Moving Image Online Screening and Streaming
I would like to use my work at the Video Data Bank to understand how the online availability of experimental moving image work or rare video/film documentation has affected the means of the distribution, curation, and accessibility of this particular kind of work. Video and film distributors/archives like the VDB, LUX, and Electronic Arts Intermix create a precedent on how to handle moving image work within the art world and this has become increasingly engaged with the complexities of digital access, digital copyright, and expansive and inventive film programming. In many ways, this project hopes to break down the digital turn in this field, its positives and negatives, and briefly touch on where it is headed. I will be surveying the last ten years, with a specific focus on the time I have spent at the VDB starting in 2018. I hope to include some personal and anecdotal aspects to this project as my experiences will act as a large part of my research.