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An Evening of Art & Celebration at 18th Street | Video Screening, Artist Open Studios, & Celebrating 40 Years of EZTV

September 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Pearl C. Hsiung, The Softest Thing, 2012. 3:32 minutes. Video and sound. Courtesy of the artist.


Saturday, September 14, 2019
Artist Open Studios   | 5 – 7 PM | Campus-wide | 1639 18th Street
Video in Site: The Road Film Screening |  7 PM | Main Gallery
EZTV 40 Years and Counting: An Anniversary Celebration | 8 – 10 PM | Highways Performance Space

Video in Site: The Road Film
Curated by Paul Pescador and Maura Brewer
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Screening at 7 PM

Video in Site is a series of screenings that will occur regularly from February to September 2019. Each screening will bring together video art and experimental film, alongside clips from the internet and other digital detritus. The work will be grouped together loosely by genre, including the Musical, the Western, Action, Science Fiction, Soap Opera and Horror. The eighth and final screening in this series explores the Road Film (vacation movie, travel journey). 

The series has traveled throughout Los Angeles to venues including the Armory Center for the Arts, Echo Park Film Center, Queens LA and Veggiecloud. 18th Street Arts Center is the final stop on this road trip.

Artists include: Pearl C. Hsiung, William E. Jones, Dicky Bahto, Natalie Bookchin, Lolo y Lauti+Rodrigo Moraes, Jim Skuldt, and many many more!

18th Street artists in residence will also be hosting open studios from 5-7 PM

Visiting artists: Su Hui-Yu (studio 5), Stephen Eastaugh (studio 3), The Winter Office (main gallery), and Inhwan Oh
Local artists: EZTV (Highways gallery), Christopher Tin, Dan Kwong, Dan S. Wang, Arzu Arda Kosar, and Luciana Abait

An Anniversary Celebration
Presented by 18th Street Arts Center & Highways Performance Space
Produced by Kate Crash & Nina Rota
Celebration from 8 – 10 PM in Highways Performance Space

It has been 40 years since EZTV’s founder, John Dorr, made his first feature length video using a home Betamax deck and a “borrowed” black and white security camera. It has been a wild ride from Timothy Leary to Jean Luc Godard, David Hockney to Mark Gash, performance artists to physicists, innovative digital artists to hackers. And the community grows…

The evening to benefit EZTV will include videos and performances highlighting EZTV’s diverse projects and collaborations.  A program of short films produced by the collective will screen in the Highways gallery between 5-8 pm, followed by the main event from 8-10 pm. The incomparable Kate Crash will emcee the celebration with an outlandish elan. 

Performances and talks include Barbara T. Smith, performance artist; S. Pearl Sharp, poet and filmmaker; Nina Rota, writer and filmmaker; Joan Collins, chair emeritus LA SIGGRAPH; Shane Parton, performance and video artist; and special guests. Researchers Sybille de Laurens and Pascaline Morincome, working with the Kandinsky Library in the Centre Pompidou, Paris, will send video greetings and remotely present highlights of Michael J. Masucci and Kate Johnson’s recent presentations there on EZTV’s history.



Our gallery and event spaces are fully accessible, with ground level entrances with no steps. Upon requests for assistance, we will make programmatic aspects of our projects available in accessible alternative formats. You can email requests or questions at communications@18thstreet.org.


Generous support for this event and Su Hui-Yu’s exhibition provided by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan

[Image: Pearl C. Hsiung, The Softest Thing, 2012. 3:32 minutes. Video and sound. Courtesy of the artist. ] 


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Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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