In the late 1960s, visual artists experimenting with the new medium of video saw the potential of public access television to act as an open and uncensored platform for the creation and dissemination of their work. This exhibition will present both key and lesser-known figures who worked in the public-access arena, as well as contemporary artists experimenting with the democratic potential of new media platforms on the Internet. BRIC’s own public access channels will be continuously aired in the gallery space, and a stage in the center of the gallery will act as a set for the production of new programming by BRIC’s community producers.
Historic and recent programming by: Collaborative Projects, Jaime Davidovich, Glenn O’Brien, Nam June Paik, Paper Tiger TV, and Tony Ramos. Contemporary artist projects by: Natalie Bookchin, E.S.P. TV, Jayson Musson, Jon Rubin, and URe:AD Press (Shani Peters and Sharita Towne).
The exhibition will host a live to tape event with E.S.P. TV on April 15th inside gallery exhibition space. The event will be broadcast on Bric Media. Full program TBACurated by Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. More information: http://www.bricartsmedia.org/art-exhibitions/public-accessopen-networks