This conversational study session will examine video art as a young medium and its relationship to the public, broadly speaking, during the contentious late 1960s and 1970s when visions of American democracy were changing. We are interested in video’s activist identity and its contributions to cultures of protest, its relationship to the “establishment,” modes of dissemination, collaborative making practices, portability, and its insertion into transnational dialogues.
LUX is an international arts agency that supports and promotes artists’ moving image practices and the ideas that surround them. The only organization of its kind in the UK, LUX represents the country’s only significant collection of artists’ film and video, and is the largest distributor of such work in Europe.
This event is by invitation only.