TV’s Playhouse – curated by Alison Wielgus, Anna Swanson and Metrah Pashaee

The artists of TV’s Playhouse capitalized on the funds flowing into television in the 1970s and 1980s to create experimental, joyful, critical, and self-reflexive videos about our love of television. They invite spectators to imagine a world where television is a playground – a space to ask questions about art in a shifting media landscape. Join us for a look into television’s strange and surprising past!
Curated by Alison Wielgus, Anna Swanson, and Metrah Pashaee
Alive From Off Center Excerpts, 1987-9, Laurie Anderson and Clone
Suite 212, 1975, Nam June Paik et al.
Adventures of the Avant-Garde, 1981, Jaime Davidovich
As Seen on TV, 1988, Charles Atlas in collaboration with Bill Irwin
Facing a Family, 1971, VALIE EXPORT
Total Running Time approximately 80 minutes
101 Becker Communication Studies Building
25 South Madison Street
Iowa City, IA
Saturday, May 3, 2014 – 8:00pm
Free Admission