There's a new book (published by Routlegde, I think) called something like "Contemporary Video Art" it sort of scan-line blue (the spine included) and has been at every major bookstore i've visited lately. i apologize i cant remember the exact title, but i know its out there. good luck deron albright temple university On Tue, 19 May 1998, Eric Freedman wrote: > >I'll be teaching a 'video art' class next year and am looking for some good > >experimental video pieces -- which are available for rental or mail order. > >Some years ago at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art I saw an > > interesting > >film entitled "The Way Things Go"; it was Dutch, I think, about half an hour > > long, > >and featuring simple Rube-Goldberg-like contraptions... > > > >Would anyone on the list know where I could find it, or the filmmakers? > > > > The Swiss artists are Peter Fischli and David Weiss. I believe the title > "The Way Things Go" is translated from "Der Laufe Der Dinge." The Museum > of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles did feature the work; and the bookstore > actually sold a videotape of the work. I would start with the MOCA > Bookstore in LA. You might also try the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art > (the work has shown there as well), or several of the New York galleries > that represent the artists (Postmasters Gallery, Paula Cooper Gallery, Mary > Boone Gallery). > > As far as other experimental video, the largest US vendors are Video > Databank in Chicago and Electronic Arts Intermix in New York. Facets also > sells some video art titles at reduced prices (though using Facets may cut > into desperately needed money for the video artists themselves). > > > Eric Freedman > Department of Communication > Florida Atlantic University > 777 Glades Road > Boca Raton, Florida 33431 > > Phone: 561-297-2534 > Fax: 561-297-2615 > E-mail: [log in to unmask] > > ---- > Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite > http://www.tcf.ua.edu/screensite > ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.