EAI @ Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair

EAI is pleased to participate in the Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair. EAI will exhibit a new video work by pioneering experimental filmmaker and artist Ken Jacobs and collaborate on special programming with Moving Image, highlighting EAI's newly launched Friends of EAI Membership Program.


Ken Jacobs, A Loft, 2010


March 8 - 11, 2012

Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 8, 2012, 6 - 8 pm

Thursday - Saturday, March 8 - 10:
11 am - 8 pm
Sunday, March 11: 11 am - 4 pm

Moving Image
Waterfront New York Tunnel
269 11th Avenue
Between 27th and 28th Streets
New York, NY 10001

Admission Free

Please visit EAI at the 2012 Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair. Moving Image partners with EAI to support the new Friends of EAI Membership Program with an information station at the fair and special programming, including a presentation by EAI Executive Director Lori Zippay on EAI's video preservation program on Friday, March 9th (5 pm) and a panel on collecting video, moderated by EAI Distribution Director Rebecca Cleman on Saturday March 10th (2 pm).

At Moving Image, EAI will present Ken Jacobs' A Loft (2010, 16:48 min, color, HD video), a new video from an ongoing series of innovative digital works exploring depth perception and 3-D animation. Jacobs' take on the "artist's studio" portrait shows the important early influence of abstract painter Hans Hoffman on Jacobs, and his continued interest in abstract aesthetics and visual phenomena. Jacobs' New York City loft, crowded with books and film equipment, is rendered in vivid digital colors, inverted, and broken into planes that flatten the space, while Jacobs' signature stroboscopic effects give the illusion of three-dimensionality. A Loft will be on view throughout the fair.


Friday, March 9, 2012
5:00 - 6:00 pm

Hidden Treasures:
Special Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) Presentation
on Video Preservation

EAI Executive Director Lori Zippay will discuss EAI's pioneering video preservation program, exploring how this initiative has led to the recovery of significant but virtually unknown early works by artists. Anthony Ramos's rarely seen, politically charged performance videos of the early 1970s will be featured (along with other seminal works) as examples of how preservation can result not only in technical restoration, but also in the restoration and illumination of forgotten histories.


Saturday, March 10, 2012
2:00 - 3:30 pm

Moving Image Spotlight Panel:
What Do You Get When You Buy Video Art?

In recent decades the art market has honed a model for selling video art editions to public institutions and private collectors. This market coexists with the earlier distribution model of unlimited video editions, and within the current context of the proliferation of artists' video online. The distinctive nature of video—an infinitely replicable and variable medium, dependent on proprietary technologies—requires a careful consideration of rights and formats to define its ownership and stewardship. This panel, moderated by EAI Distribution Director Rebecca Cleman will discuss these points from the perspective of institutions and private collectors experienced in the selling and collecting of media art. Panelists include Lisa Dorin (Associate Curator at The Art Institute of Chicago); Jefferson Godard (video collector, Chicago); Berta Sichel (Curator-at-large at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, independent curator and art writer, Madrid/Berlin); and Fabienne Stephan (Curator, Salon 94, New York).


Join the Friends of EAI Membership Program

Become a Friend of EAI at one of three different levels in our introductory year and enjoy a range of wonderful benefits. A Friends of EAI Membership provides special access to EAI's public programs and the artists and works in the EAI collection. Membership helps to support our programs and services, including our online resources, educational outreach and vital preservation activities. By becoming a Friend of EAI, you support the future of media art and artists, while enjoying a year of special access to exciting public programs, media artworks and artists.



About EAI

Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of video art and digital art. EAI's core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical media works by artists. EAI's activities include viewing access, educational services, extensive online resources, and public programs such as artists' talks, exhibitions and panels. The Online Catalogue is a comprehensive resource on the artists and works in the EAI collection, and also features extensive materials on exhibiting, collecting and preserving media art: www.eai.org

Visit Circa 1971: Early Video & Film from the EAI Archive, an exhibition of 20 moving-image works at Dia:Beacon, organized on the occasion of EAI's 40th Anniversary.


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