Nightclubbing: The TV Series by Rock Fans, for Rock Fans

Nightclubbing: The TV Series by Rock Fans, for Rock Fans

New York: Anthology Film Archives, 1980. Offset. 8 1⁄2 x 14 in. Very good; mild wear to top edge. Item #5944

Small poster advertising a weekly screening of the video series “Nightclubbing,” the first comprehensive video record of New York’s burgeoning punk scene.

A collaboration between video artists Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong, Nightclubbing documented live punk shows taped between 1977 and 1980 at CBGB’s, Max’s Kansas City, and Hurrah’s. Largely recognized as the first and most extensive video record of the downtown New York punk scene, these videos are superb records of this brief moment at the beginning of New York punk. After these screenings, the duo went on to work as VJs at Danceteria throughout the 1980’s, creating the club’s popular “video lounge” and pioneering the incorporation of video installations within a nightclub setting.

Rare artifact of punk and DIY archival spirit.

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