Dara Birnbaum

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"EDITED AT EAI": DARA BIRNBAUM
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:30 pm

EAI's "Edited at EAI" series continues with a special event featuring media artist Dara Birnbaum in conversation with former EAI editors Matt Danowski, Pat Ivers, and Ann Volkes, moderated by Lori Zippay. Birnbaum, one of the most important and influential artists working in video and multi-media installation, will discuss the creative processes surrounding analogue video editing and EAI's "laboratory-studio" atmosphere of the early 1980s with those editors whom she worked with at EAI. A selection of Birnbaum's video works from that period, including Pop-Pop Video: Kojak/Wang (1980), the rarely seen New Music Shorts (1981), with musicians Radio Fire Fight and Glenn Branca), Remy/Grand Central: Trains and Boats and Planes (1980), Fire!/Hendrix (1982), and PM Magazine/Acid Rock (1982), will be screened and discussed in depth.

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.
 
SCREEN PLAY:
Moving Image Art
The Sagamore Hotel 1671 Collins Avenue
Miami, Florida

On view during Art Basel Miami Beach
December, 2014 - March, 2015

EAI and The Sagamore Hotel in Miami Beach presented Screen Play: Moving Image Art, a special exhibition of moving image artworks for the public spaces of the hotel during Art Basel Miami Beach. Screen Play, guest curated by Lori Zippay, EAI's Executive Director, brought together video, film, and digital artworks drawn from the EAI collection across six decades. These works highlighted the cross-disciplinary relation of the moving image to other artistic media and forms—performance, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture—while also exploring the distinctive vocabularies of video, film, and digital media. The public encountered artists' moving image works in multiple public spaces of the hotel, as well as a dedicated "EAI TV Channel" for the hotel guest rooms. Screen Play featured moving image works by artists including Michael Bell-Smith, Takeshi Murata, Leslie Thornton, Jacolby Satterwhite, Joan Jonas, Merce Cunningham, Alex Hubbard, Dara Birnbaum, Shana Moulton, Lawrence Weiner, Steina, and John Baldessari.
 
SOUND STAGE @ EAI
Video Screening

part of
CHELSEA SOUND
A Not-For-Profit Festival of Artists in Sound
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 2 pm - 6pm

Sound Stage was a special Saturday afternoon screening program featuring artists' videos that are driven by music performance. Sound Stage was presented as part of Chelsea Sound: A Not-For-Profit Festival of Artists in Sound, organized jointly by Printed Matter Inc., Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, Electronic Arts Intermix and Family Business. Taking place in Chelsea's Gallery District on Saturday, October 27th, the collaboratively produced festival included a series of performances, sound installations, and video screenings throughout the day across four venues.

Featuring works from the last four decades by a diverse group of artists, Sound Stage presented a program of videos that foreground musical performance. The screening embraced artists' documentation of music performances, artists' performances that incorporate live music, and works created for the camera and screen in which musicians take center stage.
 
EAI IN TIMES SQUARE:
40 Years of Video Art
MTV 44½ Screen Times Square
Broadway between 44th and 45th Streets
New York, NY 10036

April 13 - 19, 2011
Noon - 4pm and 6pm - 11pm
at the top of every hour

Saturday, April 16 & Sunday, April 17
Full program also plays at noon

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special project for Times Square. In partnership with the Times Square Alliance and MTV, EAI brought artists' visions to the MTV 44½ LED Screen. Marking EAI's 40 years of support for moving image art, EAI in Times Square celebrated video art's rich history of creative intervention in one of the world's most dynamic media landscapes.

From April 13 to 19, EAI highlighted the remarkable creative media interventions of artists on a spectacular scale. Works by Vito Acconci, Dan Asher, Phyllis Baldino, Dara Birnbaum, Gary Hill, Shigeko Kubota, Takeshi Murata, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, Stuart Sherman and William Wegman were seen daily on MTV 44½'s large-format LED screen.
 
DARA BIRNBAUM: BEFORE WONDER WOMAN
Early Performance Video
Screening and Artist Talk
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Admission $ 7.00
Students $ 5.00
RSVP: rsvp@eai.org

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 6:30 pm

Dara Birnbaum joined EAI to screen and discuss her earliest media works, performance-driven videos produced in the mid-1970s. These videos, which are direct and unmediated, introduce themes that recur throughout her later work. In many of these works, Birnbaum appears on camera as the performer, investigating through the body intense emotional or psychological manifestations while also foregrounding the relation of the camera/viewer to the subject/performer. Rarely screened in public, these remarkable works, which were restored by EAI, were presented together for the first time in New York as part of EAI's ongoing 40th anniversary programming.
 
EAI @ THE NY ART BOOK FAIR
The NY Art Book Fair 2010 MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Opening Reception:
Thursday, Nov. 4, 6-9 pm

Hours:
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.
 
SHORT SHORTS
EAI Summer Screening
EAI 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 6:30 pm

EAI celebrated the art of short-form video and film with a summer screening of works that clock in at two minutes or less. Between Yoko Ono's fifteen second Eye Blink (1966) and Leslie Thornton's two minute Let Me Count the Ways: Minus 6 (2006), the forty-five works in this forty-five minute screening demonstrated why a concise statement is so powerful. Ranging from analog video abstraction to quick visual comedy, conceptual exercises to formal experiments with duration, commissioned public service announcements to critiques of the quintessential short-form structure, the TV commercial, the works in this screening demonstrated the enormous possibilities that artists have found in less than one hundred and twenty seconds.

The screening included works by Dan Asher, Beth B, Phyllis Baldino, Michael Bell-Smith, Dara Birnbaum, Cheryl Donegan, VALIE EXPORT, Forcefield, Matthew Geller, Gran Fury, Gary Hill, Ken Jacobs, Tom Kalin, Kalup Linzy, George Maciunas, Charlotte Moorman, Shana Moulton, Yoko Ono, Dennis Oppenheim, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, Paul Sharits, Stuart Sherman, Shelly Silver, Michael Smith, Leslie Thornton, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Lawrence Weiner and Bruce and Norman Yonemoto.
 
EAI @ THE NY ART BOOK FAIR 2009
The NY Art Book Fair 2009
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 1, 6-8 pm
Friday & Saturday, October 2-3, 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, October 4, 11 am - 5 pm

EAI participated in The NY Art Book Fair 2009, organized by Printed Matter at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. EAI's project space, installed in P.S.1's basement vault, presented FREE TRADE, a program of videos exploring economies of exchange in a globalized world: the circulation of art, ideas, information and capital. On view were new and historical works, drawn from EAI's extensive collection, by artists including Chris Burden, Bernadette Corporation, Martha Rosler, Dan Graham, VALIE EXPORT, Dara Birnbaum, Kalup Linzy, Seth Price, Lawrence Weiner, Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, Ken Jacobs, Gordon Matta-Clark, Muntadas, Takeshi Murata, Leslie Thornton and Ryan Trecartin.
 
HIGH RESOLUTION: Artist's Projects at the Armory
ELECTRONIC ARTS INTERMIX VIDEO PROGRAMS
Curated by Students of The Center for Curatorial Studies
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 & Y-3 PRESENT ART IN MOTION
Public Video Art Screenings in Miami's Design District
Y-3 Miami 150 NE 40th Street, Design District, Miami, Florida

December 5 - 8, 2007. Closing Reception: Saturday, December 8, 8 - 10 pm

EAI partnered with Y-3 to present a program of video works from the EAI collection on the exterior of Y-3's newly opened location in Miami's Design District. Inside the Y-3 store, in its second level event space, an indoor video program featuring the influential and provocative video works of Dara Birnbaum was on view.
 
MUSIC VIDEO ART
The Open Air Cinema at Art Positions
Art Basel Miami Beach Collins Park at the Beach, Miami Beach, Florida

Thursday, December 7, 2006, 11:00 pm
Friday, December 8, 2006, 11:00 pm

EAI's program of alternative music-videos and music-based video by artists traveled to Art Basel Miami Beach. Screened at Art Positions' Open Air Cinema, the program included videos by Cory Arcangel, Charles Atlas, Michael Bell-Smith, Johanna Billing, Dara Birnbaum, Meredith Danluck, Devin Flynn, Shana Moulton, Tony Oursler with Sonic Youth, Ara Peterson, Seth Price, and William Wegman.
 
MUSIC VIDEO ART
on the river & under the stars
Pier 63 Maritime 23rd Street and the Hudson River
New York City

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 9:00 pm

This special open-air video screening on the Hudson River at Pier 63 Maritime included alternative music-videos and music-based video by artists. The artists in the program included Cory Arcangel, Charles Atlas, Michael Bell-Smith, Johanna Billing, Dara Birnbaum, Meredith Danluck, Devin Flynn, Shana Moulton, Tony Oursler with Sonic Youth, Ara Peterson, Seth Price, and William Wegman.
 
EAI PRESENTS AT MONKEYTOWN
OCTOBER 2005: IMAGINATION STATION
Monkeytown 58 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Thursday, October 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2005, 7:30 & 10 pm

Videos by artists who explore the strange phenomena that can arise from living closely with melodrama and television, including Dara Birnbaum, Shana Moulton, Michael Smith, Bruce and Norman Yonemoto.
 
EAI AT ROOFTOP FILMS
Automotive High School (AHS) 50 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

July 29th, 2005, 8:30 pm

EAI and Rooftop Films collaborated on a screening of works involving direct television intervention. Rooftop films is a community-oriented film festival whose mission is to "bring the underground outdoors."
 
CONSTRUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT
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.
 
DAY-LONG SCREENING OF VIDEO WORKS
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.
 
DARA BIRNBAUM AND DAN GRAHAM: A Program of Video at the Urban Rooftop Park Project
Dia Center for the Arts New York

June 7, 2002 8:30 pm

EAI and Dia presented a free open-air screening of video works by Dara Birnbaum and Dan Graham. The screening, which took place at Graham's Urban Rooftop Park Project at Dia, featured individual works by each artist, a collaborative piece, and the premiere of BirnbaumĂ­s Attack Piece, a 1975 two-monitor installation that was recently restored by EAI.
 
FIRST DECADE: VIDEO FROM THE EAI ARCHIVES
Museum of Modern Art New York City

February 26 - April 30, 2002

As the keystone of EAI's 30th anniversary events, Museum of Modern Art presented First Decade: Video from the EAI Archives, a major retrospective that looked at the early days of video through EAI's historical collection. Featuring 60 works, the twelve-part program explored themes and issues ranging from performance and the body; narrative; cultural essays; activism, and poetics.
 
MEDIATED PRESENCE: THREE DECADES OF VIDEO FROM EAI
The Rooftop Urban Park Project Video Salon Dia Center for the Arts

October 16, 1997 - February 1, 1998

Mediated Presence: Three Decades of Artists' Video from Electronic Arts Intermix is a three-part survey, spanning the years 1967 to 1997, that explores the rich and diverse modes by which artists use video to investigate self. Tracing how artists have articulated a mediated relationship with the viewer and technology, this program re-visits notions of performance and gesture within the framework of three decades of artists' video, and provides a historical context for recent works.