Post-Video

1981, 29:06 min, b&w and color, sound

Post-Video is an anthology of the video, film, and performance works produced by Davis from 1976 to 1980, with commentary by John Hanhardt, who at the time was Curator of Film and Video at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. In Hanhardt's analysis, this work centers on "the appropriation of satellite communication technologies to create aesthetic texts," as well as the artistic exploration of "the true communication potential and resources of global communication." Excerpts include Seven Thoughts (1976), a satellite radio piece in the Houston Astrodome; The Last Nine Minutes (1977), a satellite performance in which Davis attempts to break down the barrier between artist and viewer; How to Make Love to Your Television Set (1979), an interactive performance piece; Four Places Two Figures One Ghost (1977), in which two performances were created simultaneously for telecast and for the Whitney Museum; and two films, Silver Screen (1979) and Post Modern Times (1980).

Commentary: John Hanhardt. Editor: Jody O'Brien. Produced by Electronic Arts Intermix.

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