New York: Satellite Academy Video, 1984. Offset and spray paint. 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. Very good. Item #5888
Flyer for a screening of Artie: Down and Out on the Bowery and The Prostitutes of Forsyth St Between C & D by Satellite Academy Video Center student filmmakers Johnny Taveras and Brenda Hinton. Satellite Academy Video Center was an alternative high school program in New York City and forerunner of Educational Video Center, a non-profit media organization dedicated to teaching adolescents from under-resourced and state-neglected communities how to make documentaries. This screening at Millennium Film Workshop--a non-profit with a similar mandate that loaned equipment to and otherwise assisted independent filmmakers such as Todd Haynes, Yvonne Rainer, James Benning, Andy Warhol, and Carolee Schneehman--came out of a moment when advances in VHS availability motivated many video artists with radical political commitments to pursue pedagogic projects with the goal of democratizing and decentralizing the production of moving image media.