VDB TV: Decades

2017 | 07:47:37 | United States | English | B&W and Color | Stereo | Video

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases

Tags: Activism, AIDS/HIV, Art History, Performance, Politics, Technology, Video History

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Video Data Bank is pleased to offer a DVD subscription to VDB TV: Decades, a unique five-part streaming series that casts a distinctive eye over the development of video as an art form from the early 1970s to the present. This 5-disc compilation will be released, program by program, through Summer 2017, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Video Data Bank. Each program is curated by an inspiring artist, scholar or media arts specialist who has focused on a specific decade, diving into the archive of the VDB to create personal, distinctive, and relevant programs, accompanied by original essays and texts.

As a special introduction to this new and innovative series, we are currently offering a discount of 25% to those institutions subscribing to the entire series. DVD compilations will be sent to your institution bi-monthly for immediate access by students, professors, and librarians. VDB TV: Decades is the perfect accompaniment to VDB’s iconic anthology Surveying the First Decade: Video Art and Alternative Media in the U.S. 1968-80, providing another essential tool for understanding the development of video and media art over the past five decades. 

Artists Include:

Basma Alsharif, John Baldessari, Rosa Barba, Liza Beár, Lynda Benglis, Sadie Benning, Dara Birnbaum, Paul Chan, Cecelia Condit, Ximena Cuevas, Simone Forti, Leah Gilliam, Nancy Holt, Doug Ischar, Tom Kalin, Paul Kos, Barbara Aronofsky Latham, Jesse McLean, Susan Mogul, Tony Oursler, Nicolas Provost, Walid Raad, Steve Reinke, Tom Rubnitz, Suzie Silver, Keith Sonnier, Martine Syms, William Wegman, Matt Wolf, Akram Zaatari, Julie Zando

Release Schedule:

November 2016: The Whole World is (Still) Watching (1990s). Curated by Solveig Nelson
January 2017: The Electric Mirror (1970s). Curated by Robyn Farrell
March 2017: Problematizing Pleasure / Punk Theory (1980s). Curated by Steve Reinke
May 2017: Future-Past-Present: A Journey Through the Twenty-Tens So Far (2010s). Curated by Dr. Omar Kholeif
July 2017: Sandwiched Between Trauma and Apocalypse (2000s). Curated by Aily Nash