Video Free Earth

Friday, May 16, 2014
8:00pm
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.