NYC Experimental Video & Film Festival
New York: Downtown Community Television Center, 1982. Offset on pink paper. 14 x 8 1⁄2 in. Two pinholes; else near fine. Item #5894
Poster for an experimental video and film festival at Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV). The DCTV is a non-profit media arts organization that provides media training, facilities, and equipment to youth, emerging, and established filmmakers, particularly documentarians. Founded by Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno out of the back of a mail truck in 1972, the organization comes from a historical moment of politically engaged artistic practice, and prefigures the 1980s effort at pedagogic, democratized, and activist video art spurred by advances in VHS technology. The festival showed work by Juan Downey, Doris Chase, Miriam Aimie, Alan Powell, Connie Coleman, Bill Oates, Reynold Weidenaar, and Hugh Lavergne.