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Feb 4, 2023 Victor Ariel
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60 minute promotional episode of Trauma TV. Segments include:  The Wonderful World of Animation, Francis H. Lewis.  Dead Friends, Tom Sylla Caterwaul, Dominic McBride The Blue Room, Cindy Canejo Beware of Dog, Victor Ariel A short by Jim Lucio Closet Space, C. Blair Fixated Whereabouts, Scott Miller Skate Witches Turn Off Your TV!, 064 Timely Watches, Francis Lewis Who's Afraid of Box Office Poison, Phillip R. Ford Transferred by XFR Collective on 1/22/2023 from VHS source. 
Topics: trauma tv, san francisco, public access television, short film, monday wednesday friday video club
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Jan 31, 2023 David Schmidlapp, Walter Stedding
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Label on tape: "Film featurette stars a 10-year-old "ghetto waif and prophet" seeking love in an alienated metropolis. Shot in the nightclub ambience, 'Love has lots of music, singing, and dancing." David Schmidlapp and Walter Stedding. Transferred by XFR Collective on 1/30/2023 from VHS source.
Topics: David Schmidlapp, Walter Stedding, short film, mudd club, new york city, lower east side, film,...
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Jan 22, 2023 Unknown
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Augusto Boal speaking at the conference "Arts for Universities and Communities: Daring to Do it Together" at the University of New Mexico. He is introduced by Larry Lavender. Transferred by XFR Collective on 1/18/2023 from VHS source.
Topics: augusto boal, larry lavender, university of new mexico, theatre, politics, lecture, monday...
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Jan 14, 2023 Unknown
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A man discusses his battle with depression over the dinner table with cut away shots to media clips and the outside world. Likely transferred from film. Transferred by XFR Collective on 1/12/2023 from VHS source. 
Topics: depression, alcohol, independent film, weltshmertz, short film
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Jan 14, 2023 Andrea Meller
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2003 documentary, directed by Andrea Meller, tracing the history of ABC No Rio and later efforts to renovate the space. Transferred by XFR Collective on 1/14/2023 from VHS source. 
Topics: abc no rio, real estate show, performance art, art, diy venue, lower east side, new york city,...
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Jan 12, 2023 Mitch Corber
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Still and slow motion clips of Potato Wolf content including On the Set with Glenn O'Brien, City Wildlife, and The Love Show. No sound. Tape begins with titles for TV's In. Transferred by XFR Collective on 1/11/2023 from VHS source. 
Topics: Mitch Corber, glenn obrien, rats, potato wolf, slow motion, experimental video, monday wednesday...
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Jan 2, 2023 Willoughby Sharp
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Three trailers for The Willoughby Sharp Show.  Transferred by XFR Collective on 1/2/2023 from VHS source. 
Topics: Willoughby Sharp, downtown, new york city, art, fashion
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Jan 2, 2023 Willoughby Sharp
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Demo for The Willoughby Sharp Show commissioned by Ars Electonica in Linz, Austria. Segments include The Universe of A, Robert Lund: Faces of the Interface, Marcus Leatherdale, Rebecca Howland: Transmission Towers, Diane Pernet, La Coppia, John Sex, Kiki [Reisch]: Chez L'Age D'Or, The Arties: Franklin Furnace's Tenth Anniversary Celebration, David Spada, Keiko Bonk at Piezo Electric, Simon Cerig, Stephen Lack, Surrealism Comes to Piezo Electric, The Dress with Mary Adams and Amy Downs, Eva...
Topics: Willoughby Sharp, Robert Lund, Marcus Leatherdale, Rebecca Howland, P.S. 1, Diane Pernet, John Sex,...
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Jan 2, 2023 Ross Skoggard
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On this episode of Artbuzz, host Ross Skoggard investigates recent work by German artists and asks "What does it mean in the 1980s to make an avant garde painting?"He interviews art critics Donald Kuspit and Benjamin Buchloh for their take on this question. Shot at the following locations: Marian Goodman Gallery, P.S. 1, Young Filmmakers, Soho TV.  Transferred by XFR Collective on 12/18/2022 from VHS source. 
Topics: Benjamin Buchloh, Donald Kuspit, Ross Skoggard, avant garde, german art, art critic, modern art,...
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Jan 2, 2023 Ross Skoggard
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On the first episode of Artbuzz, Ross Skoggard visits the exhibition "Roy Lichtenstein 1970-1980" at the Whitney Museum. This is followed by an interview with the artist, recorded May 1st, 1982 in Southampton, New York. Transferred by XFR Collective on 12/18/2022 from VHS source. 
Topics: Roy Lichtenstein, artbuzz, modern art, whitney museum, art exhibition, interview, monday wednesday...
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Jan 2, 2023 unknown
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Mildred Pierce and Vacuum Bag performing at the Lismar Lounge on February 9, 1989.  Transferred by XFR Collective on 1/1/2023 from VHS source. 
Topics: lower east side, vacuum bag, mildred pierce, lismar lounge, live music, new york city
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Jan 1, 2023 Bill Considine
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Four poems by Bill Considine: Blake, My Life Underground with Dobie Gillis, A Vision of the Ideal, News from the Edge of Thought.   Produced and directed by Edmond Chibeau. Transferred by XFR Collective on 1/1/2023 from VHS source. 
Topics: poetry, poem, bill considine, william blake, dobie gillis, monday wednesday friday video club
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Dec 20, 2022 Potato Wolf
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Each week a different artist or group of artists produces and directs a live half hour show.  Anybody's Show by Ulli Rimkus with Chris Kohlhoffer and Liz X Christmas Show by Ellen Cooper with Kiki Smith and Ellen Cooper End of the World by Cara Pearlman with Matthew Geller, Cara Pearlman, and Sally White July 4, 1980 by Bobby G with Community BD.12 Summer Youth Employment Prog. Queens, NY Real Estate Show with Peter Moehnig, Rebecca Howland, and Alan Moore Shipwreck by Alan Moore with Cara...
Topics: potato wolf, collaborative projects, cable access television, improvisation, monday wednesday...
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"MWF Ramble" 1/23/1989 "Police Show Opening (Mitch Camera)," 1 hour "Time Lapse (Hank Williams Marquee)," Mitch 5 minutes Transferred by XFR Collective on 12/11/2022 from U-matic source.
Topics: art exhibition, new york city, monday wednesday friday video club, mitch corber, hank williams, art...
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Dec 18, 2022 ABC No Rio
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Before No Rio News, a clip from the Young Filmakers/Video Arts' Directors Project, a scene from "Love of Life," with Nancy Grigor, Susan Slavin, and Beth Gorria. On No Rio News, the host wanders through New York attempting to interview people on the street and adding his own commentary. Transferred by XFR Collective on 5/26/2022 from U-matic source. 
Topics: new york city, monday wednesday friday video club, abc no rio, news, interview, china town
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Dec 18, 2022 Bobby G.
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Written and Directed by Bobby G Cast: Mike Robinson, Ellen Cooper, Sophie VDT, Becky Howland, Bebe Smith, Joe Nechvatal, Kiki Smith Transferred by XFR Collective on 5/26/2022 from U-matic source.
Topics: tribeca, bar, new york city, short film, independent film, monday wednesday friday video club
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Dec 10, 2022 Potato Wolf
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Edit of various Potato Wolf broadcasts including clips from Cafe Oblique, The Cyclops, All My Voices: A Continuing Drama, a performance by Hillary Bath, Olivia Beens, and Peter Fend How to Prevent War. Label reads: "Edit & Inaug #2." Transferred by XFR Collective on 12/10/2022 from U-matic source.  Originally part of the Monday Wednesday Friday Video Club inventory, tape #402.
Topics: potato wolf, public access television, theatre, monday wednesday friday video club, music, monologue
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Dec 10, 2022 Johnny Dynell
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Johnny Dynell performing live at Club New York. The first part of the tape is the sound check followed by several minutes of audio only. Dynell's performance is followed by footage of the dance floor.  Transferred by XFR Collective on 12/10/2022 from U-matic source.
Topics: johnny dynell, live music, club new york, new york city
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Dec 9, 2022 Michael Rollov
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Content warning: This episode contains discriminatory attitudes and/or discussions of a people or culture. Circus performer Michael Rollov's demo tape, featuring acrobatic balancing acts. Video created by Gary Pollard.  This tape was transferred from U-Matic tape on November 11th, 2022 by XFR Collective as part of a partnership with the Monday/Wednesday/Friday video club. 
Topics: demo reel, acrobat, theatre
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Dec 5, 2022 Terry Mohre
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Several sort films by Terry Mohre including: "Media Lowriders," September 1979; "I Want to Die," 1978; "Anthoney's Good TV," 1981; "Dance to Chicago," 1981; and "Goes Away," 1978. Transferred by XFR Collective on 12/5/2022 from VHS source. 
Topics: twilight zone, terry mohre, experimental film, video manipulation
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Dec 5, 2022 Potato Wolf
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Rough edit of a Potato Wolf anthology. Likely a draft of Julie's Edit Anthology .  Transferred by XFR Collective on 5/26/2022 from u-matic source.
Topics: potato wolf, colab, collaborative projects, lower east side, new york city, public access television
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Dec 5, 2022 James Cornwell
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By  Jim C (James Cornwell).  According to Alan Moore: "This 1989 profile of painter and performance artist Joe Coleman was distributed by MWF in 1991. Joe made history paintings about serial killers and did performances at the Kitchen in which he bit the heads off of rats. He had a home museum for his works."  Transferred by XFR Collective on 5/26/2022 from u-matic source. 
Topics: Joe Coleman, jim c, james cornwell, documentary, profile, serial killer
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Dec 4, 2022 David Blair, Alan Moore, and Werner Zein
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A compilation of short video art works: "Revenge of Deja Vu"  by David Blair, 1986 "Images From 'Elektrisches Teleskop' a videotape in progress" by David Blair, 1987 " In An Old Fernseh Laboratory " Alan Moore, 1986 An Alan Moore process piece, 1987 "Auto-Portrait" by Werner Zein  According to a note in one of the videos "A full version of this tape [was] played at the NYBerlin film/video exhibition [held] at Millenium Film Workshop" on May...
Topics: David Blair, Alan Moore, Werner Zein, experimental film, germany, berlin, new york city
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Dec 4, 2022 Clea T. Waite
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By Clea T. Waite with music by Mario-Erik Paoli. Originally shot on super 8. From the MWF catalog: "A study of the female nude, and transformation of movement and light under water. These "living sculptures" enact an interpretation of the triple goddess myths in black & white." Transferred by XFR Collective on 5/26/2022 from u-matic source. 
Topics: experimental film, clea waite, mario-erik paoli, super 8, film
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Dec 4, 2022 Tom Church
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Directed by Tom Church and "Starring a cast of thousands. Bottles by John." The film includes several short sequences of men hanging out, listening to the radio and drinking. They recount stories about taking acid and interactions with their landlords. The film abruptly shifts to an art gallery.  Transferred by XFR Collective on 2/21/2021 from VHS source. 
Topics: acid, film, tom church, short film, art gallery
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Dec 3, 2022 Harald Vogl and Andrew Bergen
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From the MWF catalog: "Harald VOGL & Andrew BERGEN, Candide in the Americas (1986, 62 min.) A video sketch of chapters 10-20 of Voltaire's novel in which Candide and his faithful servant Cacambo bomb around this best of all possible worlds in an old Chevy. Quiet, curious, this is the German filmmaker's sketch for a feature film." Transferred by XFR Collective on 9/3/22 from VHS source.
Topics: Harald Vogl, Andrew Bergen, Voltaire, Candide, independent film
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Dec 3, 2022 Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney
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This episode of Downtown Tonight takes viewer to the Leo Castelli Gallery, Mary Boone, Phyllis Kind, and music by Cindy Lee Barryhill.  From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They interviewed and profiled visual artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers and documented the cultural scene of New York's Lower East Side. They also presented original experimental video work. The videotaped programs were aired...
Topics: art gallery, new york city, Castelli Gallery, Mary Boone, Phyllis Kind, music, Cindy Lee Barryhill
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Dec 3, 2022 Marc Kehoe
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From the MWF video catalog: "Sister' (1976, 15 min.) Two gorgeous but politically opposed sisters catfight to the death in this shocking expose. Bang! With Naomi Powers in her most hilarious film appearance. 'A newly discovered masterpiece.' East Village Eye." Transferred by XFR Collective on 5/28/2022 from VHS source. 
Topics: Marc Kehoe, monday wednesday friday video club, new york city, short film
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Dec 3, 2022 Jeffrey Greenberg
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Treblinka and other works. Produced with assistance from Ohio State University and Performance Project, NYC.  Transferred by XFR Collective on 12/03/2022 from VHS source. 
Topics: performance art, jeffrey greenberg, new york city
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Dec 2, 2022 Penny Arcade and Steve Zehentner
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Penny Arcade hosts a short video of residents of the Lower East Side talking about what it means to them to live there and, more broadly, in New York City. Interviewees are: Al Orensanz, Frogie Conga, Jeanie Chan, Edgar Oliver, Taylor Mead, Jayne County, Ira Cohen, and Scott Gibson. Transferred by XFR Collective on 12/02/2022 from VHS source.
Topics: lower east side, biography, interview, new york city
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Dec 2, 2022 Potato Wolf
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Members of Potato Wolf and organizers of COLAB's Real Estate Show talk about being locked out of the exhibition's space by the city. They discuss their experience organizing in New York's Lower East Side amid threats from real estate developers and difficulties in trying to work with city government. This originally aired on Potato Wolf's public access television program. They invite viewers to join them at their grand re-opening for the exhibition. Transferred by XFR Collective on 12/02/2022...
Topics: lower east side, new york city, real estate, real estate development, community organizing, potato...
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Dec 2, 2022 Lenara Verrle
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An explanation of the GRIDCOSM project, with two example videos, a project hosted by Sito. Transferred by XFR Collective on 12/1/2022 from VHS source.
Topics: digital art, video collage, sito, lenara verrle
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Dec 1, 2022 Neil Zusman
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Description on the box: "This tape is a narrative exploring the experience of a questionable yet contemporary treatment for a pleasure dysfunction. Ephemeris is a table, giving, for stated points of time, the position and other numerical particulars of one or more of the heavenly bodies."
Topics: neil zusman, video art, collage, dream, coney island
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Dec 1, 2022 Alan Moore and Terry Mohre
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Opening titles read "Wednesday March 27, Alan Moore, Terry Mohre, Studio Melee, Mourning Melee" as they construct a large sculpture. This is followed by clips of Studio Melee and the following description of the project: "a viewer-activated video system... tv playground. Soundtracks, sets, costumes and prompters draw the audience into action... The Studio Melee entails design and construction of mecho-animated sets, contained in one portable system that travels to different...
Topics: performance art, lower east side, terry mohre, alan moore, television, sculpture, potato wolf
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Nov 27, 2022 Monday Wednesday Friday Video Club
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Terry Mohre, B4U, 1988 Mitch Corber Short clips of Potato Wolf videos Live performance by Lydia Lunch with back stage footage. Includes the beginning of Henry Rollins' performance but is cut off Transferred by XFR Collective on 11/27/2022 from VHS source.
Topics: potato wolf, lydia lunch, terry mohre, mitch corber, sophie vielle
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Nov 27, 2022 Jacob Burckhardt
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In The Frankie Lymon's Nephew Story, or Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Mr. Fashion (Gerard Little) plays his real-life uncle Frankie Lymon in this satirical biopic about Lymon's death, music, and many marriages. Directed by Jacob Burckhardt.  Transferred by XFR Collective on 11/26/2022 from VHS source. 
Topics: Frankie Lymon, biopic, Jacob Burckhardt, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, music
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Nov 25, 2022 Terry Mohre
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Three short films by Terry Mohre: Anthoney's Good TV, 1981; Dance to Chicago, 1981; Goes Away, 1978. Transferred by XFR Collective on 11/25/2022 from VHS source.
Topics: television, potato wolf, terry mohre, twilight zone, video art, dance
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Nov 24, 2022 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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Election eve special featuring performances at the Gas Bar. From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They interviewed and profiled visual artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers and documented the cultural scene of New York's Lower East Side. They also presented original experimental video work. The videotaped programs were aired on Channel D on Manhattan Cable TV, which evolved into Manhattan...
Topics: gas bar, public access television, election, new york city, downtown tonight
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Nov 24, 2022 Potato Wolf
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Reading of a short story "The Artist as Ego," an unused clip from from the 1st Annual Potato Wolf Variety Show. https://archive.org/details/mwf-218-potato-wolf-variety-show Transferred by XFR Collective on 11/24/2022 from VHS source.
Topics: Potato Wolf, new york city, literature, short story, public access television
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Nov 21, 2022 Potato Wolf
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Viewers are invited to shop at New York City's "#1 mail order fashion show, straight from the artists' studios." Clothes by each designer are modeled with prices for each item. This is followed by a tour of the Amore Store, a shop selling work by local artists which opened in soho during the Christmas shopping season. Transferred by XFR Collective on 11/20/2022 from VHS source.
Topics: public access television, fashion, fashion show, new york city, colab, collaborative projects,...
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Nov 16, 2022 Potato Wolf
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On this episode of Cafe Oblique George [Schustavitch] performs songs and the group calls on all artists to join them in making floats for an upcoming protest for nuclear disarmament as well as an upcoming party for Potato Wolf. Cast includes Mike, Terry [Mohre], Carol, Alan [Moore], Mitch [Corber], George [Schustavitch], George [Shifini?], and Maryann Transferred by XFR Collective on 11/15/2022 from VHS source.
Topics: Potato Wolf, Lower East Side, New York City, nuclear war, protest, music
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Nov 13, 2022 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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On this episode of Downtown Tonight, Craig Silver performs two songs followed by a question and answer game between him, Ana Conda, and Lynn Seeney. This is followed by the short film Chromosome XL. According to the introduction, "This first of a kind experiment involved 12 painters. Each artist painted his/her image on the same 6' x 7' canvas. Some used the previous image or part of it, to their advantage, others wiped the canvas clean and started fresh. As they painted, a time lapse...
Topics: painting, art, public access television, music
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Nov 13, 2022 Mitsuru Hayashi
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Elliot Sharp stars in Transformation is Our Secret, directed by Mitsuru Hayashi. Transferred by XFR Collective on 9/27/2021 from VHS source.
Topic: Elliot Sharp
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Nov 13, 2022 David Blair
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Four pieces by video artist, David Blair.  1) Note in the Box 2) Charlemagne Ptomaine 3) Andy Warhol Factory 4) Dragan ILIC/Fashion Moda  plus works in progress. Transferred by XFR Collective on  10/27/2020 from VHS source.
Topics: david blair, video art
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Nov 13, 2022 Rick van Valkenburg
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A video magazine produced by Rick van Valkenburg and presented by Beatnicks from Space, reporting on the studio and store Neither/Nor. Description on the tape: "This video evokes the ambience of the far Lower East Side jazz and poetry hangout cum bookstore, a place where-until it was closed by a city department and the landlord-a wild scene flourished, a deep underground and exclusive scene, where only the aficionado and the habitue felt comfortable. This is what the real culture was like...
Topics: video, magazine, jazz, poetry, lower east side, new york city, 1980s
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Nov 13, 2022 Douglas Eisenstark
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A short documentary on Cantemos Todos ("Everyone Sing!"), a theatrical work produced by El Taller Latino Americano (The Latin American Workshop). Interviews include those with director Bernardo Palombo, Choreographer Susana Reyes, and Musical Arranger Wendy Blackstone. In English and Spanish, with English subtitles.  This work was digitized from VHS by XFR Collective on November 6th, 2020.
Topics: theatre, music, documentary, choreography
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Nov 12, 2022 Potato Wolf
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Performers with instruments made of cardboard perform two songs, including Christy Rupp, Joseph Nechvatal, Judy Ross, Sandra Seymour, Kimberly Lewis, Walter Robinson. Followed by an advertisement for the MWF Video Club and Collaborative Projects, then several minutes of video distortion. Transferred by XFR Collective on 11/11/2022 from VHS source.
Topics: band, abc no rio, performance, public access television, potato wolf, collaborative projects,...
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Nov 12, 2022 Potato Wolf
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Concept by Walter (Mike) Robinson. Viewers are invited to call in and describe their love stories to be acted out on a future show. Sketches, writing, music, and short films are performed in between calls. Transferred by XFR Collective on 11/11/2022 from VHS source.
Topics: Love, music, sketch, performance, video art, potato wolf, public access television
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Nov 10, 2022
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Satellite students respond to the AIDS crisis for a class project. Tape also included two music videos after the program, added here as a separate file. One video is Konpa "Z"  by Zshea. The other is not identified.  Transferred by XFR Collective on 9/29/2022 from VHS source. 
Topics: AIDS, teens, high school, new york city, pregnancy, Satellite Academy High School
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Nov 10, 2022 Potato Wolf
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Moieties, 1984 (1983-1984) Central American Intelligence by Brian Piersol Pashion by Sal Frinzi, Music by Malaria untitled video by Mitch Corber untitled video by Gary Pollard Desperate for Heat by S. Guiliano Invaded by Bruce Tovsky Kids from Outer Space by Terry Mohre untitled video by Julie Harrison, drawings by Julie Harrison and Robert Kleyn The Realization by Robert Kleyn Transferred by XFR Collective on 11/9/2022 from VHS source. Alternate one hour edit. 
Topics: Video Art, soviet union, politics, animation, video collage
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Nov 10, 2022 George Schifini
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Known Ledge Experiments by George Schifini Appearances by Maria Thompson, Terry Mohre, Cara Brownel, Jim Sutcliff, Mitch Corber and George Schifini Transferred by XFR Collective on 11/9/2022 from VHS source. 
Topics: Bible, video art, collage, george schifini, collaborative projects, potato wolf
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Nov 7, 2022 Urban Video Project
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Students from Satellite Academy High School on NYC’s Lower East Side hear about their history and the history of their classmates. Transferred by XFR Collective on  9/28/2022  from u-matic source.
Topics: Puerto Rico, migration, operation bootstrap, puerto rican, immigration, high school, new york city,...
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Nov 7, 2022 Urban Video Project
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Students of the Urban Video Project on NYC’s Lower East Side look at two nearby schools which are starting urban gardens to enhance their community and curriculum. Transferred by XFR Collective on 9/14/2022 from u-matic source.
Topics: community garden, compost, new york city, Satellite Academy High School, high school, urban garden
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Nov 7, 2022 Urban Video Project
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Students from the Urban Video Project on NYC’s Lower East Side explore aspects of the building housing their school that they had never seen before. Transferred by XFR Collective on 7/14/2022 from u-matic source.
Topics: Lower East Side, Forsyth Satellite Academy, high school, new york city, Satellite Academy High...
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Nov 7, 2022 Urban Video Project
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High school students of the Urban Video Project in New York City talk about games they played as children and what it meant to them. They also talk to author and artist Bessie Nickens about her painting and childhood experience growing up in the south. Transferred by XFR Collective on 7/13/2022 from U-matic source.
Topics: Satellite Academy High School, painting, childhood, double dutch, high school, New York City,...
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Nov 7, 2022 Urban Video Project
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High school students of the Urban Video Project in New York City interview Gerri Hollins, Composer and Playwright; Lillian Jimenez, Film and Video Funding Consultant; Anita Gonzalez, Choreographer, Dancer, and Videomaker; and Millie Rodriguez, Graphic Artist. Transferred by XFR Collective on 6/28/2022 from u-matic source.
Topics: music, dance, theatre, Satellite Academy High School, new york city, puerto rico, puerto rican,...
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Nov 7, 2022 Urban Video Project
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High school students of the Urban Video Project in New York City interview immigrants from Jamaica and Trinidad. Transferred by XFR Collective on 6/27/2022 from u-matic source.
Topics: Trinidad, Jamaica, immigration, Satellite Academy High School, new york city, high school,...
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Nov 7, 2022 Urban Video Project
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High School students of the Urban Video Project in New York City look at this martial art/dance form as one of the Legacies of the African Diaspora. They explore Capoeira’s African and Brazilian roots, music and growth in NYC. Transferred by XFR Collective on 05/11/2022 from u-matic source.
Topics: Satellite Academy High School, capoeira, Brazil, dance, new york city, high school, Portuguese
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Nov 7, 2022 Urban Video Project
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High school students of the Urban Video Project in New York City curate an art exhibition in Soho focusing on black and latino artists. Transferred by XFR Collective on 3/29/2022 from U-matic source.
Topics: Satellite Academy High School, art, gallery, soho, new york city, high school, latino, black
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Nov 7, 2022 Urban Video Project
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High school students of the Urban Video Project in New York City look at the community of Harlem in the mid 1980’s as one of the Legacies of the African Diaspora. They learn about present aspects of Harlem and the threat of hostile outside developers. Transferred by XFR Collective on 2/17/2022 from u-matic source.
Topics: Harlem, gentrification, African Diaspora, Satellite Academy High School, new york city
XFR Collective
Nov 7, 2022 Urban Video Project
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High School students of the Urban Video Project in New York City look at the growth of rap music in NYC. They interview artists and examine rap’s roots as a Legacy of the African Diaspora. Transferred by XFR Collective on 2/7/2022 from U-matic source.
Topics: Rap, Music, Hip Hop, Satellite Academy High School, new york city
XFR Collective
Nov 7, 2022 Urban Video Project
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High school students of the Urban Video Project in New York City look at the history of Black filmmaking which has largely been ignored and forgotten as one of the Legacies of the African Diaspora. Transferred by XFR Collective on 2/17/2022 from u-matic source
Topics: Satellite Academy High School, new york city, film, African Diaspora, cinema
XFR Collective
Nov 7, 2022 Urban Video Project
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High school students of the Urban Video Project in New York City trace the journey of African deities to the Americas while they were being transformed to blend with Western religions. These religions then became a controversial footprint in NYC of one of the legacies of the African Diaspora. Transferred by XFR Collective on 2/7/2022 from U-matic source.
Topics: high school, new york city, orisha, santeria, African Diaspora, Satellite Academy High School
XFR Collective
Nov 2, 2022 George Shifini
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On Nightmare Theatre, viewers are invited to call in to describe their nightmares which are then acted out live on public access television. This is the complete episode of a previously transferred tape (https://archive.org/details/XFR_2013-10-15_1A_09). Directed by George Shifini; Produced by Alan Moore; Crew: Mary McFerran, Mitch Corber, Maria Thompson, Christy Rupp, Dan Asher, Julie Harrison, Tim Burns, Mindy Stevenson & Brian Piersol; music by Carol Parkinson; Cast: Bradley Eros, Nancy...
Topics: potato wolf, nightmare, public access television, video collage, theater
XFR Collective
Nov 2, 2022 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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Episode of "Downtown tonight" with shots from a "Degenerate Art" exhibition, "Cale Canem," "Druid [Duegent]" Ave. B Garden performance, and the Dalai Lama speaking in N.V. From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They interviewed and profiled visual artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers and documented the cultural scene of New York's Lower East Side. They also...
Topics: public access television, downtown tonight, art, dalai lama
XFR Collective
Nov 2, 2022 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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Street Posters / Marty the Poet / Chameleon Dancer From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They interviewed and profiled visual artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers and documented the cultural scene of New York's Lower East Side. They also presented original experimental video work. The videotaped programs were aired on Channel D on Manhattan Cable TV, which evolved into Manhattan Neighborhood...
Topics: xfr collective, public access television, art, dance, poetry
XFR Collective
Nov 2, 2022 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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The Urban Harvest, An Autumnal Equinox, Downtown Tonight Monday 12AM Channel D From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They interviewed and profiled visual artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers and documented the cultural scene of New York's Lower East Side. They also presented original experimental video work. The videotaped programs were aired on Channel D on Manhattan Cable TV, which evolved into...
Topics: xfr collective, public access television, art
XFR Collective
Nov 2, 2022 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They interviewed and profiled visual artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers and documented the cultural scene of New York's Lower East Side. They also presented original experimental video work. The videotaped programs were aired on Channel D on Manhattan Cable TV, which evolved into Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Transferred by XFR Collective on  6/24/2019...
Topics: xfr collective, downtown tonight, public access television, art
XFR Collective
Oct 31, 2022 Alan Moore
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Clips transferred to video from film and edited during the transfer. Alan Moore described the project as "my soap opera about artists' lives." Transferred by XFR Collective on March 7, 2022 from u-matic source.
Topics: Party, new york city, alan moore
XFR Collective
Oct 31, 2022 Fusion TV
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Footage from the spring Fusion '86 Arts Festival including an installation by Freddie the Dreamer Gallery/NYC June 1986. Video by Jim C. Transferred by XFR Collective on 2/10/2022 from u-matic source.
Topics: Lower East Side, art, New York City
XFR Collective
Oct 31, 2022 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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Silver and Seeny's Art/Anti-Art featuring "A Bowery Sidewalk" by Lynn Seeney, with Music by Matt Tilton. From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They interviewed and profiled visual artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers and documented the cultural scene of New York's Lower East Side. They also presented original experimental video work. The videotaped programs were aired on Channel D on...
Topics: radio, video art, cars
XFR Collective
Oct 31, 2022 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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Roughly edited episode of Downtown Tonight featuring an art opening for Art Guerra and Freddy The Dreamer. From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They interviewed and profiled visual artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers and documented the cultural scene of New York's Lower East Side. They also presented original experimental video work. The videotaped programs were aired on Channel D on Manhattan...
Topics: video art, freddy the dreamer, Art Guerra, public access television
XFR Collective
Oct 31, 2022 Kathleen Laziza, William Laziza
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Several short videos featuring dance with visual effects created by  Kathleen Laziza and William Laziza Transferred by XFR Collective on 9/21/2022 from VHS source.
Topics: Kathleen Laziza, William Laziza, dance, video collage
XFR Collective
Oct 31, 2022 Potato Wolf
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Terry Mohre & Alan Moore direct j ungle and undersea scenes with video collage and voiceover. Participants included Kathy High, Walter Robinson, and Kiki Smith. Transferred by XFR Collective on 10/28/2019 from u-matic source.
Topics: public access television, video art, video collage
Community Video
Oct 31, 2022 Potato Wolf
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Potato Peelings 1981-1983. Works by Gary Pollard, Mitch Corber, Henry Linhart, Tim Burns/Nightshift, George Schifini, Sally White, Alan Moore, Mindy Stevenson Potato Wolf Sampler. Clips include Peter Fend discussing The Falklands War; Mitch Corber, "Modern Monk;" Strife; "Suite Suicide" A Sleuthstone Caper; George Shifini's Attenuations; Manhattan, Naturally; "What is it Zack?" A Play by James Purdy; Henry Linhart's "Insurance Monkeys;" and Laws of Lust....
Topics: Potato Wolf, Video Art, public access television
Community Video
Oct 31, 2022 Steve Tortan
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A critical look at the Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn which was built in 1970 but did not see a patient until 1982. Footage of Brooklyn with recorded interviews. Transferred by XFR Collective on 12/9/2019 from u-matic source.
Topics: Woodhull, Brooklyn, hospital
XFR Collective
Feb 22, 2022
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Total Recall - A Robots Guide to Preserving Your Born Digital Media a zine created by XFR Collective with illustrations by Chris Nicols and Caroline Z. de Oliveira.  If downloading the printable version, print double sided and flip on the short edge. Then fold at the center line and staple along the spine. 
Topics: digital, xfr collective, zine, preservation, robot
MWF Video Club
Sep 21, 2021 M/W/F Video Club
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Live camera recordings from the Video Jamboree event hosted by M/W/F Video Club on 12/09/1988.  This VHS tape was transferred on 9/21/2021 by XFR Collective as part of the M/W/F Video Club preservation project. Video errors, anomalies, and artifacts are inherent to the source material. 
Topics: vhs, video performance, video art, downtown new york, alan w. moore, monday wednesday friday video...
MWF Video Club
Sep 20, 2021 Walter Wright
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A sampler of live video performances from Walter Wright's Video Jam events. Artists include: Curtis Bahn, Walter Wright, Ron Lessard, Andrew Lersten, Boyd Nutting, Marilda Castro.  Transferred from VHS on 9/21/2020 by XFR Collective as part of the  M/W/F Video Club preservation project. Video errors and anomalies are inherent to the source material. 
Topics: video art, video performance, walter wright
MWF Video Club
Sep 19, 2021 Mitch Corber
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A sampler reel for Radio Thin Air funder, New York state Council for the Arts (NYSCA). Segments include (according to metadata on the source tape):  a) Jackson MacLow/Anne Tardos b) Censorship Show (featuring artist Faith Ringgold) c) Allen Ginsberg Show d) John Cage Show, Part I e) Julia Heyward This VHS tape was digitized on 09/21/2020 as part of the monday/wednesday/friday video club preservation project. Video errors and anomalies are inherent to the original source material. 
Topic: censorship, downtown new york, monday/wednesday/friday video club, nysca, faith ringgold, allen...
MWF Video Club
Sep 5, 2021 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They interviewed and profiled visual artists, musicians, writers, and filmmakers and documented the cultural scene of New York's Lower East Side. They also presented original experimental video work. The videotaped programs were aired on Channel D on Manhattan Cable TV, which evolved into Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Transferred by XFR Collective on 2/14/2021 from...
Topics: wtc, world trade towers, party
MWF Video Club
Sep 2, 2021 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney, Ana Conda
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Lynne Seeney and Ana Conda interview Hillary Glick on her research with women and premenstrual syndrome. This is followed by an art opening at Primo Canto, a restaurant on the lower west side. Artist Ivan Jensen, featured in the show draws a portrait on a man's shirt. Between each segment is a song by Craig Silver. From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They interviewed and profiled visual artists,...
Topics: Art Opening, premenstrual syndrome, ivan jensen
MWF Video Club
Aug 31, 2021 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney interview artists and attendees at the Polarities exhibition at the Quando gallery. An art exhibition for Collaborative Projects. Guests discuss what difference or similarities may exist between artwork by men and artwork by women. Interviewees include Barbara Korman, Bob Dombrowski, and Mitch Corber who introduces himself as Jean Paul Sartre. From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV...
Topics: art documentation, gender, collaborative projects
Community Data
Aug 30, 2021 Monday Wednesday Friday Video Club
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Potato Wolf clips which include: Maurice Girodias "Prince of Porn"; Open Call and Talent Hunt; an interview with Richard Foreman at the Public Threatre; The Artscam Tapes: News About Jasper Johns' "Flag", research and photographs by Glen Steigelman; On the Set with Glen O'Brien at the Mudd Club; City Wildlife: Mice Rats and Roaches; The Love Show featuring Paul McMahon with his song "Cream of the Stream"; a satirical profile of Nancy Regan and a spoof on...
Topics: professional wrestling, nancy reagan, Richard Foreman
MWF Video Club
Aug 29, 2021 Potato Wolf
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Musical performances and skits edited together [by Sally White]. Aired on February 6th, year unknown (Circa 1980s). Transferred by XFR Collective on 4/7/2021 from umatic source.
Topics: nancy reagan, ronald reagan, acoustic guitar, 1980s
MWF Video Club
Aug 11, 2021 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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Music and other performances surrounding the 1992 Presidential Election. From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They interviewed and profiled visual artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers and documented the cultural scene of New York's Lower East Side. They also presented original experimental video work. The videotaped programs were aired on Channel D on Manhattan Cable TV, which evolved into...
Topics: presidential election, George H. Bush, politics
MWF Video Club
Aug 11, 2021 Robert Cooney
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Scum Manifesto written by Valerie Solanas and first published in 1967, read over a [live] Potato Wolf performance. Transferred on 3/8/2021 by XFR Collection from U-matic.
Topics: feminism, scum, valerie solanas, cable access
MWF Video Club
Aug 9, 2021 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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Craig Silver interviews Elizabeth Rogers about living in China in the 80s and a recent trip back. She then reads an original poem. This is followed by the performance manifesto "Do It Now" by Lynn Seeney featuring Ana Conda, Craig Silver, and Lynn Seeney. The program wraps with a Cool Couture Fashion Show during Solstice Weekend at Tompkins Square Park. From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They...
Topics: elizabeth rogers, china, fashion show
MWF Video Club
Aug 7, 2021 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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Flag Show at HFX Multimedia, Anti Utopia Show at Ballet Space, Prof. Louis, D. Hatchette, Compilations by Lynn Seeney, Valerie F. From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They interviewed and profiled visual artists, musicians, writers, and filmmakers and documented the cultural scene of New York's Lower East Side. They also presented original experimental video work. The videotaped programs were aired on...
Topics: art documentation, art exhibition, performance
MWF Video Club
Aug 6, 2021 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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Interview with the filmmaker Emile de Antonio with Lynn Seeney and Craig Silver. De Antonio discusses work on this 1971 documentary Millhouse and other run-ins with the FBI. Recorded before 1989 (perhaps aired on June 22, 1992). Produced in collaboration between Ana Conda, Craig Silver, Lucia Luciani, Lynn Seeney, Roberto Pozzan. From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They interviewed and profiled visual...
Topics: interview, filmmaker, emile de antonio
MWF Video Club
Aug 4, 2021 Paul Sandresky
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Short film by Paul Sandresky in three parts: The Tyranny of Symmetry, Wishbone Keystone, and The Horse Latitudes.
Topics: experimental video, Paul Sandresky, video art
XFR Collective
Jul 22, 2021 Willoughby Sharp, Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Longo
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Sony High Density V-72 EIAJ 1/2'' open reel, transferred by XFR Collective in 2021. Paper inside case reads: "This unedited tape was shot by Andy Mann in Dennis Oppenheim's Franklin Street studio, New York, in January 1974." "This unedited tape was shot at Willoughby Sharp's 'Retrospective' show, Hallwalls Gallery, Ashford Hollow, Buffalo, New York, March 1975."   If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material on this website for which you have...
Topics: XFR Collective, Videoviews, Willoughby Sharp, Robert Longo, Dennis Oppenheim, 1/2'' EIAJ
XFR Collective
Jul 21, 2021 Great Small Works: John Bell, Trudi Cohen, Stephen Kaplin, Jenny Romaine, Roberto Rossi and Mark Sussman
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Cena di Capo D'Anno, a New Year's Eve Dinner Rob Boyd: "The Story of Orange" Jon Nichols: "Bobby and Me" Ralph Denzer Great Small Works: Episode 3--"The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare" with Gretchen Till, Rick Murray, Shelley Valfer, David McCornack, Sarah Wilson, Clarinda Mac Low
Topics: XFR Collective, Great Small Works, Hi8, performance documentation
XFR Collective
Jul 21, 2021 Great Small Works: John Bell, Trudi Cohen, Stephen Kaplin, Jenny Romaine, Roberto Rossi and Mark Sussman
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Cinema and Motion Pictures Leah Gilliam: "Sapphire and the Slave Girl" Lewis Klahr: "Green" Marion Appel: "Palace" Matthew Buckingham Janie Geiser Great Small Works: Episode 2 -- "the Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare" with Rick Murray, Shelley Valfer, Sarah Wilson, David McCornack, Brad Schoeppach, Tony Schorr, Kenny Wolleson
Topics: XFR Collective, Great Small Works, Hi8, performance documentation
XFR Collective
Jul 21, 2021 Great Small Works: John Bell, Trudi Cohen, Stephen Kaplin, Jenny Romaine, Roberto Rossi and Mark Sussman
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Pati Hernandez and Alejandra Martorell with members of University Settlement Literacy Program: "Open Window" John Bell: "Riot at Esmore Detention Center" The Invisible Hand Orchestra This video documents a "Spaghetti Dinner" -- a community-engaged evening of "pasta, performance, and music" -- hosted by Great Small Works on September 19, 1996.  The video was transferred from Hi8 for Great Small Works by the XFR Collective in 2021.
Topics: XFR Collective, Great Small Works, Hi8, performance documentation
MWF Video Club
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Jul 19, 2021 Bon Ton
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Three Bon Ton performances: 1. "Chopped Pork" 12/3/81 Pratt Institute, NY; 2. "Another Place" 3/27/81 A's, NY; 3. "Ich Bin Mude" 10/1/83 BACA's DCC, Brooklyn, NY
Topic: experimental theatre, live music, Bon Ton Performances
MWF Video Club
Jul 19, 2021 Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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This episode of Downtown Tonight includes scenes from the June 11th, 1988 March for Peace held in Central Park, filmed by Mitch Corber an opening at the Helio Gallery for Jose Ortega, filmed by Bill Page. From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They interviewed and profiled visual artists, musicians, writers, and filmmakers and documented the cultural scene of New York's Lower East Side. They also presented...
Topics: Jose Ortega, March for Peace, Helio Gallery
MWF Video Club
Jul 19, 2021 Potato Wolf
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B/W melodrama with performers, kitten, drawings, sound Transferred by XFR Collective from u-matic source on 11/27/2020.
Topic: MWF Video Club