Circa 1971: Early Video & Film from the EAI Archive
Gallery Talk by EAI Executive Director Lori Zippay

Riggio Galleries
3 Beekman Street Beacon, NY 12508
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 2pm

Lori Zippay, Executive Director of EAI and guest curator of Circa 1971: Early Video & Film from the EAI Archive, presented a Gallery Talk on the exhibition at Dia:Beacon on Saturday, February 11th. Organized on the occasion of EAI's 40th anniversary, Circa 1971 brings together more than 20 single-channel works from one of the world's most comprehensive collections of video art. Taking the year of EAI's founding as a point of departure, the exhibition sets in dialogue a series of diverse works linked by alternative artistic practices and activist impulses. Circa 1971 presents a snapshot of a cultural moment—or, more accurately, a countercultural moment—and the fertile political and artistic landscape from which these works emerged.