The EAI Collection

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"Dirt, Blood, Spit, Piss, Hug..."

Alix Pearlstein

1993, 5:35 min, color, sound

 

"Holes, Bagels, Horns..."

Alix Pearlstein

1993, 4:50 min, color, sound

 

"Intersection Conique" Gordon Matta-Clark

Marc Petitjean 

1975-2006, 17 min, b&w, sound

In September 1975, photographer and videomaker Marc Petitjean documented Matta-Clark in the process of making one of his major "building cuts" in Paris. Created for the 1975 Paris Biennale, Matta-Clark's Conical Intersect was a spiraling cone-shaped cut through a pair of 17th-century buildings...

 

"Off-Air" Australia

Ant Farm: Chip Lord, Doug Michels, Curtis Schreier, Douglas Hurr. 

1976, 20:59 min, b&w and color, sound

Role-playing and political performance were integral to Ant Farm's art-making strategies. In 1976 the group travelled to Australia as ironic "artists-in-residence," counter-cultural ambassadors. "Off-Air" Australia is a fragmented document of that trip, culled almost entirely from off-air...

 

"Painting" Sites

Seth Price

2000-2001, 18:12 min, color, sound

The first in a series of videos investigating the use of digital effects on appropriated imagery, "Painting" Sites compiles pictures arbitrarily yielded by an Internet search for the word "Painting," and peppers the resulting series of images with digital graffiti, courtesy of editing software....

 

"Pet, Fluffy, Cheezy, Bunny..."

Alix Pearlstein

1993, 5:21 min, color, sound

 

"That's It, Forget It"

Branda Miller

1985, 4:50 min, color, sound

 

"they came riding into town on BLACK & SILVER HORSES"

Lawrence Andrews 

1992, 29:49 min, color, sound

In this provocative essay on racism, crime, the law and the media, Andrews constructs a layered pastiche to investigate these issues within cultural and personal contexts. He explores how the fictions of the media reinforce and perpetuate racial mythologies. Writes Andrews: "Black and Silver...

 

"Topless Cellist" Charlotte Moorman

Howard Weinberg and Nam June Paik 

1995, 29 min, color, sound

 

(are we and/or do we) LIKE MEN

Pier Marton. In collaboration with Wendy Ultan and Glenn Biegon. 

1986, 16:42 min, color, sound

 

(Entlastungen) Pipilottis Fehler

Pipilotti Rist

1988, 11:10 min, color, sound

Precisely edited to the start-stop rhythm of a martial beat and post-punk rock music, Absolutions glories in organized disjunction, juxtaposing images of the artist collapsing to the ground with bursts of wildly scrambled electronic distortion. Produced while Rist was working at a professional...

 

(Srecan Susret) Die gluckliche Begegnung

Marcel Odenbach

1987, 6 min, b&w and color, sound

 

(Tommy-Chat Just E-mailed Me.)

Ryan Trecartin

2006, 7:15 min, color, sound

Trecartin describes (Tommy-Chat Just E-mailed Me.) as a "narrative video short that takes place inside and outside of an e-mail." Trecartin's intense visualization of electronic communication is inhabited by a cast of stylized characters: Pam, a lesbian librarian with a screaming baby in an...

 

*Corpus Callosum

Michael Snow

2002, 91 min, color, sound

Writes Michael Snow: "The corpus callosum is a central region of tissue in the human brain which passes 'messages' between the two hemispheres. *Corpus Callosum, the film (or tape, or projected light work), is constructed of, de-picts, creates, examines, presents, consists of, and is,...

 

0

Seoungho Cho

2007, 3:39 min, color, sound, HD video

In 0, Seoungho Cho literally counts cars speeding down a freeway. The interwoven and digitally rendered content — cars, the sounds they produce, numbers superimposed upon them — creates a dynamic investigation of the mechanics of the moving image. 0 combines the excitement of a motor-sport...

 

1

Shelly Silver

2001, 3:12 min, color, sound

An exploration in mood and tone, 1 is a montage of image, music, and language. Against a split-screen study of New York beat cops, Silver presents a sentence, drawn out in single words over the course of the piece. Through subtle word repetition, she alters what would appear to be a unified...

 

1 & 2/CHINESE DANCE

Sigrid Hackenberg

1990, 8:23 min, color, sound

 

1!

Tony Cokes

2004, 24:19 min, color, sound

The final installment in Cokes' Pop Manifesto series, 1! takes a stroll through the artist's music collection, presenting the titles of 100 recent albums released over a five year period. This annotated discography is paired with excerpts from an essay by critic Christoph Cox discussing rock...

 

1/1

Seoungho Cho

2001, 4:06 min, b&w and color, sound

1/1 is a new direction for Seoungho Cho. This playful study, shot largely in degraded black and white, knowingly recalls the early performative experiments of 1970's video practitioners. In part an exercise in gesture and noise, the piece is also a reflexive anecdote on the nature of video itself.

 

100 Reasons

Bob Flanagan, Sheree Rose, and Mike Kelley. 

1991, 6:41 min, color, sound

 

16 Minutes Lost

Phyllis Baldino 

2000, 16:54 min, color, sound

At first glance, Baldino's "16 Minutes Lost" is the perfect portrayal of scatterbrainedness, testament to the clutter of modern living and the inevitable failings of manmade systems. For sixteen dizzy minutes, we are caught up in the frenzy of futile searches through cluttered handbags and...

 

19 Universes/my brother

Phyllis Baldino 

2004, 9:02 min, color, sound

19 Universes/my brother is the latest in a series of videos in which Baldino explores advanced scientific concepts, including nanotechnology and quantum particles. The screen is divided into nineteen shifting strips of video, each portraying Baldino's brother, a musician, as he plays rock and...

 

1989 The Real Power of TV

Gusztáv Hámos

1991, 58:25 min, color, sound

 

21 Films

Stuart Sherman

1978-1986, 50 min, b&w and color, silent and sound, 16 mm film on video

21 Films, which actually contains 25 titles, is a compilation of 16mm and 8mm shorts assembled by the artist. In these works, Sherman combines the hallmarks of his "Spectacle" performances—metaphoric juxtapositions and visual puns—with a fluency in film grammar. Through exquisite storyboarding...

 

21st Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

Skip Blumberg

1983, 27 min, color, sound

 

26'1.1499" For A String Player

Jud Yalkut 

1973, 42 min, color, sound

This tape is Jud Yalkut's video realization of Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik's concert performance of John Cage's composition 26'1.1499" For String Player. In this extraordinary performance, which is manipulated and synthesized by Yalkut, Paik and Moorman play Cage's score on a...

 

2@

Tony Cokes

2000, 6 min, color, sound

In 2@, Cokes continues his investigation of pop culture, focusing on the discourse surrounding the music industry. Dedicated to Dan Graham, whose pioneering video Rock My Religion took rock-and-roll as its subject, 2@ focuses on the development of rock music. Cokes reduces the form to black...

 

3 Flags

Andrew Lampert

2010, 2:13 min, color, silent, Super 8mm film on video

A simple scene of three flags flapping over an electronic billboard advertising grocery specials conjures an indelible portrait of America.

 

3 Mercer Streeet

Jaime Davidovich

1975, 30 min, b&w, silent

Davidovich recorded this video with artist Stuart Sherman at Ronald Feldman's 3 Mercer Street Gallery in SoHo. As the camera moves in a continuous, 360-degree take, Sherman performs a series of actions that are never completely captured by the perpetually revolving camera. Davidovich exhibited...

 

3#

Tony Cokes

2001, 4:38 min, color, sound

This is the first in Cokes' non-consecutively produced series of "promotional tapes" for his conceptual band SWIPE. 3#, subtitled Manifesto A Track #1, introduces Cokes' concern with the ideological apparatus that undergirds the music industry. The video takes up a song by Seth Price, which...

 

30 Second Spots: New York

Joan Logue in collaboration with the artists. 

1982, 14:45 min, color, sound

 

30 Second Spots: Paris

Joan Logue in collaboration with the artists. 

1982-83, 12:21 min, color, sound

 

30 Second Spots: San Francisco

Joan Logue in collaboration with the artists. 

1984, 2:54 min, color, sound

 

360

Julia Heyward

1981, 46:02 min, color, sound

As an early pioneer of the music video, Julia Heyward presents a long-form "video album" with 360 that was released just a year prior to the birth of MTV. Heyward's ten songs (recorded with Jody Harris of The Raybeats and The Contortions and Don Christensen of The Raybeats and Bush Tetras) are...

 

37 Stories About Leaving Home

Shelly Silver

1996, 52 min, color, sound

 

414-3-RAVE-95

Cory Arcangel and Frankie Martin 

2004, 4:57 min, b&w, sound

A collaboration between Arcangel and Milwaukee artist Frankie Martin, this work revisits the "rave" dance party phenomenon of the early to mid-1990s. In an act of simulation at once hilarious and incisive, Arcangel and Martin stage what appears to be an amateur,...

 

498, 3rd Ave.

Merce Cunningham

1967, 81 min, b&w, sound, 16 mm film on video

 

4th & 7th Annual New York Avant Garde Festivals

Jud Yalkut

1966-1972, 29:25 min, color, sound

Founded and directed by Charlotte Moorman, the Annual Avant Garde Festivals of New York began in 1963 as open forums for the presentation of experimental music, which was emerging out of the Fluxus movement and Happenings. By 1971, these evening salons of inventive musical works were expanded...

 

5 Composers: 5 Countries

Joan Logue

1989, 40 min, color, sound

 

5 dim/MIND

Ken Feingold

1983, 29 min, color, sound

 

5 lessons and 9 questions about Chinatown

Shelly Silver

2010, 10 min, color, sound, HD video

Silver premiered 5 lessons and 9 questions about Chinatown in the Shorts Program of the 2010 Berlinale International Film Festival. A longtime resident of New York's Chinatown neighborhood, she writes, "You live somewhere, walk down the same street fifty, a hundred, ten thousand times, each...

 

5 Minute Break

Kristin Lucas

2001, 4:35 min, color, sound

While artist-in-residence in the north tower of the World Trade Center, Lucas was given a tour of the center's sub-basement. 5 Minute Break is the eerie artifact of that tour. An animated woman roams the WTC sub-basement like a benign Lara Croft, negotiating an underground maze of empty...

 

5%

Tony Cokes and Scott Pagano 

2001, 10:03 min, color, sound

The fifth and final installment in Cokes' series of "promotional videotapes," 5% (subtitled Manifesto E) shares its predecessors' format: a strict graphic presentation of on-screen text, coupled with a pop soundtrack. As with the other installments, this work is concerned with delineating the...

 

59 Days

Seoungho Cho

2017, 34:58 min, color, sound, HD video

 

67/97

Seoungho Cho

2001, 7:05 min, color, sound

67/97 begins by imagining the information collected when a bar code is scanned, and then asks: What if everything could be read by a scanner? What information would be retrieved, what secrets revealed? A barrage of text is generated as a laser reads bar codes and then food, objects, and the...

 

6^

Tony Cokes

2001, 3:47 min, color, sound

The second in Cokes' series of pop "manifestos," 6^ employs two simultaneous strategies to examine questions of originality and authenticity. While layers of densely theoretical text float across a blue ground, the soundtrack, a song by the band Appendix, features a singer addressing...

 

7 visions fugitives

Robert Cahen

1995, 31:43 min, color, sound

 

73 Suspect Words

Peggy Ahwesh 

2000, 4 min, b&w, sound

73 Suspect Words is a deceptively simple and ultimately chilling meditation on the power of text. Ahwesh succinctly delves into one person's obsessive irrationality, and his expressions of fear and anger. Based on a spell-check of the Unabomber's manifesto, the work evokes the violence...

 

7th Annual New York Avant Garde Festival

Jud Yalkut

1969, 2:47 min, color, silent

Founded and directed by Charlotte Moorman, the Annual Avant Garde Festivals of New York began in 1963 as open forums for the presentation of experimental music, which was emerging out of the Fluxus movement and Happenings. By 1971, these evening salons of inventive musical works were expanded...

 

9/11

Tony Oursler

2001, 57:51 min, color, sound

9/11 is a first-hand, harrowing document of the events of September 11th and their immediate aftermath, as observed by the artist. As the tragedy unfolds, Oursler records from his apartment, just blocks from the former World Trade Center, and on the ground in Lower Manhattan. His camera also...

 

9/23/69: Experiment with David Atwood

Nam June Paik. In collaboration with David Atwood, Fred Barzyk, and Olivia Tappan. 

1969, 80 min, color, sound

 

?What's Up?

The Masada/Taper Workshop Students with Branda Miller. 

1987, 33:11 min, color, sound

 

@Vesu.Vius

Peter d'Agostino

1997-99, 11:10 min, color, sound

This video examines the many paradoxes of natural, cultural and virtual identities. Peter d'Agostino's cross-cultural interests led directly back to the personal histories and cultural memories of his Italian American roots. The video moves back and forth in time by juxtaposing iconic images...

 

[Dung Smoke Enters the Palace]

Leslie Thornton

1989, 17 min, b&w, sound

Peggy and Fred in Hell, Thornton's ongoing and open-ended video series, maps a surreal, quasi-apocalyptic realm littered with the detritus of a pop culture bursting at the seams. Castaways in this wilderness of signs, Peggy and Fred are, as Thornton states, "raised by television," their...