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ART/New York, N.Y./New Wave at P.S. 1 (1980; 28 min.) Long-running curricular video magazine views the art show that broke Robert Mapplethorpe. New Wave is a look at the seminal art show that marked the convergence of art & music in the late '70s NY scene. Curator Diego Cortez featured in rare interview.
$39.95
ART/New York, Graffiti/Post-Graffiti (1984, 30 min.) Phenomena of the entree of graffiti art into New York galleries. Covers exhibitions at Sidney Janis, Fashion Moda and Fun Galleries. Interviews with Lady Pink, Crash, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Futura 2000 & others.
$39.95
Karen BLACK, Fear of a Karen Black Planet (1992) This scintillating live concert footage of Kembra, Samoa and crew features a special introduction by Joe Coleman who calls them "the most collosus, gregarian rock-n-roll band of the 20- or 21st century." Plus an exclusive interview with Kembra at home. A Duckball Video production. $29.95
Jim C, Miguel Pinero at Magic Gallery (1985; 20 min.) The late, great Nuyorican poet intones his blistering verse at an East Village art show.
$19.95

East Village Compilation (1989, 120 min.) Artist’s-eye view of the tumultuous mid-eighties East Village scene. A fast-paced, jarringly soundtracked montage capturing the fun, the famous, and the forgotten at Limbo Lounge, Danceteria, Shuttle Theater, Rivington Street, 8 BC, Fashion Moda, and elsewhere. Features Karen Finley, Gary Indiana, grafitti pioneer Tracy 168, Missing Foundation, John Cage reading at Area, Miguel Pinero, Rat At Rat R, Robert Parker making sculpture out of a taxi, Rick Prol painting, David Wojnarowicz’s and Richard Kern's tableaux du mort You Killed Me First at Ground Zero; Joe Coleman exploding himself and geeking mice; Life Cafe art auction at 8 BC; gallery openings galore, and more.
$39.95


Michael CARTER, Homage to Hermann Nitsch (Apologies to Don Garlits) (1987; 20 min.) A wild night at No Se No; performance by the NYC poet, critic, publisher & curator indicts modern car culture.
$19.95
Mitch CORBER, John Cage: Man & Myth (1990; 60 minutes) An intimate, revealing visit with the sage of conceptual music and collage poetry. At ease and affable, the Master of Silence discusses his new pursuits, theories, memories and friends. Interviews with: Philip Glass, Peter Frank, Allan Kaprow, Glenn Branca, Richard Kostelanetz, Alison Knowles, Jackson MacLow, Stuart Sherman, and more. Weaves Cage with his contemporaries, composers and poets. Includes several compositions.
$39.95

Gregory Corso (1991, 92 min.) Two vivid full-length readings by the wildest of original beat poets. Charismatic anecdotes and philosophical wit spice these recent performances which feature old favorites as well as new poems. A Thin Air Video production.
$34.95

Allen Ginsberg (1991, 90 min.) Legendary author of Howl reads, sings and accompanies himself on the harmonium in this tour-de-force of animated readings throughout NYC's poetic hotspots. Ginsberg waxes beatific on subjects both personal and political. A Thin Air Video production.
$34.95

James Schuyler: Interview/Reading (1990, 75 min.) Rare interview with the late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Schuyler elegantly discusses his poetic technique and muses upon the place of the natural world in poetry. Features full-length reading.
$34.95


Jackson DEMBAR Chromosome XL (1986, 14 min.) Six painters work on a single canvas, sharing and changing each other's images, in this fascinating time lapse view of the artistic process.
$19.95
Franck GOLDBERG Videotape includes Red Souvenir (1987; 7 min.), No Sellout (1986; 5 min.); Lynch: The Murder of Michael Stewart (1985; 30 min.) and Promised Land (1986; 16 min.) Red is a verite look at kids in NYC; No Sellout a rap music video based on the life and words of Malcolm X; Lynch is the documentary story of the police killing of a young graffiti artist in the subway, a case which shocked NYC (with an appearance by his friend the young Madonna). Land is an alienated feature filmlette by this French video artist (Nick Zedd stars as a neo-Nazi).
$29.95

How to Squash a Squat (1990, 46 min.) Chronicles the systematic destruction of squatters' building in NYC's East Village during the last days of the Koch administration, including the squatters' eviction after an arson fire, and their fight to save the building. Strong point of view: "demonstrates how a corrupt city government can use its police force to disregard its rule of law and violate the civil rights of its poor."
$29.95


Mitsuru HAYASHI, Theatre of Indifference (1987; 23:49 min.) Document of sculptor David Finn’s installation projects in the East Village, on the Bowery and elsewhere. Video artist Hayashi uses an inset frame of local action, setting up a diptych with images of the sculptor at work.
$24.95
Ray KELLY, An Evening at No Se No (1984, 60 min.) Straight b/w document of performance events outside the Lower East Side art gallery.
$19.95
David LESLIE, Impact Addict Videos (1987; 30 min.) Four stunt-art performances including Chinatown, in which Leslie is wired with firecrackers, Mismatch, in which he boxes heavyweight amateur champ Riddick Bowe, and Kung Fu Fighting, where he takes on 6 NYC dojo masters.
$39.95

The Rocket Movie (1988; 32 min.) That hot summer night Leslie tried to launch himself over a mountain of watermelons before a crowd of 2,000. "The Evel Knievel of performance art" Village Voice.
$39.95

Stunt: A Musical Motion Picture (1989; 35 min.) Documents the spectacular conclusion of Leslie's stunt-art career in a pageant that conjures the spirits of James Brown, Evel Knievel, Bruce Lee and Julie Andrews. Larry Fessenden directs this slick opus.
$39.95


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