June 6, 2004
Galapagos Art and Performance Space
70 North 6th Street
|On July 4th, 1975, at
San Francisco's Cow Palace, with the blessings of an imposter John F. Kennedy, two members of the
collective Ant Farm climbed into their converted 1959 El Dorado Cadillac and drove it through a pyramid of
burning TV sets. Join EAI and Ocularis for a commemoration of direct television interventions, with works
ranging from Valie Export's eerie Facing a Family to Chris Burden's monologue about his ill-fated adoption
of a semi truck named Big Job.
Works to be screened include: Media Burn, Ant Farm, 1975, 26 min; Raindance: Media Primer, Michael Shamberg, 1971, 17 min; Facing a Family, VALIE EXPORT, 1971, 5 min; Gerald Ford's America: WIN, TVTV, 1975, 26 min; Big Wrench, Chris Burden, 1980, 15 min.
Ocularis is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for the exhibition of independent, experimental and documentary film/video and new media, as well as international and repertory cinema. Ocularis was established in 1996 as a rooftop film series catering to local audiences in North Brooklyn. Since then, Ocularis has evolved into a weekly cinema, a producer of collaborative film/video work and an annual summer open-air screening series. Ocularis screens weekly at Galapagos Art & Performance Space. Further information can be found at www.ocularis.net.
EAI is a nonprofit media arts organization and a leading resource for video art and interactive media. EAI's core program is the worldwide distribution of a major collection of media art works, ranging from seminal works of the 1960s to new works by emerging artists. EAI's activities include extensive online resources, a video preservation program, free viewing access, and special screening events. For more information, please visit EAI's website at http://www.eai.org
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