Broadcasting: EAI at ICA brings together an intergenerational group of artists whose time-based artworks are produced in concert with their means of circulation, from the democratic platform of public access television to the instantaneity of social media. Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) was one of the first nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advocacy for and development of video as an art form, providing a crucial space of production and distribution for figures such as Nam June Paik and Joan Jonas.
Drawing on EAI’s extraordinary archive, and building upon ICA’s history of engagement with media art, Broadcasting will foster a dialogue between early innovators and contemporary practitioners through an installation, screenings, and series of live events. Featuring works by artists including Robert Beck, Tony Cokes, Ulysses Jenkins, JODI, Shigeko Kubota, Kristin Lucas, and TVTV the exhibition will focus on how artists exploit the act of “broadcast” as a subject, as a means of intervention, and as a form of participation across a variety of displays. The temporal nature of broadcast television will be emphasized within the gallery, which will double as a participatory event space for public discussions to be transmitted online and via cable access during the run of the exhibition. The physical walls of the gallery will also be transcended by a series of outside collaborations with Lightbox Film Center, PhillyCAM, Scribe, and Slought. A catalogue for Broadcasting: EAI at ICA will be produced upon the conclusion of the exhibition.
This exhibition is co-organized by ICA’s Dorothy & Stephen R. Weber (CHE’60) Curator Alex Klein and Rebecca Cleman, Director of Distribution, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI).
The content of the current exhibitions may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
A live recording of Broadcasting’s first program installment, Broadcasting: Means of Production with Antoine Catala and Tony Cokes, is now available to view online.
February 17 – March 25, 2018
Simultaneously on view at Slought (4017 Walnut St) is an extension of Broadcasting: EAI at ICA. Broadcasting: Guerrilla Media is an exhibition exploring activist strategies undertaken by media collectives such as TVTV, Video Venice News, Squat Theatre, and Paper Tiger TV.
Nam June PaikDara BirnbaumTony CokesUlysses JenkinsJODIShigeko KubotaKristin LucasShana MoultonTrevor ShimizuBeth BPhilip Mallory JonesTom KalinVictor Masayesva, Jr.Bruce YonemotoNorman YonemotoRobert Beck/BuckEAI_Install_2EAI_Install_3EAI_install_4EAI_install_5
Broadcasting: Means of Production with Antoine Catala and Tony CokesBroadcasting: Transmission with Ulysses Jenkins and Sondra PerryBroadcasting: Alternative TelevisionBroadcasting: Variety Show Special