Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd St. 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
April 27: "Edited at EAI": 1972-77
June 16: "Edited at EAI": Artist to Artist
June 22: "Edited at EAI": Videos by Tom Rubnitz
July 27: "Edited at EAI": Restless Generation
Aug 16: "Edited at EAI": Video Interference
Sept 22: "Edited at EAI": Dara Birnbaum
As part of EAI's ongoing 45th anniversary celebrations, we launched a series of screenings that highlight a less well-known but historically important and creatively fertile area of our programs: EAI's Editing Facility for artists. Established in 1972 with early 1/2" open reel editing equipment, EAI's facility was one of the first such post-production workspaces for artists in the U.S. Over five decades, an extraordinary group of artists has used EAI's facility to create some of the most significant works in media art's diverse histories. Many of these artists and works will be featured in screenings throughout our 45th anniversary year.
The first screening on April 27, "Edited at EAI": 1972-77 featured an eclectic selection of works from the 1970s, charted the alternative artistic, political, and cultural expressions of artists experimenting with emergent video editing technologies and strategies. The program included early works from the 1970s by Ant Farm, Juan Downey, Jean Dupuy, Shigeko Kubota, Mary Lucier, Raindance, Anthony Ramos, Ira Schneider, and Hannah Wilke, among others.
On June 16 Artist to Artist featured the rich collaborative process and the creative relationships between artists and the artists/editors with whom they worked, through the lens of EAI's editing facility. Video works by Cheryl Donegan, Ursula Hodel, Nam June Paik, Carolee Schneemann, and Michael Smithall edited at EAIwere shown together with works by Robert Beck, Seth Price and Trevor Shimizu, three internationally recognized artists who spent formative years as EAI editors. Artists Robert Buck and Cheryl Donegan were in conversation following the screening.
On June 22 EAI celebrated the video work of Tom Rubnitz (1956-1992), whose deliriously camp genre parodies and music videos capture the anarchic spirit and talents of the 1980s East Village scene of Club 57 and the Pyramid Club. The rich body of work that Rubnitz edited at EAI includes TV spoofs, music videos, and the musical parody Psykho III The Musical (1985). Artist John Kelly participated in a conversation following the screening.
On July 27 Restless Generation focused on a group of conceptually driven performance videos by women artists who reenergized and redefined the genre in the 1990s, as seen through the lens of EAI's editing facility. These lo-fi performances staged for the cameraby artists such as Vanessa Beecroft, Alix Lambert, Kirsten Mosher, Alix Pearlstein, and Beverly Semmes, among othersevoke the strategies of the first generation of artists working with video in the early 1970s, even as their bold stylizations, ironic sensibility, and explicit nods to consumer culture announced a fresh approach to representations of female identity and the body that spoke emphatically to its time.
On August 16 the series continued with an evening of activist video work from the late 1980s through the mid-1990s. Shot largely on low-end consumer equipment and edited, often off-hours, at EAI, these works use video as an activist tool, confronting urgent issues around the AIDS crisis, race, gender, and sexuality. Videos by ACT UP affinity groups DIVA TV (Damned Interfering Video Activist Television) and House of Color, as well as art collective X-PRZ, were screened along with work by artists Robert Beck and Tom Kalin. Although rooted in the specific political and cultural contexts of that moment, these powerful activist voices
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 W. 22nd St. 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
Thursday, June 16, 2016
"Edited at EAI": Artist to Artist featured the rich collaborative process and the creative relationships between artists and the artists/editors with whom they worked, through the lens of EAI's editing facility. Video works by Cheryl Donegan, Ursula Hodel, Nam June Paik, Carolee Schneemann, and Michael Smithall edited at EAIwere shown together with works by Robert Beck, Seth Price and Trevor Shimizu, three internationally recognized artists who spent formative years as EAI editors. Featuring works from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s, Artist to Artist was the second in EAI's "Edited at EAI" program series. Artists Robert Buck and Cheryl Donegan in conversation following the screening.
Organized in conjunction with EAI's 45th anniversary, the "Edited at EAI" series highlights a historically significant but less well-known area of EAI's programs: EAI's Editing Facility for artists, one of the first such creative workspaces for video in the United States.
Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
February 2, 2014
Anthology and EAI joined together to present a program featuring some of our favorite film and video works by Carolee Schneemann. These pieces center on Schneemann's physical approach to filmmaking as well as her feline fixations. The program screened in tandem with Breaking the Frame, Marielle Nitoslawska's engrossing and insightful portrait of Schneemann's multimedia work and uncharacterizable life.
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011
Friday, May 10 & Saturday, May 11, 2013
Please join EAI for Participation
, a special three-hour video program that will be screened continuously from noon-6pm on Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th. Featuring works by Steina and Woody Vasulka
, Ant Farm
, Charlotte Moorman
and Jud Yalkut
, Carolee Schneemann
, and Jean Dupuy
looks to a period during the late 1960s and early 1970s that saw a profusion of artist-initiated projects, collaborative experimentation, and an inclusive, improvisational ethos. The screening features rare footage of performances and happenings, pioneering video documents, and experimental participatory works, capturing a community of young artists responding to the countercultural sensibility and social transformations of that era. Using newly available portable video technology as well as 16mm film, these artists created extraordinary documents that allow viewers in 2013 to experience something of the multi-disciplinary, interactive and process-based spirit that defined the alternative artistic and cultural scenes of that time.
Riggio Galleries 3 Beekman Street
Beacon, NY 12508
September 17, 2011—December 31, 2012
CONVERSATIONS AT DIA:BEACON: Nancy Holt, Joan Jonas, Anthony Ramos, and Paul Ryan with Lori Zippay
PRESS: New York Times, Frieze Magazine, Bullett
PHOTOS: Circa 1971 Gallery Talk with Lori Zippay, February 2012
Dia Art Foundation presented Circa 1971: Early Video & Film from the EAI Archive
at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries. Circa 1971
brought together 20 moving image works from EAI's collection of over 3,500 media artworks. Celebrating EAI's 40th anniversary, the exhibition was organized by guest curator Lori Zippay, Executive Director of EAI.
included pieces by Vito Acconci, Eleanor Antin, Ant Farm, John Baldessari, Lynda Benglis, Shirley Clarke, Dan Graham, Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, Joan Jonas, Gordon Matta-Clark, Nam June Paik, Raindance, Anthony Ramos, Carolee Schneemann, TVTV, Steina and Woody Vasulka, and others.
Taking the year of EAI's founding as its point of departure, the exhibition set in dialogue a series of diverse works created in and around 1971, which are linked by alternative artistic and activist impulses. Circa 1971
exposed the generative encounters among these artists and influences and initiates unexpected correspondences between seemingly disparate works.
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 W 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
7 - 10 pm
8 - 8:30pm: Performance and Video Program
EAI's 40th Anniversary Benefit included a not-to-be-missed program featuring special live performances by Joan Jonas, Shana moulton, Carolee Schneemann and Michael Smith; video pieces by artists including Charles Atles, Dara Birnbaum, Takeshi Murata, Bruce Nauman and Seth Price, among others; and music selected by Dan Graham.
The NY Art Book Fair 2010 MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
Thursday, Nov. 4, 6-9 pm
Friday, Nov. 5, 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday, Nov. 6, 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, Nov. 7, 11 am - 5 pm
EAI participated in The NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, organized by Printed Matter. EAI's project space, installed in MoMA PS1's basement vault, featured STAGED DIRECTIONS, a special ongoing program of early and recent videos by artists, including rarely seen works drawn from EAI's extensive archive. STAGED DIRECTIONS featured conceptual videos that involve rules, instructions, or tasks, incorporating the script or the instruction manual into the action and placing the artist's directions on stage and in front of the camera. The screening program included works by Vito Acconci, Cory Arcangel, John Baldessari, Lynda Benglis, Dara Birnbaum, VALIE EXPORT, Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, Joan Jonas, Mike Kelley, Kristin Lucas, Kalup Linzy, Shana Moulton, Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Seth Price, Anthony Ramos, Martha Rosler, Carolee Schneemann, Stuart Sherman and Lawrence Weiner, among others.
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
November 1, 2009 - April 26, 2010
Thursday - Monday, noon - 6 pm
EAI presented 45 Years of Performance Video from EAI, a survey of four decades of artists' engagement with video and performance. This project is presented in conjunction with 100 Years, an exhibition on the history of performance art organized by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and Performa 09.
The NY Art Book Fair
Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15th Street at 10th Avenue, 3rd Floor
(between 9th & 10th Avenues)
New York City
Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26, 2008
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to participate in The 2008 New York Art Book Fair. EAI will present a special program of videos that considers issues of access, circulation and obsolescence. The program explores "out of print" art and media, in the form of limited edition videos, site-specific installations, Internet searches, one-off broadcasts, and ephemeral actions and performances that exist only as documents or artifacts.
Park Avenue Armory Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York City
February 21 - 25, 2008
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) and The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) presented a series of video programs at The Park Avenue Armory during the 20th annual Art Show, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA). EAI invited the first year graduate students in the CCS program to curate video programs out of the EAI collection. Four separate programs were produced by the students, which were exhibited on monitors in the Armory's main Hallway between February 21-25, 2008.
EAI 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor, New York City
Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 6:30 pm
EAI celebrated the extraordinary work of Carolee Schneemann with a screening of newly-restored, seminal films from the 1960s, as well as recent videos. Schneemann spoke about her works and engaged in a conversation with the audience.
EFA Gallery 323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor, New York City
November 2 - November 17, 2007
During the PERFORMA07 performance biennial, EFA Gallery was transformed into a video lounge to host Electronic Arts Intermix's Viewing Room, a program that provides free public access to one of the foremost collections of video art in the world. Visitors to EFA Gallery were able to choose from a curated selection of major performance-based video works by over 30 artists from the EAI Collection. Viewers were able to watch these seminal performances and contemporary classics at their own pace in a comfortable viewing environment. During the opening reception on Friday, November 2nd, programs featuring selected works were installed throughout the gallery.
Donnell Library Center 20 West 53rd Street, New York, NY
February 26, 2004, 6 - 8 pm
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Corporal Identity - Body Language at the Museum of Arts & Design, this public program featured works by fourteen artists who employ the moving image to explore physical and intellectual aspects of identity. Artists included Carolee Schneemann, Bruce Nauman, Kristin Lucas, Steina, Torsten Zenas Burns and Darrin Martin, Tony Oursler, Ursula Hodel, and Alix Pearlstein.
Ocularis 70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
February 22, 2004, 7pm
In celebration of the LP release of Constructive Engagement, a collection of audio works using field recordings from demonstrations at the 2002 World Economic Forum and other recent political protests, free103point9, in collaboration with Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), presented an evening of politically charged video, sound works, and live performances. The video program presented works that confront issues of war, social conflict, and political deception, including pieces by Carolee Schneemann, Dara Birnbaum, and Max Almy.
Dia:Chelsea bookshop 548 West 22nd Street, New York
January 11, 2004, 11 am - 6 pm
Dia and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) presented a day-long screening of video works from EAI's collection. The videos screened featured works by artists who participated in collaborative programming presented by Dia and EAI at Dia:Chelsea from the mid-1990s until 2004. Artists included Marina Abramovic , Joan Jonas , Gordon Matta-Clark , Kristin Lucas , Mike Kelley , and Dan Graham , among others. Admission was free.
Dia bookshop 535 W 22nd Street, New York City
February 14, 2003
Groundbreaking performance and multidisciplinary artist Carolee Schneemann presented new, recent, and classic video works at the Dia Bookshop. She introduced excerpts from her recent installation More Wrong Things (2000), and previewed a new in-progress installation work, Devour. Schneemann also presented a number of her performance works on video, including her once again timely investigations of war: Viet Flakes (1965), Snows (1967), and Illinois Central Transposed (1968). She also screened Water Light/Water Needle (Lake Mah Wah) (1966), and Body Collage (1967). Schneemann was also available to sign her recent publication, Carolee Schneemann: Essays, Interviews, Projects (2002).