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Public Access/Open Networks Exhibition
April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FEATURING NEARLY 100 ARTISTS AND OVER 17 HOURS OF VIDEO!
ON VIEW THROUGH: MAY 7, 2017
In the late 1960s, visual artists experimenting with the new medium of video saw the potential of public access television to act as an open and uncensored platform for the creation and dissemination of their work. This exhibition will present both key and lesser-known figures who worked in the Public Access arena, as well as contemporary artists experimenting with the democratic potential of new media platforms on the Internet. The show highlights the historical relationships between community-produced media and political action, documenting the potential for social change and creative reimagining through this technology. BRIC’s own Brooklyn Free Speech Public Access channels will be continuously aired 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.
Historic and recent programming by: Alex Bag, Colab, Jaime Davidovich, Tom Kalin, Glenn O’Brien, Nam June Paik, Paper Tiger Television, Raindance, Doug Hall, Chip Lord, Jody Procter, TVTV, Tony Ramos, and Martha Rosler. Contemporary artist projects by: Natalie Bookchin, E.S.P. TV, Ann Hirsch, Jayson Musson, Jon Rubin, Pilot TV, and URe:AD Press | United Republic of the African Diaspora (Shani Peters and Sharita Towne).
Curated by: Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator at BRIC, in collaboration with freelance curators Reya Sehgal and Lakshmi Padmanabhan.