Music Video Art on the Hudson River

Posted by Ceci Moss | Mon Jun 26th 2006 11:47 a.m.

MUSIC VIDEO ART
on the river & under the stars

Celebrate summer with EAI at a special open-air video screening on the
Hudson River at Pier 63 Maritime.

Wednesday, June 28th
9:00 pm
Pier 63 Maritime
23rd Street and the Hudson River (directions below)
New York City
Admission free

Please join EAI for an outdoor program of alternative music videos and
music-based video by artists. The screening will include works by Cory
Arcangel, Charles Atlas, Michael Bell-Smith, Johanna Billing, Dara Birnbaum,
Meredith Danluck, Devin Flynn, Shana Moulton, Tony Oursler with Sonic Youth,
Ara Peterson, Seth Price , and William Wegman.

The videos will be screened on the tented stage at Pier 63 Maritime, the
public access pier on the Hudson River. Food and drinks will be available
for purchase at the pier.

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The artist-made music videos in the program include Charles Atlas' new music
video for Antony and the Johnsons, Ara Peterson's pulsing abstract video for
Black Dice, Devin Fynn's animated epic for Erase Errata, William Wegman and
Robert Breer's classic video for New Order's Blue Monday, and Tony Oursler
and Sonic Youth's 1990 tribute to '70s pop star Karen Carpenter.

Other artists manipulate or re-conceive footage from appropriated music
videos or live music performances. Cory Arcangel tries to take Simon out of
Simon and Garfunkel's 1984 Central Park performance, while Michael
Bell-Smith makes an entire R. Kelly DVD happen all at once. Dara Birnbaum
integrates the audience and even the weather in her rendition of
performances by Radio Fire Fight at the legendary Mudd Club and Glenn
Branca.

Other works playfully subvert the music video format, reworking and
reinterpreting its rules and strategies. Seth Price uses analogue video
graphics to map out a pop history of the music genre New Jack Swing.
Meredith Danluck experiments with James Brown and the power of context,
Johanna Billing blurs the lines between documentary, performance and music
video, and Shana Moulton uses an electronic rave as a hallucinogenic escape
route from the everyday.

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Directions to Pier 63 Maritime

Take the C or E train to 23rd Street. Transfer to the westbound M-23
crosstown bus and take it to the end of the line. Walk west to the end of
West 23rd street and cross the West Side Highway. Walk through the parking
lot in front of Basketball City, bearing right. The ramp leading to Pier 63
Maritime is directly to the right of Basketball City. The screening will
take place under the tented area at the rear of the pier.

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About EAI

Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's
leading nonprofit resources for video art and interactive media. EAI's core
program is the international distribution of a major collection of new and
historical media works by artists. EAI's activities include a preservation
program, viewing access, educational services, online resources, and public
programs such as exhibitions and lectures. The Online Catalogue provides a
comprehensive resource on the 175 artists and 3,000 works in the EAI
collection, including extensive research materials and artists' Web
projects.

www.eai.org

Electronic Arts Intermix
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
(212) 337-0680 tel
(212) 337-0679 fax
info@eai.org
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