A video screening on the D.C.-based video collective Video Free Earth presented at Human Resources Los Angeles in conjunction with EZTV: Video Transfer at the ONE Gallery

Friday, May 16, 2014, 8pm

Human Resources Los Angeles
410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Admission is free. Suggested $5 donation.

Founded in 1982 in Washington D.C., Video Free Earth was the longtime sister organization of EZTV, with whom they traded videotapes for screenings and collaborated on various projects. Responding to the political climate of Reagen-era D.C., VFE’s early tour-de-force was a trilogy of drag videos that imagined an alcoholic, manic-depressive Joan Kennedy as the first lady. Other videos experimented with narrative, often campy, portraits. Some targets included modernist artist Louise Nevelson, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt, a depressive capital worker, and 80s tabloid sensation Vicki Morgan. This screening, the first presentation of VFE productions in over twenty years, looks to rediscover the lost history of queer video exchange between L.A. and D.C.

Presented in collaboration with Human Resources with support from the George Washington University Special Collections.

 

 

Image: Still from Jamie Walters and Chasen Gaver’s Fresh Out of Ideas, 1984. Video Free Earth Production Company records. Special Collections Research Center. The George Washington University