Category Archives: Video Art

Frankie Teardrop – Scary Video Gets Respect

When “Frankie Teardrop” was first screened in 1979 it almost could be guaranteed to clear the room, except in some hip underground precincts. (FT was an early (1978) non-commercial music-video I co-created.) This is before “punk” became an accepted part of the … Continue reading

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Frankie Teardrop – Video Back-story

I originally wrote this Franke Teardrop back-story at the request of the Museum of Modern Art and have revised it for this aVideoLife blog.   Here is a good summary by Michael Shore in the Rolling Stone book.  (Two small … Continue reading

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Cable Soho

Jaime Davidovich was the prime mover behind Cable Soho (aka Soho TV), launched around 1976. This video describes its ambitions and the articles below contain critical reviews of its progress. I had the pleasure of first working with Jaime when … Continue reading

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Frankie Teardrop in Times Square Show 1980

After a couple of ‘industry’ posts, this from the indie side of the fence.  I’m very proud to have been part of this show* and was in attendance that night, there was something in the air. No wonder the Times … Continue reading

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Nexus

Nexus Productions was a small editing facility that opened circa 1977. It was historically important and yet I see next to nothing about it on the web.  In my own small way I’d like to fill that gap a little … Continue reading

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Everson Museum 1974 – Video Art Conference

This event was my initiation into world of video art, with some of its best known names represented.  I made this film as part student television project.  Yes it’s pretty bad but I think the subject matter is important. Featured … Continue reading

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