The EAI Collection

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R.M. Fischer: An Industrial

MICA-TV

1983, 3:30 min, color, sound

 

Raindance: Media Primers

Raindance 

1971, 55:41, b&w, sound

Raindance's Media Primers reflect the group's theories of alternative television and video, and their engagement with mass media, pop culture and the counter-culture. The themes addressed — media manipulation, the camera's role in modifying individual behavior — illustrate their experimentation...

 

Rainer Variations

Charles Atlas 

2002, 41:30 min, b&w and color, sound

Employing archival film clips and new video, Atlas' self-described "video montage" is a documentary sous-rature. In his portrayal of filmmaker/choreographer Yvonne Rainer, Atlas undermines genre conventions to pose some of the same questions that have long concerned her. While an extended...

 

Rainy Season

George Kuchar

1987, 28:37 min, color, sound

 

Ramone Calls Julietta Again: Booty Call

Kalup Linzy

2002, 42 sec, b&w, sound

In this scene from Linzy's first Conversations Wit De Churen series, Ramone is rebuked at an inconvenient hour.

 

Rare Performance Documents 1961-1994 Volume 1: Paik-Moorman Collaborations

Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik

1965-73, compiled 2000, 25:08 min, b&w and color, sound

Newly restored, rare performance material from Nam June Paik's personal archives, including many collaborations with Charlotte Moorman, are featured in two remarkable volumes. These documents trace the evolution of Paik's eclectic and at times eccentric performance work over three decades,...

 

Rare Performance Documents 1961-1994 Volume 2

Nam June Paik

1961-94, compiled 2000, 18:37 min, b&w and color, sound

Newly restored, rare performance material from Nam June Paik's personal archives, including many collaborations with Charlotte Moorman, are featured in two remarkable volumes. These documents trace the evolution of Paik's eclectic and at times eccentric performance work over three decades,...

 

Rat Trap

Tommy Turner

1985, 11:49 min, color, sound, Super 8mm film on video

 

RAZZLE DAZZLE The Lost World

Ken Jacobs

2006, 92 min, color, sound

WARNING: This work contains throbbing light. Should not be viewed by individuals with epilepsy or seizure disorders.

Ken Jacobs writes: "RAZZLE DAZZLE is an early Edison shot cut off at its head and tail and along its four sides from the continuity of events like any camera-shot from a...

 

Re Dis Appearing

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

1977, 2:30 min, b&w, sound

 

re: Soundings

Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn

1983, 65 min, color, sound

 

ReactionWear

LoVid

2014, 7:02 min, color, sound, HD video

ReactionWear is an audiovisual performance in which LoVid experiments with tactile technologies, sculptural instruments, participatory experiences, and immersive environments. A dancer (Ashley Byler) wears a garment embedded with electronics that interact with and dictate a geometric,...

 

Ready

Ryan Trecartin

2010, 26:47 min, color, sound, HD video

In Ready, Wait, played by Trecartin, is introduced as the eponymous figure of the series. Wait waits. He forsakes a "career" in favor of a "job," the execution of which Trecartin calls a "work performance." A careerist like Y-Ready (Veronica Gelbaum) may call the shots, but she is locked in her...

 

Reality Properties: Fake Estates

Jaime Davidovich 

1975, 7 min, b&w, sound

Gordon Matta-Clark's Fake Estates project, which dates from 1973-74, addresses issues of property, ownership, and urban spaces. For this project, Matta-Clark purchased fifteen small, unusable odd lots — termed "gutterspaces" — that were being auctioned off by the city of New York. Although the...

 

Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House

Bill Viola

1983, 19:11 min, b&w, sound

 

Recent Dance Works

James Byrne

1987-89, 65:36 min, color and b&w, sound

 

Reception Room

Vito Acconci 

1973-2004, 8:26 min, color, sound

This newly edited historical video work documents Acconci's 1973 performance Reception Room, which was presented at the Modern Art Agency in Naples, Italy. Acconci lies naked on a gurney-like table, rocking back and forth as a tape-loop of his voice describes his anxieties about exposing his...

 

Recording Studio From Air Time

Vito Acconci 

1973, 36:49 min, b&w, sound

Recording Studio From Air Time is a personal confessional in which video is both a mirror and a mediating device. A documentation of a 1973 performance at Sonnabend Gallery, this is one of Acconci's most psychologically intense exercises in the inversion of the public and the private. Alone in...

 

Red Desert

Seoungho Cho

2011, 10:30 min, color, sound and silent, HD video

Seoungho Cho employs complex visual editing and rich sound to explore the landscape of Death Valley. He writes that he has "...refined a theme that has obsessed and haunted me, that I have struggled with, and which I owe many of my most important artistic achievements—the desert." He also...

 

Red Rock Falls

Paul Ryan

2002, 9:20 min, color, sound

 

Red Tape -- Collected Works

Bill Viola

1975, 30 min, color, sound

 

Refuses

Cheryl Donegan

2006, 5 min, color, silent

Refuses began as a visual extension of Carolyn Bergdahl's poem Fuses (after Carolee Schneemann). Just as Bergdhl's poem speaks to Schneemann's taboo-shattering 1964-66 film, Donegan's Refuses is a direct response to the poem. Using Bergdahl's poem as a template, Donegan creates a structured...

 

Rehearsal

Cheryl Donegan

1994, 14:25 min, color, sound

 

Reifying Desire 2

Jacolby Satterwhite

2012, 8:27 min, color, sound, HD video

Satterwhite's Reifying Desire series represents a collaboration between the artist and his mother by way of his repurposing of her text and drawings, many intended as proposed home shopping network products. The drawings are rendered into 3D virtual space, forming the backbone of linked...

 

Reifying Desire 3: The Immaculate Conception of Doubting Thomas

Jacolby Satterwhite

2012, 17:04 min, color, sound, HD video

Satterwhite's Reifying Desire series represents a collaboration between the artist and his mother by way of his repurposing of her text and drawings, many intended as proposed home shopping network products. The drawings are rendered into 3D virtual space, forming the backbone of linked...

 

Reifying Desire 4: Model It

Jacolby Satterwhite

2013, 10:35 min, color, sound, HD video

Satterwhite's Reifying Desire series represents a collaboration between the artist and his mother by way of his repurposing of her text and drawings, many intended as proposed home shopping network products. The drawings are rendered into 3D virtual space, forming the backbone of linked...

 

Reifying Desire 5

Jacolby Satterwhite

2012, 8:51 min, color, sound, HD video

Reifying Desire Five features sensuous inventions of Satterwhite's mother's design. A reclining water seat holds five still 3D models of idealized black female nudes, postured in the manner of Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Flying above in a silver jumpsuit, Satterwhite spills digital...

 

Reifying Desire 6: Island of Treasure

Jacolby Satterwhite

2014, 24:14 min, color, sound, HD video

Satterwhite's Reifying Desire series represents a collaboration between the artist and his mother by way of his repurposing of her text and drawings, many intended as proposed home shopping network products. The drawings are rendered into 3D virtual space, forming the backbone of linked...

 

Rejected or Unused Clips, Arranged in Order of Importance

Seth Price

2003, 10:38 min, color, sound

Rejected or Unused Clips, Arranged in Order of Importance purports to be a collection of unused video and audio clips left over from the artist's other works, from an abandoned audio piece on religious themes to an exploration of web video as it emerged in a time before YouTube and video search...

 

Relativ Romantisch

Klaus vom Bruch

1983-84, 21:46 min, color, sound

 

Relays That Destroy Instants

Ken Feingold

1981-83, 35:15 min, color, sound

 

Remember Me

Ellen Cantor

1998, 10:25 min, b&w and color, sound

 

Remnants of the Watts Festival

Ulysses Jenkins

1972-3, compiled '80, 60 min, b&w, sound

 

Remote Control

Vito Acconci 

1971, 62:30 min, b&w, sound, Two Channels

The two-channel piece Remote Control is an exercise in manipulation and control between artist and subject, male and female. On separate channels, the viewer sees Acconci and Kathy Dillon sitting alone in wooden boxes in different rooms, each facing a static camera. Although they can only see...

 

Remy/Grand Central: Trains and Boats and Planes

Dara Birnbaum

1980, 4:18 min, color, sound

 

René and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War

Joan Logue

1984, 3:42 min, color, sound

 

Répétitions

Marie André

1985, 45 min, b&w and color, sound

André's fascination with the eloquence and significance of everyday gestures, particularly those of women, finds its perfect correlative in the postmodern choreography of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Over a period of six months, André recorded De Keersmaeker's dance group, Rosas, as members...

 

Representational Painting

Eleanor Antin 

1971, 38 min, b&w, silent

The artist explores make-up as a traditional mode of self-expression, using it to find a representation of herself with which to face the world.

 

Resisting Paradise

Barbara Hammer

2003, 79:04 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video

Hammer has crafted an eloquent and richly layered examination of the artist’s and individual’s role in times of conflict. Resisting Paradise focuses on Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard’s artistic work in the south of France during World War II, while also examining the word of Matisse’s family...

 

Resolution of the Eye

Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn

1980, 40:15 min, color, sound

This work explores perception, time and memory, based on the concept that "science has yet to determine the actual resolution of the eye." Using time-lapse, slow dissolves, and ghostly, ephemeral images, the artists manipulate linear time and dimensionality. Evoking subconscious memory, Remains...

 

Restless Leg Saga

Shana Moulton

2012, 7:14 min, color, sound, HD video

In this edition of Moulton's narrative series, the artist's character Cynthia suffers from Restless Leg Syndrome, and seeks relief in pharmaceutical ads on TV and in health magazines. In a domestic world enlivened with animated dance and mystic poetry (written and read by poet John Coletti),...

 

Resurrection Body

Rita Myers

1993, 7:03 min, color, sound

 

Return to the Scene of the Crime

Ken Jacobs

2008, 93 min, color, sound

Ken Jacobs writes, "In 1969, Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son seized me, with a new film (as I said then) almost incidentally a result. Placing the 1905 Mutoscope original in the computer allows for an unbounded freedom of study and playfulness. Now I seize the film, introducing a quasi-3D and strange...

 

Rev

Seoungho Cho

1997, 11:30 min, b&w and color, sound

 

Reverse Television -- Portraits of Viewers (Compilation Tape)

Bill Viola

1984, 15 min, color, sound

 

Revolve

Nancy Holt

1977, 77 min, b&w, sound

Using multiple camera angles and minimal repetitions to modulate her friend David Wheeler's personal narrative of his battle with leukemia, Holt presents his physical illness as a site for metaphysical and aesthetic reflection. Holt's editing procedure both frees Wheeler's narrative and closes...

 

Revolving Door

Ken Jacobs

2011, 4:51 min, color, silent

 

Revolving Upside Down

Bruce Nauman

1969, 61 min, b&w, sound

 

Rhyme 'Em To Death

The Wooster Group

1993, 10:33 min, b&w, sound

 

Rhys Chatham: A Four Year Retrospective

Rhys Chatham 

1981, 62:13 min, color, sound

New York-born composer and musician Rhys Chatham was an influential figure in the downtown New York music scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s. A student of La Monte Young and Morton Subotnick and a classically trained musician, Chatham founded the experimental music program at the Kitchen...

 

Rich's Place

Alex Hubbard

2010, 13:33 min, color, sound

 

Richard Prince: Editions

MICA-TV

1982, 6:47 min, color, sound

 

Ride to da Club

Kalup Linzy

2002, 5:06 min, b&w, sound

In this vignette from the first Conversations Wit De Churen series, Nina's mother refuses to let Nina and Misha borrow her car. Linzy explores the precariously triangular nature of female friendship—as epitomized by the modern conference call.

 

Rift/Rise: Installation Documentation

Rita Myers

1986, 5 min, color, sound

 

Risques du metier

Antek Walczak 

2000, 56:14 min, color, sound

 

Rito e Expressao (Rite & Expression)

Eder Santos

1988, 8:13 min, color, sound

 

Ritual in the Emptiness

Charlemagne Palestine

2001, 12:04 min, color, sound

Ritual in the Emptiness continues Palestine's long-term exploration of subjective point of view. In an abandoned French factory filled with wintry light, Palestine vocalizes in a keening wail while recording his vision on video. The viewer sees what the artist sees. As he moves quickly from...

 

Ritual of Triadic Relationships

Paul Ryan 

1984, 30 min, b&w and color, sound

 

Rituals for a Still Life

Frank Gillette

1974-75, 24:54 min, b&w, sound

 

Roamie View: History Enhancement

Ryan Trecartin

2010, 28:23 min, color, sound, HD video

Roamie View: History Enhancement reveals JJ as a husk of his former self, overwhelmed by too many experimental personalities and reverted to factory presets. He hires Roamie Hood's (Alison Powell) company to roam backwards through time to research an opportunity for an edit that could alter his...

 

robinson or me (From the Far East)

Seoungho Cho

1996, 11 min, b&w and color, sound

 

Rock My Religion

Dan Graham

1983-84, 55:27 min, b&w and color, sound

 

Rock Video: Cherry Blossom

Shigeko Kubota

1986, 12:54 min, color, silent

 

Rockweed Paintings

Paul Ryan

2005, silent

 

Romance

Seth Price

2003, 30 min, color, silent

A performance tape of sorts, Romance documents Price's progress until death through Adventure, one of the earliest computer games. The game was created in the mid 1970s by programmers and engineers in their spare time, and, foreshadowing today's "open source" software, the program's code was...

 

Romance

Kit Fitzgerald

1986, 6:28 min, color, sound

 

Ronald Gonzales, Sculptor

Ken Jacobs

2009, 20:44 min, color, sound

 

Room 1503 in a row

Phyllis Baldino 

2000, 6:05 min, color, sound

 

Room Service

Tony Labat

1980, 7:37 min, color, sound

 

Rooms

Ursula Hodel

1999, 19:45 min, color, sound

 

RRK (Reading Rosalind Krauss)

Tony Cokes

2011, 4:55 min, b&w, sound, HD video

Cokes writes, "Reading Rosalind Krauss presents a sing-along transcript of the lyrics from a pop song by The Size Queens. The song was part of the official musical soundtrack for the first Our Literal Speed: The Performative Discourse event at ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany. This witty chunk of...

 

RSG-Black-1 (Black Hawk Down)

Radical Software Group (RSG)

2005, 22:04 min, color, sound

RSG-BLACK-1 is a new cut of a Hollywood blockbuster portrayal of a 1993 U.S. raid in Somalia. In the RSG version, all the white characters have been programmatically edited out. The result is a 22-minute conceptual investigation of representation and ideology. A timely and chilling critique,...

 

Rubbings

Vito Acconci 

1970, 5:06 min, color, silent, Super 8mm film on video

Acconci caresses his torso, then crushes cockroaches into his stomach and rubs them into his skin.

 

Rumstick Road

The Wooster Group

2013, 71:37 min, color, sound

"The Wooster Group's 1977 production RUMSTICK ROAD has been recognized by critics and scholars as a landmark work that helped usher in a new era of experimental performance. Composed by Spalding Gray and Elizabeth LeCompte in response to the suicide of Gray's mother, RUMSTICK ROAD combines...

 

Run With Zeros

Antek Walczak 

1999, 9 min, color, sound

 

Rundown

Jane Crawford and Robert Fiore 

1994, 12 min, color, sound

This short documentary presents an overview of those works by Robert Smithson that involved the pouring of viscous substances such as glue, asphalt and cement. A voiceover commentary by the artist helps explain some of his specific concerns in making these works, as well as elucidating his more...

 

Running Outburst

Charlemagne Palestine

1975, 5:56 min, b&w, sound

 

Running Tape

Vito Acconci 

1969, 30 min, Audio CD

Running Tape is an endurance piece that Acconci made in New York's Central Park on August 26, 1969, as one of a series of what he terms "tape situations." This piece relates to Acconci's performance and film works of the same period.

Acconci describes the process of this piece as follows: ...

 

Runway for Interactive DJ Event

Mike Kelley

2000, 48:23 min, color, sound

Writes Kelley: "This videotape documents an event staged on the evening of September 3, 1999 at the Kunstverein Braunschweig. The occasion was the opening of my solo exhibition at this institution. Runway for Interactive DJ Event is a lighthearted response to the current embrace of DJ and...