Public Access/Open Networks Press Release

<i>Public Access/Open Networks</i>

EAI is pleased to partner with BRIC on the exhibition Public Access/Open Networks, on view from March 23, 2017 through May 7, 2017. Curated by: Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator at BRIC, in collaboration with freelance curators Reya Sehgal and Lakshmi Padmanabhan.

Public Access/Open Networks showcases both historic and contemporary art works inspired by and produced for Public Access television. The exhibition features over twenty artists and collectives that have worked in the Public Access arena, as well as contemporary artists experimenting with the democratic potential of new media platforms on the Internet. As part of the exhibition, BRIC’s own Public Access television channels will also air continuously in the gallery space, and a stage in the center of the gallery will act as a set for the production of new programming by BRIC’s community producers.

Public Access/Open Networks is anchored by the work of early collectives Colab (Collaborative Projects) and Paper Tiger Television, who each produced feminist work by women and LGBTQ identified artists in a male-dominated medium and video community. This lineage is reflected in the gallery in the contemporary collaborative works of Pilot TV and URe:AD Press. The exhibition also includes historic work by Alex Bag, Jaime Davidovich, Doug Hall, Tom Kalin, Chip Lord, Glenn O’Brien, Nam June Paik, Jody Procter, Raindance, Tony Ramos, Martha Rosler and TVTV; as well as contemporary work by Natalie Bookchin, E.S.P. TV, Ann Hirsch, Ralph McDaniels, Jayson Musson, Jon Rubin, Pilot TV and URe:AD Press (Shani Peters and Sharita Towne).

Featured EAI Artists
Alex Bag, Jaime Davidovich, Tom Kalin, Nam June Paik, Raindance, Doug Hall, Chip Lord, TVTV, Tony Ramos, Martha Rosler, Jayson Musson

Opening Reception: March 22, 2017 | 7-9pm
On view March 23-May 7, 2017

Gallery at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Symposium: Utopian Potentials and Media(ted) Realities
April 22, 2017 | 12-4pm
In conjunction with the exhibition, EAI and BRIC present in partnership Utopian Potentials and Media(ted) Realities on April 22, 2017 from 12-4pm.

The symposium explores the promise of Public Access television and open network technologies, featuring cultural producers from the 1970s, to the present. Speakers include legendary Public Access host Glendora Buell, members of Colab, Ja'Tovia Gary, and Tara Mateik.

Free with RSVP
BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217


About BRIC
BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. BRIC presenst and incubates work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.

In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences.

BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables BRIC to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.

About EAI
Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is a nonprofit arts organization that fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of moving image art. A New York-based international resource for media art and artists, EAI holds a major collection of over 3,700 new and historical media artworks, from groundbreaking early video by pioneering figures of the 1960s to new digital projects by today's emerging artists. EAI works closely with artists, museums, schools and other venues worldwide to preserve and provide access to this significant archive. EAI services also include viewing access, educational initiatives, extensive online resources, technical facilities, and public programs such as artists' talks, screenings, and multi-media performances. EAI's Online Catalogue is a comprehensive resource on the artists and works in the EAI collection, and features expansive materials on media art's histories and current practices:


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EAI's Public Programs are supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. EAI also receives program support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


Public Access/Open Networks, March 22 - May 7, 2017