<http://www.vdb.org/>Surveying the First Decade: Video Art and
Alternative Media in the U.S.
Video Data Bank is pleased to announce the publication of the DVD box
set edition of Surveying the First Decade: Video Art and Alternative
Media in the U.S. Since its original release in 1995, this
comprehensive two-volume, eight program package on the history of
experimental and independent video has only been available on VHS
tape. The DVD launch will bring this essential tool for the
understanding of the development of media arts to a whole new
generation of teachers, libraries, students and researchers.
The entire anthology (Volumes 1 & 2) includes more than 16 hours of
historic video: 68 seminal titles by 60+ artists curated into eight
programs ranging from conceptual, performance-based, feminist, and
image-processed works, to documentary and grassroots community-based
genres. The box set is accompanied by REWIND, a 200+ page study guide
with curator's essay, program and tape descriptions, extended
bibliography, biographies and videographies of artists and a guide to
collections of early video materials.
"The release of this fabulous comprehensive history of independent
video art couldn't be more timely. It is especially critical for
this vital and diverse history to appear now, when there is a whole
new generation of videomakers and viewers."
--Martha Rosler, artist, educator and critic
For a complete list and descriptions of Artists, Programs and Titles
included in the Anthology, please visit our website,
Please let your department or library know if you would like the
institution to purchase this series for classroom use.
Price and Ordering Information:
PREORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY BY SEPTEMBER 1st AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT!
Volumes 1 and 2 $1500; $1350 before September 1, 2008
Volume 1 $800; $720 before September 1, 2008
Volume 2 $800; $720 before September 1, 2008
Shipping $35 US; $50 Canada; Request a Quote for
Ordering: To place an order, please contact us via email,
[log in to unmask], phone, 312-345-3550, or fax, 312-541-8073 with shipping
and payment information.
Payment: Purchase order, credit card or wire transfer. All overseas
orders must be prepaid.
Format: Multi-Region DVD
License: Educational purchase only, no rental or public exhibition permitted.
Producer: Kate Horsfield
Curator: Christine Hill
Project Coordinator: Maria Troy
Consultants to the project: Deirdre Boyle, Doug Hall, Ulysses
Jenkins, Barbara London, Ken Marsh, Leanne Mella, Martha Rosler,
Steina Vasulka, and Lori Zippay.
This project was funded by generous grants from the National
Endowment for the Arts/Media Arts Program, and the Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite