for this segment read: Komar and Melamid with Jamie Gambrell. Produced by Michael Owen and Robin White. Audio Mix Byron Lovelace. Video Services Roughcut Video. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008. For the "What you should know..." segment, see also Michael Owen.
----. See also Poser, Steven Conversations; The Live! Show, 3-5-1983.
Lizene, Jacques. Artiste de la Mediocrite et de la sans importance presente: l’art banlieue (ou la banlieue de l’art.) (1969-19…). Quelques sequences d’art sans talent / (1979). This segment of the Kitchen Center tape begins with audio introduciton in French at 22'40" to 24”50”. Video ends 33’50”.
Live! Iowa City. 11-20-1980. 30': Perspectives on the Avant-Garde 4-1981; Recording date: 11-20-1980; Disputatio II BOX I
---- 11-20-1981. 30': Live program cablecast Iowa City Cable featuring Jaime Davidovich, Louis Grenier, Laurie Anderson, Jay April BOX I
---- 11-20-1981/ BOX I
Logue, Joan and Paul Simon. BOX B
Longo, Robert. Avant-Garde/ original recording BOX I [6-10-2007 note: This tape was examined 2007 by the Center for Media Production and found to have a caulking problem that clogs video heads and prevents playback; see copy under “Perspectives on the Avant Garde”.]
Lord, Chip. Doug Hall, Chip Lord, and Jody Procter. The Amarillo News Tapes. 1980. 25'52", color, sound. Editors: Doug Hall, Chip Lord. Electronic Arts Intermix describes the video: “With the intention of "dissecting" television news, Doug Hall, Chip Lord and Jody Procter travelled to Amarillo, Texas to serve as artists-in-residence at station KVII-TV. Collaborating with local newsmen, they combined documentary, sociology and parody in this analysis of news gathering, dissemination and presentation. Local anchorman Dan Garcia coaches Hall, Lord and Procter on their style of delivery; deadpan KVII reporters read absurdist copy provided by the artists. In contrast, footage of the devastating effects of a nearby tornado — presented without commentary — speaks eloquently and disturbingly to events that the media cannot control or manipulate. The Amarillo News Tapes deconstructs the role of television in legitimizing and contextualizing events.” Re-recorded from BOX L tape to DVCam and DVD 2008.
Lurie, John."Men in Orbit". 28'. BOX G
[Maciunas, George]. Devyatkin, Dimitri. Marriage of George & Billy Maciunas / 1978. Ceremony followed by performance pieces by Nam June Paik, Maureen Connor, Yoshimada Wada, Dick Higgins, Jane Heimsohn, and the Maciunas’s, then by reception during which Billy Maciunas is covered with whipped cream and serves as the wedding cake. Credits: Dmitri Devyatkin, camera, editing; Deborah Von Moser, camera; Special thanks to / Jaime Davidovich / Nam June Paik; Post-Production Facilities of Electronic Arts Intermix; Copyright D. Devyatkin, 1978. 31'33" (with some leader and tail). BOX F; Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2007.
Maiwald, Christa. Maiwald: Artist Part I. 27'30". BOX F.
---- Artist Part II & "Aging" from Underground Accelerator. 27'30". BOX D.
Marroquin, Raul. Good-Bye. 1983. 28': original recording/recorded directly from TV set. BOX A
---- Good-Bye, 1983 special. 27'. BOX S.
McMahon, Paul. Genes Song. 3’12” BOX N
Miller, L. Flux Festival/November Museum/02'30" BOX L
Mudd Video. 1. total tape time: 29'. Geoffrey Wickland, David Keller; Miss 3-D/ Kissers: For the Moral Majority/ Excerpts from "Final Fashion Solution Contest"/ Excerpts from "Health Rock,"/ --/ (all the above by Geoffrey Wickland); Weltanschauung/ Tonsurring/(the last two by David Keller) BOX P
----. 2. /total tape time: 28'37": Pathways/-- /Between the Motions & the Act Falls the Shadow/ by Reynold Weidenaar; Public Address/--; Assassination 2/--; Fluffy White/ Randy is the Male Mindy/ by Paul Nichols BOX P
----. 3. total tape time: "Alien Escapades" with Tom Murrin/ 1. Juggling/ 2. Burn Again, by Merrii Aldighieri/ It's Gonna Be a Great Day/ Shank/ Whept/ -- / Experiment no.6: The Broken Pencil, by the Lubies: Josh Fried, Henry Linhart/ BOX P
Muntadas, Antonio. Between the Lines: 1979. 26': Sharon Stevens of WGBH covers a meeting of Boston Mayor Kevin H. White with the Action-for-Boston-Community-Development-Seminar BOX A
----. Slow Down/from "Media Ecology Ads". 1982. BOX L
Myers, Rita. Investigations/Observations: "We Are alone Here." 1975. 28'. BOX Q. Credits: Narration by Veronica Beirne; Copyright 1975 Rita Myers. "Rita Myers has been working with videotape since 1973. From the beginning, her work has been distinguished from the work of most video artists by its concern with language. Myers uses delicately constructed narration as an accompaniment and counterpoint to what she calls “fictional settings” – a room, a landscape or other space inhabited by visible or verbally implied “characters.” Her videotapes as well as her performances have been widely shown in the United States and Europe." Summary: black & white; camera pans around a corner of a room containing a lamp, chairs, table, stacks of newspapers, and a number of small objects, from time to time coming in close-up on one object or another, while narrator reads voice-over. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
----. Desires: chapter 2. 1979. 29'28". BOX R. Video opens with "SoHo Presents Television" screens followed by "The Artists Cable Project" and title screen "featuring Rita Myers in Chapter 2, Desires 1979." A second woman, always shown on the left side of screen, asks questions, usually in groups of two or three, to which Myers responds with narrative prose that seems to be reporting something like dream states. There are frequent interludes in which the second woman pours colored sand through her hands onto the table, or pours colored liquids from a small bowl into Myers’ hands, or in which the two women move four small, mirrored objects though a carefully defined choreography. One part of the effectiveness of the piece is the subtle play of other colors (white, yellow, green) against the muted and predominantly black and dark blue background. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
New California Video.
---- Cronin, Isaac, & Terrel Seltzer: "Call it Sleep," Parts 3 & 4, 23'32" BOX F
---- French Performance; Swedish I; Italian Joke; Carousel I; Swedish II; Magic; Carousel II by Scott Rankin. 26'50". BOX C
---- Kipper Kids: "The Kipper Kids". 28'. BOX F
---- Klos, Paul: AX, 25'52" BOX E
---- Labat, Tony. Babalu. Room Service. See Labat.
---- Lord, Chip. With Doug Hall, Jody Proctor. The Amarillo News Tapes. See Lord.
---- Oursler, Tony. Loner. See Oursler.
---- Plural Plural Visions (Partial Submissions without Criteria of the San Francisco Art Institute). 28'10". BOX S
---- Riddler, John, & Bruce Pavlow: M-A-S-S. BOX C
---- Rosler, Martha. Losing... A Conversation with the Parents. See Rosler.
---- Target Video, Joe Rees: Teaser, 27'05" BOX E
Nitsch, Hermann. Aktion 58." 22'. BOX B. Summary: Image Bank Presents: Hermann Nitsch, Atkion 58: Vancover Canada March 30th, 1978 with K. Donovan, R. Hambleton, S. Morozoff, P. Schuyff; M. O’Connell. Camera K. Craig, K. Tom Zak; Audio D. Brawn. Sponsors J. Mekas, F. Conz, R. Chiessi, P. Morra, K. Kalb / A Western Front Society Production / Copyright 1978 Hermann Nitsch. Begins with alternating German and English narration: “July 26, 1975 was first partial realization of the Orgy Mystery Theater project took place at ??? castle [German]. The piece lasted 24 hours from sunrise to sunrise. It was the biggest action I have performed… slaughter and tearing up of sheep, cattle, and swine took place in all parts of the castle.” Ends abruptly at 22’20”: incomplete? Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
Otth, Jean. Le Portillon de Dürer. Apparently Otth used this titles for several videos in the 1970s. In this version, a dressed model moves against her image shown on a monitor in the background as the artist creates a drawing based on her positions on a screen in front of the camera used to film the scene. Begins 48’45” and ends 55’59 on Belgium Video DVD with Marcher… and Abramović & Ulay; no credits. On the Belgium Video DVD ( with Abramović & Ulay only), begins at 15’30”; only a title, no credits. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
[Oursler, Tony]. Loner. 1980. 30’. Credits: New California Video. Program coordinator David Ross. Associate producers Neecy Twinem, John Riddler. / Spoken credits at end (spellings here are approximate): dedicated to Kenny Sarbon (sp?), thank Melodie Jean Davis, Reverend Jim Shaw, Yawn Mandel, John Moldasary, Mike Kelly, Sophie Breer, Mitchell Thyrup, Lorraine Curson, Megan Williams, ? Martin, Prime Bailey, Mark Oursler for his poem, “You,” Mom and Dad, and Carol Allison. Summary: hands manipulate objects against crudely drawn backgrounds while voice-over narrates brief poems and poems; content is sexual and violent. BOX C. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
-----. Alice Tully Hall/total tape time: Tony Oursler/05'12"; Alice Tully Hall, 9'20"
Owen, Michael. "Komar & Melamid", "The Artist & Television": 40': Komar & Melamid/with Jamie Gambrell/produced by Michael Owen & Robin White The Artist & Television, Teleconference at the UI, linking UI, UCLA, and NYU/hosts: Estera Pollock & Jaime Davidovich/with Ann Sargent Wooster, Paul McMahon. John Surgeon / 1982/ Judith Henry: Isn't That Terrible? / 1982. BOX A. See also Levine, Les.
---- Komar & Melamid. 10-27-1982. 4' BOX A. See also Levine, Les.
Partridge, Stephen. Interplay. 1980. 9'. Box H.
Perspectives on the Avant-Garde, 1981, produced by Robin White and Jamie Davidovich
---- Marcia Tucker, S.B.W. Robinson, Robert Longo, Helene Winer, Michael Smith, R. Goldberg. 53'. BOX T; Longo interview also available as 2005 re-recording to DVD.
---- Part One. ADD
---- Part Two. ADD
---- Part Three. ADD
---- Part II, 23'50" BOXES AA; DD; Dub ADD
---- Part III, 25'30": I: Conclusion/II: Rebuttal/III: Adventures of the Avant-Garde BOX CC (see also Davidovich, Jaime).
---- produced by Robin White & Jaime Davidovich. 60'. BOX A
---- Individual Interview Segments no. 4; Robert Longo. 6'33" Box T
----Tucker, Marcia. Original recording. BOX B.
---- 58'. BOX CC.
---- Special Version. 60’.
---- rebuttal. Jaime Davidovich. Iowa City, 1981. 11'11". BOXES CC; P
---- Iowa City. 11-21-81. Original recording BOX U
---- Winer, Helene. Original recording BOX K
Poser, Steven. Conversations. [1980 interview series].
----. with guest Vito Acconci. 9-24-1880. 28'. Final edit as broadcast begins with Acconci reacting to a recent story in the Wall Street Journal. Later in the program is a long section on his recent "Peoplemobile" project in Holland in which a flatbed truck with an installation piece traveled between several cities. BOX P copy re-recorded to DVCam and DVD in 2008. Also original (raw unedited) recording, 3 reels, each tape runs about 28'.(BOXES G; CC; DD). Three unedited tapes (numbered 1, 2, and 3) re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008. Summary of #2: much of interview is conducted from behind the camera by Jaime Davidovich, with occasional comments and questions from Steven Poser in front of the camera. The camera stays in tight focus on Acconi's face for nearly the whole tape. Discussion focuses on the assumption that the group of early performance artists made about how they were revolutionizing art, but in fact they came to produce "documentation" that could be placed on walls (and therefore could be sold by galleries and collected by individuals and museums like traditional art) rather than reproduced in magazine and other "non-art" venues. About 20:00, discussion shifts to Acconi's more recent "Peoplemobile" project in Holland in which a flatbed truck with an installation piece traveled between several cities. Tape ends abruptly as Acconi begins to leave the table for documentation of this project that he has brought with him.
----. with guest Laurie Anderson. 1980. 29'. (BOXES A; Q); with intro & outro (no commercial). Also original unedited recording, reel one (BOX A). The video begins with a "SoHo Television Presents" screen; at the end, there is an ad that runs around a minute for becoming a friend of SoHo Television: a $10 donation brings you a monthly magazine, TV Magazine. The interview begins with Anderson performing briefly on an electronic instrument; throughout the interview proper, she speaks into an electronic voice changer which give her voice a distinctly male timbre. Neccy Twinem is identified as Assistant Producer/Camera. Final edit only re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
----. with guest Les Levine. 5-21-1980. 28'. There is an interlude beginning about 17:30 and ending at 21:00, a performance piece, "Instant This, Instant That,” staring Nancy Susie, Finally, at the end, around 27'30", is an ad for TV Magazine, the SoHo Television publication. Final (BOX P) edit only re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008. Also orignal (raw unedited) recording, 3 reels. (BOXES G; CC; FF).
----. with guest Annette Michelson. 28'. Summary from Video Data Bank: "Annette Michelson is a founding editor of the journal October and former professor of cinema studies at New York University. Before starting October, Michelson was the film critic for Artforum. Michelson's influential work has focused on modernity, Russian and French avant-garde film, and American underground cinema. In this Soho TV interview with Steven Poser she acknowledges that advertising shapes the editorial content of art magazines (including Artforum) and discusses her objectives in starting October: creating a space where different art forms—dance, sculpture, film—could be written about together in a rigorous way and where artists' writings and documents could be published. 'It was our hope that [October] could celebrate that conjunction of innovation in the arts and certain kinds of political consciousness and awareness to be defined as undoubtedly oriented toward the left. For myself, the issues of Marxist methodology are still alive," Michelson says. Tape ends with ad to join Friends of SoHo TV. Final edit only (BOXES P, Q) re-recorded to DVCam and DVD formats in 2008. Also original (raw unedited) recordings, 3 reels .(BOXES G; CC; DD), not re-recorded.
----. with guest Dennis Oppenheim. 5-27-1980. 28'17". Summary: Oppenheim begins by talking about his sculptural piece "A Station for Detaining and Blinding Radioactive Forces"; a bit later "Final Stroke" is mentioned. The discussion is continuous and abstract but near the end several of his more pieces which "look like their aim" are shown. One reel (BOX H) re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008. Also original (raw, unedited) recording (BOXES G; CC; FF), 3 reels.
Prince, Richard, Editions. 1982. 7'30": Laurie Simmons: A Teaser: 5'; produced by Carole Ann Klonarides; Michael Owen/copyright MICA TV, 1982 "antique" U-matic BOX FF.
Romus, Andre. Paolo Uccello. La Bataille de San Romano. Suite et fin. Begins at 37’20” on DVD; credits from 52'03". La Bataille de San Romano de Paolo Uccello /suite et fin / un film video de andre romus / montage electronique: julien thurion; production videographie rtbf liege 1980. Conseiller: Paul Paquay; avec la participation de chime sieu anh Francois Sikivie; Georges Riolla; prise de vues: Jean-Pierre Frippiat; post sonorisation: Emile Labasse; musique originale composee et interpreteee par Tran Quang Hai; effets speciaux: americaans theater.. brt / Willy Stroobandt, Julien Guillemin. Photos: Ursula Bohn. Archives: Life Magazine; journal tv rtbf. Ends 53’15”. This is the final segment on the Kitchen Center tape which also contains the Frank van Herck and Jacques Lizene videos. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
Rosler, Martha. Semiotics of the Kitchen. Copyright 1975. B&W Rosler displays objects and names them (with a certain menace): "Apron." "Bowl." "Chopper." "Dish." "Eggbeater." "Fork." Near end of the video (at 7') she uses her arms to make several letters of the alphabet. BOX L. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
----. Losing… A Conversation with the Parents. Color. Young couple seated on on sofa: mother, then father talks about their [dead? bulimic? anorexic?] daughter, “... never thought she would be have a weight problem… doctor put her on sensible diet … many people in American dying of starvation… [mother shows photo album] … girls are made to take out more on themselves, I guess… knew she was upset about Biafra...” Credits: with Susan Lewis, Peter Hackett; video Brian Connell; post production John Baker; a tape by Martha Rosler copyright 1977. [from same tape as Semiotics; also copy from Box S]. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
Russell, Susan. TV Hot, TV Cold.” 11-1977. 9’00”. BOX N.
Sanborn, John. Dean & DeLuca. Punk Art Opening. 6-3-1978. This is apparently original, unedited footage taken by Sanborn. To 10"54" of the DVD, a handheld camera wanders about a Dean & DeLuca gourmet food store. At 10'54" the camera cuts directly to an outdoor art scene with other apparently related gallery opening footage. Tape ends at 33'. For commentary on Sanborn's work, see Art Electronica web site. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX Tre-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1123:7]. Re-recorded to DVD in 2005.
Sasaki, Tomiyo, with Laurie Anderson and Jaime Davidovich. 3 Short Pieces. Begins with SoHo TV intro and tiles spelling “A,” “R”, “T.” Laurie Anderson establishes a beat with a hammer; U.S. map in background. Beat changes, light dims, and Anderson’s face is illuminated in glow of wrist watch. Segment ends at 2”35 on DVD. Davidovich piece begins with close up on eyes moving to an African/Caribbean beat; moves to finger and visual effects. Ends 4’5” on DVD. Tomiyo Sasaki has woman blowing gum bubbles, moves to abstract profile of male and female blowing bubbles. Ends 5’30”. Re-recordings of "antique" U-matic BOX EE [ VidiPax 1665 #4] and BOX CC [VidiPax 1665 #9] to Beta and VHS are duplicates and shelved under "Anderson."
Segalove, Ilene. The Mom Tapes, 1974-1978. 1978. 28. BOX G. Summary: begins b&w; mother and daughter (as child) off-camera; daughter bored. Sequences of daughter asking "What should I do …?"; "Where should I get…?". Mother advising daugher "Don’t use the underground crossover…". Long sequence of mother in large Los Angeles house ("Sometimes I think this house is too big for two people… "). Changes to color at 15'. mother discussing need for protection from sun after cancers on nose; mask and wig as “protective” while swimmimg; sequence on “Oh, if I could only draw…” (took painting lesson, Chinese ink painting). Mother asks daughter's advice (by phone) about art classes. Coda: story about chilly evening in the valley where mother placed warm coffee cups on her breasts. Second coda: "I'll call... I have your phone number, you know." Credits: By Ilene and Elaine Seagalove. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
----. "I Remember Beverly Hills"/ 23'; with commercial BOX DD; "I Remember Beverly Hills": 28'. BOX G
---- 1980: 5 True Stories. 1980. 6'. BOX P
---- "The French Roll". 1'43" BOX S
---- "The Pits". 1'38" BOX S
---- What is Business? 29'. BOX F; BOX CC
---- Why I Got Into TV & other Stories. 5-18-1983. 10'. BOX L
Smals, Wees. The Apple/Dutch Treat. 1981. Original recording BOX Q
----? Dutch Treat. 21’. ADD.
Social Climbers (musical group). 10/29/1979. Jean Seton Shaw (bass, vocals), A. Leroy (farfisa organ, korg machine), Mark Bingham (guitar, vocals). Studio recording with each piece introduced by clapboard with song title on masking tape: “Dates”; (from 5’30”) “You Talk Too Much”; (7’12”) “Saturn Man” (second take from 8’30”); (11’50”) “International Finders”; (from 15’45; take 2: 16’36”; take 3: 18’30”; take 4: 19’00”) “Anorexic”. Video ends at 21’30”. http://lostinthegrooves.blogspot.com/2006/01/cult-of-week-social-climbers.html includes this comment about the group: "Mark Bingham flirted with a number of projects prior to compiling the works of Social Climbers, including production work for MX-80 Sound and collaborations with New York's Glenn Branca. Their only album was indeed a compilation of three excellent, but poorly pressed 7" flexis put out by the band. Armed with just a couple of guitars, a rhythm box and an organ, you'd be forgiven for thinking that this album may not offer anything special, or that Social Climbers would simply mirror the b-movie aspirations of their New York peers, Comateens (which they do here there, particularly on 'Western World'). however, Bingham & Co. conjure up a highly original mix of quietly neurotic post-punk restraint. both the organ and rhythm boxes are used highly effectively, thanks to subtle production trickery and clever programming, neatly offset by the geeky garageband vocals. tracks like 'Chicken 80', 'Chris & Debbie' and 'That's Why' are shining examples of the very best of post-punk DIY, thanks to both memorable tunes and a cool, if insular, atmosphere of moderate despair. as the album wanders comfortably over the stylistic map, each track in some way hits the spot, and most hit more than one." Unrelated Footage on this tape continues from 21’50” with an abrupt cut to a bathtub filling with water and soap bubbles; a hand turns off the taps; a long, still shot of soap bubbles follows; at 26’40” the camera begins to explore a woman’s body in the tub (most focus is on patterns in the bubbles). Tape ends at 33’00”. Re-recorded from BOX M ½ reel-to-reel tape to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:16].
SoHo for Qube. 2'06". BOX T
[Soho for?] Qube Part II. 1-9-1980. 30'. BOX FF
SoHo Television. Bars Countdown, Logo: 16": End Program Credits; Old Outro; only credits NEA BOX T
---- By and About Women. 27'15" BOX S
---- commercial. 1'. Box H
---- Juan Downey: Guahibos. 27'. BOX G
---- logo. 1/2" reel-to-reel-format BOX T Re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:6]
---- logo. "antique" U-matic BOX BB
---- logo. BOX L
---- logo. Rehearsing Video Art/ Art Performance/ BOX M
---- logo; intro & outro. 16" BOX M
---- new outro/ BOX N
SoHo Wants To Know (series program)
----. Camera Direction (assigned title). No date. Color. “The following experiment was done during a live transmission on a Warner-Anex Qube system Columbus Ohio.” Hosts: Jaime Davidovich and Carol Stevenson. Hosts are shown with monitor on table, with two cameras running. Studio audience has buttons to press in order to change from camera 1 to camera 2. People calling-in by phone (two calls are taken) give the operator of the active camera instructions on how to move the camera: zoom in/out; pan left-right, right-left; up/down; in/out of focus. Ends without credits at 11’34”. BOX AA re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:2]; "antique" U-matic BOX EE
---- Video Art, SoHo Wants to Know. 10'."Antique" U-matic BOX BB.
SoHo: "An Impression"/09'18": Leandra Strobing, producer (with Roy Liemer) BOX T.
Sturgeon, John. Uroboros. 4-1979. 9'54"; Of Matter, of Mind 2-1978. 9'. BOX M.
Susie, Nancy. Instant This, Instant That. This performance piece appears as an interlude in Poser, Steven Les Levine interview, beginning about 17:30 and ending at 21:00. Stars Nancy Susie, Twin Art; Camera Lights: D J Desoto, Brooks Williams; edited by Tom Finerty, Lynda Kahn, Ellen Kahn; Music: Taste Test; Special Thanks to Camilla McGuire, Charlie Rich; Written by Ellen Kahn, Lynda Kahn; Lyrics Music: Joan Durand, D J Desoto. The piece has two girls (both played by Susie) waking together early in the morning, proceeding through the day, and going back to bed in the evening. In the course of the day, they eat breakfast (Tang, instant coffee, Eggo waffles), lunch (Spam), and dinner (Swanson TV dinners), and they do a variety of chores (brushing teeth, shaving legs, drying hair, vacuuming, washing and ironing clothes, painting nails, putting on night cream, etc.), all of which involve the use of “instant” products. Re-recorded as part or Poser interview to DVCam and DVD formats 2008.
Suzuki, Taro.Taro Suzuki at Hurrah [container title]. 5-1980. 30’15’. This tape B&W, without titles or credits, may be unedited footage; it seems to have two distinct parts: the first 15’ is a montage of clips from broadcast television (game shows, family dramas, ads, etc), most grainy and snowy, intercut with brief footage of WWII POWs, concentration camps, Idi Amin, Mao, etc. At 15’00”, Taro Suzuki is filmed shouting (“Trash!, Trash!”, etc.), and gesticulating, for about three minutes. Camera then goes to a long, static shot of an interior characterized by columns and floor light spots (presumably Hurrah’s, a small Village club in New York City in the 1970s); eventually the camera begins a 360 degree pan, and Jaime Davidovitch’s voice can be heard (apparently behind the camera) asking that people “stay out of the picture please.” At 22’45” there is a cut to a man (Taro Suzuki) staggering and falling. Suzuki moves through various poses, with JD’s voice directing, and eventually places himself against a multi-pane mirrored wall. The tape ends at 30’15”. Zuzuki was involvedt with the rock band “Youth in Asia” in late 1970s Village scene. Suzuki, a Syracuse graduate, seems to have later become primarily a painter and sculptor. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX I recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:4].
Talking Heads (rock band). 12/1975. Performance, [filmed at CBGB’s, New York City? See also Dead Heads]. According to a Wikipedia article, the members of this group were David Byrne (lead, vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (drums, percussion), and Tina Weymouth (bass guitar, backing vocals). All three were alumni of the Rhode Island School of Design….Weymouth recalled how the group chose the name Talking Heads: "A friend had found the name in the TV Guide, which explained the term used by TV studios to describe a head-and-shoulder shot of a person talking as 'all content, no action.' It fit." The first song on this tape is announced by Byrne as “Psycho Killer”; it ends 5’30. The remaining songs are also announced but titles are not audible on the video. The second begins at 6’00”, ends at 10’00”; third runs between 11’30”–15’50”; fourth between 16’30”–19’50”; fifth between 20’50”–25’20”; sixth between 26’20”–29’40”. Audience calls for an encore and the group starts a song at 32’50” but video begins to break up and ends abruptly at 33’20”. Only opening title; no credits. Re-recorded from BOX I ½” reel-to-reel tape to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:13].
Tee Vee, the Poor Soul of TV, no. 5/02'11" BOX N, M
The Live! Show. As described in JoAnn Hanley's program notes to a 1990 exhibition of The Live! Show at the American Museum of the Moving Image. Hanley was Curator, Video and Performance:
On December 21, 1979, "The Live Show!" debuted on Manhattan Cable's Channel J. Created and produced by painter and video artist Jaime Davidovich, it was one of the regularly scheduled programs of the Artists Television Network, which had been formed in 1976 by Davidovich and several other individuals and organizations to further the development of television as a medium for art and artists and to bring a broad range of contemporary arts programing to television audiences. Through "SoHo Television" and "The Live! Show", the Artists Television Network presented regular weekly telecasts on Manhattan Cable's public access channels. These programs featured original works by visual and performing artists and included the work of artists in any medium, as long as the presentation was conceived as television rather than as a document of an activity or event. ATN provided production and post-production facilities and paid related expenses. For production it utilized the facilities of New York's Automation House, Manhattan Cable, and Davidovich's loft. As a non-profit enterprise, ATN was supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, funding which was critical to ATN's creation and survival but never entirely covered expenses.
Produced on a shoestring budget with the aid of friends, volunteers and students, "The Live! Show", nevertheless, followed a model developed by mainstream television -- that of the familiar variety/talk show. Promotional materials for the program described it as "A variety show of the avant-garde featuring real and invented personalities from the art world with interviews, opinions, performances, live call-ins, art lessons, and much more, all in a half hour of lively entertainment." Davidovich himself served as host, editorialist, art teacher, interviewer, and of course, Dr. Videovich, the television therapist who claimed to have studied media manipulation with German professors in his native Argentina and who specialized in cures for television addiction. New York Times television critic John J. O'Connor aptly described Dr. V. when he said, "Speaking with a fairly heavy accent, Mr. Davidovich, in the guise of Dr. Videovich, projects a persona somewhere between Bela Lugosi and Andy Kaufman. He wears a white jacket and offers his peculiar prescriptions for the future, couched in a context that borrows from the theater of the absurd."
Through the persona of Dr. Videovich and his editorials, Davidovich thoughtfully and persistently questioned the nature of television and its place in our culture. He encouraged active viewership and urged people to think about television -- who owned it, who controlled it, why you see the things you see, why it's structured the way it is. He wanted people to be aware of their own behavior in relation to television and the place that television occupies in their daily lives, both as a transmitter of culture and ideas, and as an actual physical presence in the home. To this end, he created "TeeVee, the Poor Soul of Television", a sort of Everyman of television sets who appeared on a regular basis constantly questioning his own existence, pondering his own shortcomings and limitations, somehow sensing he wasn't being all he could be, wanting, but not knowing how, to be more than he was.
Davidovich also kept close watch over the "competition," the commercial cable networks like CBS's short-lived entertainment network. He followed their activities closely and reported on them faithfully to his audience, often engaging in on-air dialogues with other people who were trying to figure out just what cable could be -- people from the commercial sphere such as Norman Lear, Trig Mhyren (Chairman of the Board of the American Telecommunications Corp.), Nicholas Johnson of the FCC, and writer and critic Les Brown. Through conversations with art world colleagues such as Long Beach Museum's Kathy Rae Huffman, Estera Milman from the University of Iowa, and ArtCom's Nancy Frank, he further explored what the new technologies could mean to artists.
The heart of "The Live! Show" was regularly featured appearances by artists and performers such as Linda Montano, Ann Magnuson, Michael Smith, Eric Bogosian, Laurie Anderson, Robert Longo, and Les Levine, many of whom have since become established professionals working in Hollywood or network television or in other areas of mainstream culture. Like Davidovich, they were creators of ephemeral art, conceptualists, dadaists, challengers of popular ideals and notions. By making art on television, for television or with television, they questioned the nature of art itself -- what it is, what it could be, and how it could be made.
Davidovich also took advantage of his air time to do a little selling, ironically incorporating the same strategies as network television to help finance his endeavors. He was an avid collector of television-related items and, during a segment called "The Video Shop" (an early form of home shopping club), he sold things like Winky Dinky sets, Dukes of Hazzard bedtrays, and objects he made especially for sale on the show -- "Videokitsch by Videovich" -- once again calling attention to the myriad ways in which television permeates our culture.
In choosing to broadcast live, Davidovich placed himself on the line, program after program. His wry sense of humor, spirit of adventure and Kovacsian use of the medium, placed him squarely in the tradition of earlier television innovators -- originals like Steve Allen, Spike Jones and Jerry Lewis, all of whom used live television and a variety show format to explore the medium's inherent capabilities and possibilities. Such public risk taking required huge amounts of energy, ego, and dedication to a dream, and in this particular instance resulted in television that was intensely personal, slightly self-indulgent, often original, always fascinating, and definitely entertaining.
----. 12-21-1979. Part I. 30’. ADD; 12-21-1979. Part II. 30’. ADD. CMP reviewed these two tapes 10/2008: no signal could be found on either tape. First broadcast, said to be with Carole Anne Klonarides. Special introduction by Marshall Efron; music by The Social Climbers and Youlhinasia; "Bubbling,"a videotape by Tomiyo Sasaki; and "Selections from the Eleventh Spectacle," a performance by Stuart Sherman.
----. 12-28-1979 [but actually the cablecast of 12-21-1979?]. Appears to be a 58’ semi-edited compilation for cablecast. Jaime Davidovich tapes with hand-held camera an introduction by Carole Ann Klonarides. Performance (1’30”–5’30) by The Social Climbers (male guitar and vocalist, woman on guitar, male onkeyboard). Rehearsal performance (b&w; 5’50”–sound comes in 7’55”--10:55) by Youth in Asia (song ends “I feel better now.” Advertisement for The Live! Show. Video Art segment (Interpolation), 3 pieces by John Sanborn & Kit Fitzgerald : (Entropy) 11’40” -14:00, breakfast table set, breakfast made and eaten (corn flakes, banana, omelet, coffee; (Order) 14’00”–15’20”, a montage of objects used to make percussive sounds; (Watch) 15’21”–16’25”, camera closes in on woman sitting on couch to end focused on an eye. Art Performance segment: Lucio Pozzi, 16’26”–18’15”, gloved hands moving around small dinosaurs, etc. JD appeals for funds: show will close without funding; 18’15”–20’10”. Another song by The Social Climbers, 21’10”–23’20”. JD announces he is setting up rebroadcast of the “first Live! Show cablecast last Friday,” then briefly tapes in b&w the signal from a tv set. Klonarides introduces The Social Climbers 26’–30’03”. “Pre-recorded tape part:” Youthinasia (musical group), b&w, 30’50”–35’15”, rehearsing “Amnesia”. SoHo Television Presents advertisement for new programs; ends 35’47”. Video Art segment: 35’48”- 38’48”, “Bubbling,” (man and woman blowing gum bubbles toward each other) Art Performance segment. Tomiyo Sasaki © 1979, 38’05”-42’06”, selections from Stuart Sherman’s "Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic)" (sneezing, marked papers, objects hammered over piano keyboard, piggy bank). Davidovich asks viewers to send postcards or letters in order to receive packet of ten holiday postcards. The Social Climbers, 44’05–49’30”. Klonarides advertises local bakery, the designer of dress she is wearing. The Social Climbers 50’12”–54’54” (“Japan”?). Davidovich reads cast credits for “second” Live! Show. Klonarides cuts cake while Davidovich tapes. Ends 58'. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2008.
----. 12-28-1979. Eddie Marshall: The Best Years; Anorexic; 60’. Master BOX U; Box DD.
----. 5-14-1982. Opens with black screen, voice of Jamie Davidovich with Merle Ginsberg reporting upcoming club events. Both come on camera, Ginsberg finishes events, Davidovich introduces show. First piece: The Gap from Art to Hickory Farm [large Los Angeles shopping mall]. From 5’ JD is in mall to see what art is “permanently on view,” what can be done with video, and interviews people as to what “video art” is. The tape ends at 11’56” with a sequence of close-ups of JD moving eyes and fingers to demonstrate possible video manipulations. Also scheduled (but not on this tape) were an interview with Steve Agetstein (editor of Media 90, a San Francisco periodical); Tee Vee the Poor soul of Television; and a Dr. Videovich-phone in. Unedited original recording. ADD + an edited version re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2008 (2 tapes said by CMP to be identical). Also 5-14-1982. Guest: Steve Agetstein; Jaime Davidovich: The Gap; Steve Agetstein: Video 80 Festival Tape; Jaime Davidovich: Tee Vee Poor Soul of Television no.?; Dr. Videovich: Television Therapy Phone-In; unedited original recording BOX U; also [ 5-14-1983?] Steve Agetstein; edited Master of cablecast BOX U?; Guest: Steve Agetstein; Jaime Davidovich: The Gap; Steve Agetstein: Video 80 Festival Tape; Jaime Davidovich: Tee Vee Poor Soul of Television no.?; Dr. Videovich: Television Therapy Phone-In; unedited original recording BOX U; also [ 5-14-1983?] Steve Agetstein; edited Master of cablecast BOX U.
----. 5-21-1982. Merle Ginsberg and JD on upcoming events. JD invitation to join “boo-boo club” by reporting “boo-boos” in broadcast shows. “Spelling” – [brief silent video of man on street spelling “Davidovich” on a pad]. JD appeal for donations; offers television bank premium. Shalom Gorewitz describes his work with “processed video images”: introduction with JD from 9’55”; video 12’20”-17’50” is final section of “U.S. Sweats”. Dr. Videovitch – call in questions about television. [Tee Vee, The Poor Soul of Television is on schedule but program ends without time to view it]. Credits roll at 25’25”. Produced by JD, Associate director Neecy Twinem; Production assistants Susan List, Barry Tone; Cameras Henry Villafana, Charles Cary; Floor manager Agnes Havas; Technical director Judith Escalona; Audio Steve Rampino; Utility Lewis Erskine; Associate Director Jeanne Ollivierre; Director Dick Martin. Ends at 26’27”. Original recording, Cablecast live Box H re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2009 (on same disc with following:)
----. 5-28-1982. Opens with clip of muddy license plate which is washed to reveal “TV IS OK”; caption: Irere Segalove 10/7/79 Produced at APPS/Long Beach Museum of Art. Set goes dark and voices of Merle Ginsburg and JD; lights up at 28’30”, ends 30’42”. Intro and fund appeal by JD. Videotape: “TV Village” 34’40”-40’47” - a series of 20 takes of JD introducing his collection of plastic TV sets. JD appeals for funds, ends with “This Space Available” ad to 44’35”. Guests: Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong introduction by JD, then a music video “Samuari Toys” to song by Ballistic Kisses, 46’52”-49’33” (Video Advanced Television, c. 1982). Dr. Videovich: Television therapy phone-in; Credits: Produced by JD; Production Assistants Susan List, Neecy Twinem, Barry Tone; Associate Producer Marci Terman; Cameras Henry Villa Melvin Lawrence, Vapormann Johnson; Technical director Angel-A-Dews; Video/VTR Judith Escalona; Audio Lewis Erskine; Utility/Floor manager Jose Rankin; Director Dick Martin . End 55’07”. Original recording from TV Receiver MCTV BOX B; unedited original recording; cablecast live BOX B re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2009 (on same disc with preceeding).
----. 6-04-1982. JD, Merle Ginsburg off-camera, then on; Ginsburg recommends going to performance of The Opairs, a British rock band. JD explains Booboo Club and solicits donations 4’27”-6’35”. TeeVee Poor Soul of Television: post messages on your tv set to include it in the family 4’28”-6’35”. Announcements by JD: upcoming SoHo TV show; donate $15 or more for a tv savings bank premium 6’36”- 8’08”; commercial break: This Space Available 8’09”-9’12”. Painter and musician Paul McMahon; introduction 9’15”- 11’20”: video breaks up, loses color, audio ok; guitar and sings "How I Love Your Paintings" 11’21”-14’35” (video fine). Interlude to 15’07” and Dr. Videovitch segment with Zush, an “artist from Europe who has invented his own country.” Call-in questions from 21’05”-24’. Credits 24’-27’: Produced by Jaime Davidovich; Associate Producer Marcie Terman; Production Assistants Katherine Helper, Neecy Twinem, Barry Tone; Make Up Barry Tone; Cameras Charles Carey, Jose Rankin Jr., Vapormann Johnson; Technical Director Angela Dews; Video/VTR Judith Escalona; Audio Lewis Erskine; Utility/Floor Manage Steve Burnett; Director Dick Martin. Original recording BOX U; edited copy BOX EE (said by CMP to have same content); re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2009.
----. 6-18-1982. Manhatttan Cable Television title to 1’08”. Black screen with JD voice off-camera, goes on set at 1”35”. Phones Ginsburg, leaves message on her answering device. Fan Club promo at 4’30”-6’10”. “I am the best artist” JD interview unnamed artist, 6’10”-10’43”. Announcements: SoHo TV, donations, commercial break, Booboo Club to 18’50". Carol Ann Klonarides about “Crossover” – promotionals for artists: tape of Cindy Sherman at 22’; Richard Price 23”40”-25’25”; Laurie Simmons, A Teaser 25’30-28’05”. Dr. Videovich to 29’30”. Credits from29’50”: Produced by Jaime Davidovich; Associate Producer Marcie Terman; Lighting Director John Chow; Make Up Melissa Terman, Sue List; Cameras Melvin Lawrence, Barbara [?];Technical Director Angela Dews; Video/VTR Charles Chaz Edmonds; Audio Lewis Erskine, Utility/Floor Manager Agnes Hayas; Director Jeanne Olinere. Ends 30’45”. Original recording, directly from TV Receiver BOX U [6-10-2005: examined by Center for Media Production and Sherman interview is an edited segment of full interview that runs 1’40”; see full version under “Klonarides”.]; edited for re-broadcast, Master BOX U; From Interview "Best Artist"; original recording BOX U. Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2009.
----. 6-25-1982. Begins at 15”. Black screen with voice off-camera, Ginsburg and JD on things to do; DNA, “Art on the Beach”. Dr. Videovich at 4’20”: Fan Club, intro. TeeVee, the Poor Soul of Television: “Today I want to pretend to be something else…” to 8’35”. Announcements: SoHo TV, donations, to 11’00”. Commercial break: This Space Available (to 12’). JD intro of Michael Smith “party favors” to 17’30”, skit on driving to 20’45”; Videovitch with Nancy Frank (Artcom and LaMamelle, San Francisco), with phone-in questions, to 27’20”. Credits: Executive Producer Jaime Davidovich; Director Marcie D. Terman; Assistant Director John Chow; Produced by Jaime Davidovich; Production Assistant Catherine Helper; Technical Director/Switcher Richard Martin Sr.; Audio Angela M. Dews; Electronic Graphics Angela Myers, Michell Osiro; Video/VTR Judith Escalona; Floor Manager Jose Rankin, Sr.; Camera Henry Villafano,Vapormann Johnson, Melvin Lawrence. Ends 29’. Original recording BOX U re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2009.
----. 9-10-1982. JD walks on, sits behind desk; tape goes to leader to 2’10” and intro repeats. “Encore Presentation” of 9/10/1982. Video Shop (items for purchase: Winky Dink Set; TV Savings Bank; TV sets postcard). TeeVee The Poor Soul of Television [5?] about "snow” when channel is changed. 8’40”-10’50”. Guest: performance artist Louis Grenier; intro to 13’5”. Video “Gravity” to 16’50” (close up on face as moves body in a circle – vertical to right, standing on his hands, vertical on left, upright). Discussion to 19’30”. Video: “Pass Debris” (directions to atomic blast site) to 22’58”. Call-in: question about poor cable reception but Dr. V. only deals with “emotional problems of television.” “Can’t sleep”: buy TV toys. “Nothing on TV is any good.” Ends 29’. Credits: Executive Producer: Jaime Davidovich; Associate Producer: Katherine Helper; Director: Angela M. Dews; Audio: Lanse Chase; Video: Bill Able; Electronic Graphics: Janice Teague; Floor Manager: Steve Burnett; Camera: Judith Escalona, David Daggett; Production Assistant: Nina Davidovich, Diane Wilkinson. Ends 29’45”. Original recording BOXES C, D, U, K.re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2009.
----. 9-17-1982. JD walks on, sits behind desk. Just back from Iowa City planning 3-hour national program; notes CBS Cable has closed operations. Video Shop from 3’20” (Winky Dink Set; Savings Bank). 5’30” Tee Vee The Poor Soul of Television: “I am trying to figure it out what TV really is…” to 7’40”. Guest: Paul Tschinkle, has had a public access TV cable program from 1974. Video "Artifacts": talks about, spins nickel, finger dance, drives nail, dance with his mouth, a chair advancing on camera [all in blue], 10’36” to14’30”; segment on a rock band (not identified) to 15’56’; the introduction only of the program “Inner-Tube Video presents Art/new york”: Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol exhibitions, etc., to 17’20”. Live phone call from Estera Pollock in Iowa City regarding telecast conference planned for October 21 to 23, to 19’50”. JD on closing of CBS cable studio, plays portion of a recorded telephone interview September 14 with Norman Lear to 25’57”. Credits from 26’35”: Executive Producer: Jaime Davidovich; Associate Producer: Katherine Helper; Director: Angela M. Dews; Audio: Lanse Chase; Video: Bill Able; Electronic Graphics: Janice Teague; Floor Manager: Steve Burnett; Camera: Judith Escalona, David Levine; Production Assistant: Nina Davidovich, Diane Wilkinson. Ends 27’35”. BOX N plus two other copies: re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2009.
----. 9-24-1982. 30”-6’25” JD on his collection of television memorabilia, Howdy Doody and Wonder bread; 6’26-8’30” TeeVee the Poor Soul of Television “I don’t know what to do something original!” 8’31”-14’46” interview with John Howell, publisher of Alive magazine. 14’50”-24’26” excerpt of video by Ilene Segalove What Is Business?: a Videoportrait. 24’30”-27’58” JD introduces next week’s show; mic off for first part, then realizes show has five minutes to run, Dr. Videovitch call in (one call about Segalove video), told has only one minute to close. 28”-28’30” Credits: Executive producer JD; Associate producer Katherine Helper; Director Angela M Dews; Audio Lanse Chase; Video B. Sterling Nile; Electronic graphics Janice Teague; Floor manager David Daggett; Camera Judith Escalona, David Le Vine; Production assistants Giuseppe Sacchi; produced at the studio of Community Film Workshop Council, Inc. 1982. Original recording Box X re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2009.
----. 10-1-1982. 35”-4’45”JD ruminates on “the cable business” and “personalized channels.” 4’46-15’45”JD interviews Liza Bear, producer of Communication Update (Channel 8 program) who introduces segment (at 7’50”-15’45”; credits at 15’45”) from “WARC report” (on artists’ television). 15’46”-20’45” JD interviews Estera Pollack, University of Iowa School of Art & Art History, on upcoming Artist & Television satellite teleconference. 20’50”-23’ TeeVee Poor Soul of Television “What Am I Good For?” 25’02”-25’55” Interviews Rick Hindman, American Telecommunication Corporation, on technological aspects of teleconference. 26’-26’40” Credits: Executive producer JD; Associate producer Katherine Helper; Director Angela M Dews; Audio Lanse Chase; Video Bill Able; Lighting Giuseppe Sacchi; Electronic graphics Janice Teague; Floor managers David Daggett, Steve Burnett; Camera Judith Escalona, David Le Vine; Production assistant Sonia Thompson; produced at the studio of Community Film Workshop Council, Inc. Copyright 1982 CFWC, Inc.Original recording/Master Box X; original recording. Master Box X re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2009.
----. 1-14-1983. 50”-6’35” Dr. Videovich on articles in New York Magazine and Cable Magazine; 6’-36”-7”47” Nicholas Johnson on satellite transmission [from Washington, D.C.?] “gets 60 seconds” to talk about “threats” to public access to cable TV; 7’48”-9’45”JD responds to Johnson; Johnson reacts; Estera Pollock (Milman) on JD’s right; 9’46”-13’7” Robin White talks about “TV Magazine” and introduces video clip from Komar and Melamid film about Russian response to nuclear arms buildup produced by Michael Owen and Robin White; 13’8”-16’53” video clip (English sound track) with credits: Komar and Melamid with Jamie Gambrell; produced by Michael Owen and Robin White; audio mix Byron Lovelace; video services Roughcut Video; 16’54”-21’20” JD Video Shop offers “Winky Dink and You”; TV bank; television post card; mask by George Maciunas; foot on shoe stationary set; 21’21”-23’07” SoHo Television logo, upcoming program schedule and advertisements (Wooster Enterprises; Photographic Supplies and Services; Alive! Issue 3; Video 80 Issue 5; Dekart Video; SoHo Typing); 23’08”-25’56” Dr. Videovich call-in on "Breaking the TV Habit"; 25’57”-28’ TeeVee Poor Soul of Television: “What am I good for?”; 28’1”-29’ “Tune in next week” and credits: recorded at Metro Access; produced by JD; directed by William Hohauser; cameras Hannah Rapaport, Tony Pignataro; audio Charles MacDonald. Original recording Box X; also BOX FF re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2009.
----. 1-21-1983.4”-1’’44” JD “not selling out” but “when commercial cable does something good should tell them”: booklet about public access; comment on ATC, parent company of Manhattan Cable Television. 1’45”-2’23” introduce Trig Mhyren’s, ATC's CEO, remarks on “Artist and Television” (Iowa) Conference cable conference. 2’23”-3’10” Mhyren. 3’11”-5’50” Dr. Videovich: New York Times story on success of generic brands and introduction to 5’50”-14’06” performance and videotape by Herbert Wentscher: History of TV and video; The New Image Book. 14’07”-16’16” Videovich with Video Shop: Windy Dink and You; Foot on shoe stationary set. 16’17”-18’15” Commercials: Wooster Enterprises; So Ho Television logo, upcoming programs; TV Magazine; Photographic Supplies and Services; Alive!; Video 80; Dekart Video; SoHo Typing. 18’16”-26’40” Paul McMahon as the Rock & Roll Psychiatrist, call-in segment: “Lost job, feel a slob…”; “trouble in math”; “girlfriend and me like boy but don’t want to break up our friendship”; “went to conference, moving my house to Ohio, met boy I like better than boyfriend…” Credits start 26’40-27’25” over McMahon’s last song. Executive Producer JD; director William Hohauser; camera Hannah Rapaport, Tony Pignataro; audio Charles McDonald; recorded at Metro Access. Original recording Box X re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2009.
----. 1-28-1983. 50”-6’30”: JD (closeup on eyes) on letter critical of public television; introduces critic Les Brown in clip from The Artist and Television Conference. 6’50”-14’40”: performance by Linda Montano as Sister Jacques Bernadette: sexuality and “how to make yourself memorable” with lipstick, acupuncture, etc. on face. 14’40”-16’35”: ads and upcoming programs. 16’35”-17’55”: Video Shop: placemats, glove hand stationary. 17’58”-20’06”: TeeVee the Poor Soul of Television 4: “I think people should leave messages posted on the television…”. 20’06”-28’20”: Ann Magnuson as Alice Tully Hall & The Hall Family (hillbilly sketch and song on execution by injection; sermonette scroll on ‘spirits’; and song “We must die” continues under credits). 28’20-29’33”: Credits: executive producer Heime Dividovich [sic}; director William Hohauser; camera Hanna Rappaport, Tony Pignataro; audio Charles MacDonald; recorded live at Metro Access. BOX EE, BOX K re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2009.
----. 2-4-1983. 1”-1’30”: a few words of JD's voice, screen black. 1’30”-2’30”: JD’s hand in box: “You TV viewers' habits are getting worse.” 2’30”-4’40”: TeeVee the Poor Soul of Television 7: “I don’t know what to do - something original!” 4’40”-7’06”: Video Shop: Stefan Eins with t-shirt “Live Matter”, sextet, and “Disappearing” device. 7’07”-7’25”: Live! Show logo. 7’30”-15’: Ann Sargent Wooster: “Vector Infinity: Escapism” (story; performance). 15’-16’55”: ads and upcoming programs. 16’55”-26’40”: Tony Mascatello/Tim Maul performance as restaurant customer and waiter – casserole has “things” in it, sandwich contains raw bacon, is too large to eat, and has “things” in it; background music comes and goes. 26’40”-27’10”: trailer for Artists/Music Television upcoming program. 27’10”-28’14”: Send comments to JD. 28’15”-29”: acknowledgements to NEH and other supporting organizations, no credits. Original recording Box X re-recorded to DVCam and DVD 2009.
----. 2-11-1983.Dr. Videovich on troubled times for the networks; musical performance by Peter Van Ripen 3'54"; "Great Moments in TV," a Marshall Efron monologue; "Seven Americans in Seven Minutes", a performance by Eric Bogosian 7'18"; and an opinion by John Torrcano 2'50"; Tee Vee Poor Soul of Television no. 2. Original recording Box X; also "Encore Presentation," 28'30", BOX C.
----. 2-15-1983. Buffalo Edition. BOX FF
----. 2-18-1983. Dr. Videovich's "Spanish Accent Commentary;" Video Shop: Deb, Tray, Flux, Stationery, Fur Coat/ Marshall Efron: Mask/ Tony Oursler 5'11"; a performance by Tim Maul 6'32"; Tee Vee no.5; Commercial for Fluxus Festival. Original recording Box X; also Box X: from TV receiver; also excerpt. Copyright 1983, Jaime Davidovich: Spanish Commentary; Video Shop; Bed Tray Flux Stationery; Marshall Efron: Mask; an excerpt from Tony Oursler videotape; Tee Vee no.5; Commercial Fluxus Festival promo tape; Dr. Videovich Television Therapy. BOX EE
----. 3-11-1983. Dr. Videovich on the end of the Entertainment Network and "Peddle Vision"; Video Call-In Shop; John Torreano: Imitations of great Expressionist artworks 5'42"; Judith Henry: Isn't That Terrible?; Dr. Videovich Call-In; George Martin Live, a performance. Original recording Box X.
----. 3-18-1983. Special edition with French performance artist Jean Dupuy; Good Evening 1'26"; UUUU 1'; Noon Noon 3'45"; Tee Vee Poor Soul of Television no.l/ Anagram Jackson MC LOW/ Mitchell Kriegman performance piece; Anagram Dick Higgins; Banana Song; Telephone Calls; Pepper piece. Original recording Box X; also "Encore Presentation": Jean Dupuy: Good Evening/ UUUU/ Noon/Noon/ Anagram J. McLow Dick Higgins; Commercial Stefan Eins; Mitchell Kriegman; Tee Vee no. l; Telephone Calls for Jean Dupuy; total tape time: 27'30" BOX K.
----. 3-25-1983. Dr. Videovich's First Lesson Art Teacher: "How to Draw a Dog;" Les Levine Talks about Ireland and shows an excerpt from his "Tape Visions from the God World" 3'52"; Marshall Efron: Commercial Bank; Cathy High, excerpts. Original recording Box X
----. 4-1-1983. Opinion Show about the Whitney Biennial; Dr. Videovich opinion; John Torreano 3'24"; Hermine Freed; a performance, Calls from the audience for Paul McMahon; Interview with Robert Longo. Original recording BOX Q
----. 4-8-1983. Art Lesson no.2: How to Draw a Face of Middle Age Man; Video Shop: Special Offer; The Best Artist Interview; Commercial Stefan Eins; Linda Montano Soap Opera. Original recording BOX X
----. 4-29-1983. Dr. Videovich Talks about New Expression Art; Lesson no.3: How to Paint a Girl on Velvet; opinion John Torreano and the Rick; Dr. Videovich: Monologue about Technical Event Test; Dr. Videovitch news story about Evita's audiotape diary. Original recording BOX X; also first part after the Logo Dub from original, original recording BOX D
----. 5-20-1983. Dr. Videovich on TV Shrinks; performance by Martha Wilson as Ronald Reagan; Interviews with Kathy RacHuffman and Bruce Yonemoto; and an excerpt from Yonemoto's videotape, "Green Card." Original recording Box X
---- [The Live! Show] Encore Presentation.
---- Encore Presentation: "Ronald Reagan," featuring Martha Wilson/ Dr. Videovich: Drawing Lesson: 21'. Box F; also “Ronald Reagan," Performance by Martha Wilson; "Art Lesson," by Dr. Videovich. Total tape time: 21'. BOX EE; also Encore Presentation: Dr. Videovich: How to Draw a Middle Age Man/ Martha Wilson: Ronald Reagan: 21'; Commercials: 2'; Marshall Efron: Fluxus Mask: 1'4", total tape time: 28'35" BOX N
---- Encore Presentation. Art Performance: Tony Oursler; Tim Maul: Tee Vee The Poor Soul of Television no.l; Ann Sargent Wooster/total tape time: 25'. BOXES R; FF; also Encore Presentation: Tony Oursler/ Videokitsch Commercial/ Tim Maul/ Commercials/ Ann Sargent Wooster/ Tee Vee no. 1/ Videokitsch Commercial/ Outro/Master/total tape time: 26'33" BOXES U, EE.
---- Encore Presentation: Art World; John Torreano Two Opinions; Paul McMahon/ Muntadas; Tee Vee no.7 & Interview The Best Artist. 24'30". BOXES K; FF; also Encore Presentation: Art World; John Torreano: Art Exhibitions; Videokitsch Commercial; Paul McMahon: How I Love your Paintings; John Torreano: Expressions Art World; Interview Best Artist; Videokitsch Commercial; Bank Commercial/ Tee Vee no.3. total tape time: 27'50" BOX Q
---- Encore Presentation: Music; Ann Magnason as Alice Tully Hall & the Hall Family/ Klonarides & Owen: "RM Fisher: An Industrial"/ Paul McMahon: "Rock & Roll Psychiatrist"/ Peter van Riper/ Tee Vee no.2/1981/ Pat Iver, Emily Armstrong: "Ballistic Kisses": 26'. BOX F
---- Encore Presentation: International Show/ Jean Dupuy/ Zush/ Dr. Videovitch Spanish Commentary/ Sister Jacques Bernadette/ Jean Dupuy Noon Good Evening/ total tape time: 28'42" BOXES C, D, FF.
---- Encore Presentation: Marshall Efron: Great Moments of TV/ Dr. Videovich Opinions/ Herbert Wentschler: History of TV/ George Martin/ Best of Dr. Videovich/ total tape time: 27'30" BOX K; also Encore Presentation: Marshall Efron/ Herbert Wentschler: History of TV/ George Martin/ Dr. Videovich Opinions/ Best of Dr. Videovich/ Tee Vee no.7/total tape time: 26'30" Master BOX U
---- Encore Presentation: The Live! Show/ Television for channel C, featuring: Dr. Videovich Opinions/ Marshall BOX G
---- Encore Presentations no. 2. 27'52". BOX D.
---- 30/60 Segment no. 1. 30". Ilene Segalove, TV is ok. BOX D.
---- commercial. 30". BOX T.
----. The Live! Commercial. 1’. Opens on child’s plastic radio. "Antique" U-matic BOX CC re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1665:5].
---- Michael Smith: Driving Sequence. 3'02". BOX C.
---- The Liveliest of The Live! Show. Norman Lear Video Shop. BOX D.
---- outro. 52". BOX T
?---- Part 1. 12-21-1979. 30'. Master BOX U
?---- Part II. 12-21 or 22-1979. Original recording BOX U
----. Live! Promo. 1983. 8’. A review of regular segments on the Live! Show, including Jaime Davidovich, TeeVee, The Video Shop, Video Art (e.g., Samuel Gorewitz, Tony Oursler), Commercial Break (which offers local businesses cable time for $1 a second), and Guests (Ann Wooster, Peter Van Papen, Eric Bogosian, Linda Mantano as Sister Jacques Bernadette, Ann Magnuson, John Torreano). Mention of Norman Lear and other interviews."Antique" U-matic BOX EE re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1596:3]. Also Box L.
---- Promo. 21'52". BOX C
---- Promo; Betamax. BOX I
---- Segment I: YouthinAsia -- Amnesia [see Suzuki, Taro], Sasaki [see Sasaki, Tomiyo], Cindy Sherman
---- Segment I. YouthinAsia – Amnesia [see also Suzuki, Taro]; Tomiyo Sasaki; Cindy Sherman Box M
---- Segment II Video Art. 6'09": The Live! Show "Japan" Social Climbers BOX M [see also Social Climbers].
---- Segment III. YouthinAsia rehearsing [see Suzuki, Taro] man breathing into mike, singing, saxophone, etc.]. First title (Video Art) is at 5’32”: montage from videos introducing “a series of new programs ... Mondays at 10:00”. Title: Video Art Interpolation, Kit Fitzgerald; John Sanborn. Pieces are: Entropy (couple sets table, prepares and eats breakfast, takes dishes to sink); Order (Things bang and ring: bells, clapped hands, sticks, rocks, hammer, etc.); Watch (Woman from breakfast sequence watching tv); Art Performance by Lucio Pozzi (Gloved hands moving small plastic dinosaurs and other objects.) No end credits. 10/4/1979. Run Time: 12’50”. BOX M. Re-recorded to DVCAM and DVD in 2008.
----. Bubbling Sasaki (see also Sasaki, Tomiyo); Lucio Pozzi; John Sanborn, Kit Fitzgerald. BOX L
---- Selections from The Live! Show, no. 1/ Hans Breder: Pictura minuta/ Edit DeAk, Paul Dougherty: Frankie Teardrop; Robert Kushner: Hat Line; Neecy Twinem: Best Friend; YouthinAsia: Electric Shock (see Suzuki, Taro); Laurie Anderson: Watch Piece. Total tape time: 55'. BOX K
---- Selections from The Live! Show, no. 1, 1983: The Gap; Tee Vee Poor Soul of Television no.?; Rock & Roll, Paul McMahon; Herbert Wentschler; Interview The Best Artist; Alice Tully Hall; Art Lesson no.l; Tony Oursler; John Torreano; Dr. Videovich Collage: 1983. 60'. Box D BOX FF
---- Selections from, no. l. Total tape time: 25' 30": Interview with the Best Artist; The Gap. BOX N
---- Selections from, no. l. Ttotal tape time: 26'30": Jaime Davidovich: The Gap; Tee Vee Poor Soul of Television no.4; Interview with the Best Artist; Art Lesson no. 1; The Video Shop. 1980-1983. BOX EE
---- Selections from, no. 2. 29': Shalom Gorewitz, Paul McMahon, Zush, Pat Ivers, Emily Armstrong BOX D
---- Selections from the Live! Show #3. Interview Paul Tschinkle; interview Norman Lear; interview Liza Bear. 28’. Interview with Paul Tschinkle cablecast 9-17-1982 (interviewer Davidovich). Video piece. Rock band. Inner-Tube Video Presents ART/New York. Two exhibitions, Mark Miller, tape # 9, Roy Lichtenstein at Whitney Museum of Art / “Myths” by Andy Warhol, Ronald Feldman Gallery in SoHo, Metro Pictures, paintings by Jack Goldstein. Interviews by Mark Miller with Lichtenstein and Goldstein. / Paul Tschinkel’s Inner Tube / A Dr. Videovitch Exclusive. Credits: The following interview was recorded September 14, 1982 Dr. V. with Norman Lear. At 16'46”: Dr. V. interview with Liza Bear cablecast 10/10/1982. At 20’: WARC Report: [brief newscast format]. “Making Public Television Public With Vicki Gholson at Harlem U. / Hollywood Past and Future Discovision with Tina Lhotsky/ Threats to Free Deregulation – Other Beings / Queens Cable Franchise Hearings / Duncan Smith on the current symbolic status of oil / Title: The Algiers Killings / Length 28:00 / Director Janet Densmore / copyright 1981 Janet Densmore / James Billy, Jr. was killed by police. His son was safe at Grandmother’s when it happened. His wife and baby were there. / Raymond Ferdinand November 12, 1980 / Sherry Singleton November 13 1980 / Reginald Miles November 13, 1980 / All died under police fire victims of the Algiers killings. / The mystery witness saw officer Newpert killed / Communications Update/ The Very Reverend Deacon B. Peachy / Helium / Amarillo / By Mark Magill / additional camera work Liza Bear, Betsy Sussler / Craig Gholshon, Michael McClard, Betsy Sussler, Mary Heilmann / Ad “TV IS OK” / copyright Ilene Segalover 10/7/79 / produced at APPS, Long Beach Museum of Art. BOX N re-recorded to DVCAM and DVD in 2008.
---- Show for SoHo Television. 29'. BOX R
---- Special edition. 24'50". BOX C
---- Special edition. 60'. BOX K
[Tieghem, David Van, percussionist]. Beta version re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008; for full description see Wilke, Hannah, below; see also Artist/Music Television.
Tong, Winston. A Performance and interview with Eileen Blumenthal. 1979. 25'. Summary: Black and white film clips, manipulated puppets, and parts of videotaped performance by Winston Tong, "Bound Feet" (Chinese foot-binding custom) intercut with interview about Tong's artistic intentions. Credits: producer and director, Thomas Freebairn; associate producer, Maria V. Schwartz, Bruce Geduldig; associate director, Michael Owen; technical director, Jack Gordon; lighting director, Bruce Geduldig; camera operators, Chuck Levey, Maria Schwartz, Jeff Cirbes; videotape operators, Brian Connell, John Trayna; video engineer, Michael Zillig; audio engineer, Louis Cruz; character generator, Steve Lawrence; gaffer, Edgar Price; production assistant, Marcie Terman; film segments by Bruce Geduldig; interview editor, Susan Howell; tape editor, Jody O'Brien. Cooperative production of F/S Products; The Integral Theatre Foundation, Inc.; Heptarchy Productions Ltd. Produced at the Center for Non-broadcast Television. ADD Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
Trasov, Vincent. My 5 Years in a Nutshell. 27'45". Credits: Production: Image Bank, An Infinite Studio; Film: Byron Black, Blonde Warehouse, Lady Brute, Dr. Brute, David Rimmer, C.T.V.; Still Documentation: Michael Morris; Additional Still Documentation: Mike Banwell, Taki Bluesinger, Jim Chohanik, Chris Dahl, Jorge Zontal; Music: Hank Bull's Band, Dr. Brute, Myra and the Peanettes; Sound: Williams, Lord, Sharp, "Arts Stars in Hollywood," C.B.C. Radio Halifax; Readings: Robert Fones, Correspondence; Peanut for Mayor Concept: John Mitchell; Cable Io Production. BOX S Re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2010.
---- Video Narcissus. 12' 30": Image Bank, Vincent Trasov/Michael Morris. 9-1979. BOX L
TV Manchete Special: Video Art Segment & Video Music. 1984. 6'. BOXES H; K
TV Savings Bank Commercial. 1’20”. BOX N
Twinem, Neecy. summer 1980. 6'50"; Best Friend. BOX M.
----. Those Moderne Children. 1982. 6’50”. Color, sound. A montage of drawings, dancing feet, close-ups of faces and bodies, etc. Titles: Written and produced by Neecy Twinem; Music performed by The Neecy Twinem Network; Composed by Barry Tone; Lyrics and vocals by Neecy Twinem; Musicians: Lennie Delduca; Chuck Fitzgerald, Alan Hague, Dave Sulzer, Barry Tone; Video editor: Dave Pentecost; Audio engineers: Gene Cornish, Peter Robbins; Moderne Child: Carla Davidovich; Produced by Neecy Twinem and Barry Tone; Copyright Neecy Twinem 1982. Box H. “Antique" U-matic BOX EE re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1665:10]
---- see also Susie, Nancy.
Van Herck, Frank. Videos on a Belgium Video recording with Jacques Lizene and Andre Romus videos. Belgian Videographie series introduction is in French to 2’15”. Frank van Herck. Vidéo Tape. [Abstract tape of forms and shapes to 11’30”]. Frank Van Herck. Concept Video. [Artist drawing on glass over image of woman’s face ends 17’11”]. Frank Van Herck. TWINS. [Female face electronically manipulated; exposes breasts; ends 22:40”]. Tape continues with Lizene and Romus pieces.
Video Arte, Cinta Muestra.12': "Vini, Video, Vinci": Programs for Latin America. BOX C
---- Program no. 5: Canal 11: "Artistas de SoHo Television;" Produced by Teodora Mans, Nicolette Reim: Vini, Video, Vinci. 1979. Box H
Videokitsch Commercial. 1. BOX B
----. Videokitsch. 1; Stefan Eins: Commercial. 1'04"; TV Savings Bank. 1'20". BOX N
What TV, no. l / 28': L.A.M.P. BOX E; 02-28-83 BOX D
---- no. 2 / L.A.M.P. BOX D; Art Media Studies BOX K
---- no. 3 /28': L.A.M.P. BOX E; 04-83. 29'50" BOX R
---- no. 4 /L.A.M.P. Art Media Studies. BOX K; BOX D
White, Robin. Conversations [Interview program]. With guest Ingrid Sischy. 1980. Video Data Bank summarizes: “Ingrid Sischy was editor of Artforum in the 1980s and has been editor-in-chief of Interview magazine since the 1990s. In this interview with Robin White, Sischy discusses Artforum's priorities, purpose, and goals. ‘It's an intricate history where painting, sculpture, performance, video, and photography are extremely connected to each other. As the editor of Artforum, I would feel at great fault to not include the best and the most interesting questions of each because they affect each other, and artists' choices are not made in a vacuum.’” 28'30". Re-recorded from BOX G to DVCam and DVD 2008; also ADD copy.
Wiegand, Ingrid. Jay Clayton Sings. 28'. BOX F
Wiegand, Robert. La Vie Boheme. 27'. BOX N
Wilke, Hannah. [Note: the three Wilke fragments described below have now been placed in apparent sequence on single DVD. 2008].
----. [i.e., Davidovich, Jaime. Taped Memo to NEA Media Arts grants program]. Promo Tape for Production Aid Grant. 1978. 7'. Summary: seven minute taped memo assembled by Davidovich in support of an NEA Production Aid Grant application. Opens with about two minutes of Davidovich explaining the premise of the application, followed by about two minutes of Hannah Wilke making an artist's statement in which she explains that she uses her body for her sculptural purposes. This leads to an excerpt from a performance piece, "Philly" (so identified by a title frame), in which Wilke, amidst a variety of metal mobile and other sculptural objects, removes her blouse and jeans. Much of the piece relies on the play of light and shadow from the objects against her nude body. Tape ends with brief summary statement by Davidovich; the application sought support for a series of productions of which Wilke was to be one example. Credits: none. Master BOX U re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
---- Interview & Performing Garage. 06-04-78. 32'. This is unedited footage apparently taped on the same occasion as the footage used in the NEA memo described above. Wilke is wearing the same clothing; objects around her appear to be the same; camera anges and texture of the black and white tape are similar. Wilke uses a hand-held microphone and talks more or less continuously to the camera; no off-camera questions are apparent. There are two or three clear breaks in the taping, during which the camera was re-positioned. At about 25' the tape breaks from Wilke to a male (not identified) in suit and tie, seated behind a table and speaking to an audience (mostly in darkness). From time to time he plays a sound recording. The video is very dark, and audio quality is not good. There are no credits or titles. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX I recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1123:1] Beta version re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
----. Cooper Gallery Installation & Global Documentary Festival & David Van Tieghem (percussionist) & Hannah Wilke Interview. 34'. [1978?]. This is unedited black & white footage of four apparently unrelated events. The tape begins with tape apparently taken at a exhibition opening; the words "Cooper Gallery" are clearly heard at one point. At about 6' the camera moves to a video screening room with a number of director's chairs which an audience fills as the sequence goes on. At about 10' there is a cut to a man [David Van Tieghem?] who blows up a balloon; about 12'15'' he plays a musical piece on a set of pipes, then moves to and plays an array of glass vases and bowls on a table; at 16'40" there is a short sequence in which he blows soap bubbles, then plays an array of metal cans. At 20' the tape returns to the video screening with several short sequences, returning to the percussionist at 23'30". At 25' and to 34'46" the tape cuts to a continuation of the Wilke interview, apparently additional video shot on the same occasion as the two tapes above: Wilke wears the same clothing, camera angles and texture match, and she is surrounded by many of the same objects. There are no credits or titles. [The correct sequence here may be that the Wilke interview was begun on the end of this tape, then continued on the tape above, but the audio doesn't provide clear continuity]. Beta version re-recorded to DVCam and DVD digital formats in 2008.
Wilson, Martha. Ronald Reagan Performance/12' 50" BOX T.
Wooster Group, The. Nayatt School. 6-4-1978. Performance at The Performing Garage, New York City. Company director: Elizabeth LeCompte. Performers: Spalding Gray, Ron Vawter, Joan Jonas, Eric Moskowitz, Ursula Easton, Tena Cohen, Michael Rivkin, Libby Howes. B&W, sound (though much is inaudible) video. No titles, no credits. Piece ends at 24’ and audience begins to leave (exiting down a set of stairs); at 26’33” cast is cleaning up stage and mingling. Tape ends at 28’00”. See www.thewoostergroup.org. 1/2"reel-to-reel format BOX T re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1123:5].
Yonemoto, Bruce & Norman. 27'41": An Important Metaphor BOX R.
YouthinAsia, no. 2. B&W. [See Suzuki, Taro]; two guitars (one moves to saxophone in later pieces), drums, electronic piano; singer (Suzuki) enters at 4’. Runs 23’. No credits. 1/2" reel-to-reel format BOX I re-recorded to Beta and VHS [VidiPax 1123:2].
Zadikian, Zadig. Tango: Hide Away. BOX T. See also Artists Propaganda I.