PLAYBACK: Preserving Analog Video

535 W. 22nd Street, New York City
June 9, 2003

EAI and Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP) co-hosted the New York premiere of PLAYBACK: Preserving Analog Video. Produced by the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) - a leader in the field of media preservation - PLAYBACK: Preserving Analog Video is an interactive DVD that invites users to view the technical practices of video preservation and experience the complex decision-making process that artists, conservators, and engineers engage in when reconstruction of video artwork occurs. Based on the documented preservation of The Eternal Frame, the classic 1975 video work by Ant Farm and T.R. Uthco, PLAYBACK is an invaluable resource to media artists, curators, conservators and archivists alike. Joanna Goldfarb of the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) introduced and demonstrated the DVD. A screening of the 2003 restored version of The Eternal Frame followed.