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