Music + Image

Music + Image

“What happened with pop videos is pathetic: they could have become a really interesting new field of cinematic activity.” Gilles Deleuze

Jack H. Skirball Series

Presented as part of Pacific Standard Time

In the early 1980s, many artists were excited by the possibility of showing video art on television—a promise that was broken by commercialism. This selection of short videos takes inspiration from the spirit of Ernie Kovacs, television impresario and music lover, as it highlights some of the era’s most compelling video art accompanied by music. By turns humorous, pensive, or even abstract, the works are drawn from screenings and exhibitions at the Long Beach Museum of Art, and include artists Bob Snyder; Cynthia Maughan; Dara Birnbaum; Philip Mallory Jones; Tom DeWitt, Vibeke Sorensen, and Dean Winkler; Cecelia Condit; Toni Basil and David Byrne; Max Almy; Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn; Laurie Anderson; Claus Blume; MICA-TV (Carole Ann Klonarides and Michael Owen); Zbigniew Rybczyński; and Henry Selick.

In person: Curator Nancy Buchanan, artists Max Almy, Toni Basil, Carole Ann Klonarides and Michael Owen (MICA-TV)

Presented in conjunction with Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach, 1974–1999, at the Long Beach Museum of Art.

Funded in part with generous support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Presented as part of Pacific Standard Time. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than 60 cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.  

Associated Images: 

TUE 2/07
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff