Anne Bray: Video on the Loose | KCET
Anne Bray: Video on the Loose
Bray has worked to share media across Los Angeles for more than 20 years, from the days of VHS tapes circulated from group to group to alternative programming for television. Recently, Freewaves published a book and DVD compilation titled Video on the Loose: Freewaves and 20 Years of Media Arts. The book outlines the history and themes that constitute Freewaves, and the two-disc DVD of videos was curated around four topics, including responses to commercial TV news and advertising; videos about the body and embodiment; interrogations of conflicting points of view; and artists' takes on dangerous topics. The collection offers both an overview of Freewaves programming and interests, and a testament to the incredible diversity of voices that characterize Freewaves.
The book also includes a great compilation of quotes from artists. Example: media artist Ming Yuen S. Ma on Freewaves: "LA Freewaves is a community-global, local, mobile, messy, vital, bickering, ephemeral, shifting, surviving, evolving; sometimes divine and inspirational, at other times frustrating and impenetrable. It is forever changing, growing, and unpredictable. In short, a living community." That about says it, and soon that living community will be mobile.
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