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Kate Johnson viewing John Dorr's "Sudzall Does It All!", a behind-the-scenes look at COLAB, prior to the Getty's PST grand opening, 2011

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In addition to the more objective chronological histories contained in this online museum archive, a number of more subjective and expressionistic narratives by EZTV’s principals are included.

These writings range from short portraits of interesting persons associated with the EZTV experience to a long-form history of the over-four decades of the alternative art space.

History is the Art of Forgetting

an ebook

Published in 2014, “History is the Art of Forgetting” is a short book written by Michael J. Masucci that recounts the details of his then 30-year long journey with EZTV. In his own words, Masucci dives into the curatorial as well as personal stories of the various changes throughout the decades, questioning the social belief of what creates ‘historical’ art.

Essays by Kate Johnson

Nureyev's Last Lover

Wallace Potts was brilliant, gentle and beautiful. One of the guardian’s of Nureyev’s film and video archives, Wallace would come to transfer recently found footage to archive it to a more stable format...

Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh Really!

Randy Miller is a man’s man all the way through. Foregoing most human creature comforts he lived in a trailer above Tippi Hedren’s exotic animal estate. Outside his door he had his own menagerie which included Zircon...

We Haven't Forgotten How to Live

On a recent trip to Croatia to film some of the last shots for a documentary, my partner Michael found himself running at a breakneck pace alongside a producer with a huge list of shots and just a few days to get them. You know, the typical...

Essays by Michael James Masucci

Artist-Run Philanthropy

A brief discussion about EZTV's philosophy, vision of total support, philanthropy as marketing, and how artists can collaborate with EZTV...

Autoethnography

Intended for cultural historians and other academic specialists, this essay is about EZTV Museum as an autoethnographic work...

Bad to the Bone - An Essay on Mark Gash

Of all the biases which humans endure, perhaps the discrimination suffered by the physically challenged is most pervasive. Members of every...

What is an Alternative Space?

Reported in the LA Times, in 2009, LACMA’s Govin was being paid almost $1 million. The US Pres gets $475,000. In an industry where living artists...

The Strange Saga of Savannah Sue

Decades after I last saw her, I still do not know what to make of the tumultuous, and often contradictory force of nature that was Savannah Bentley...

Digital Dinosaurs

In the long march to digital mobility and the rise of social media, a number of evolutionary ‘dead-ends’ should be noted... 

Restage "Sky" at PDC

A draft of a proposal which is being developed as a collaboration between LA-SIGGRAPH, ONE Gallery & the EZTV Museum...

What Value Archive?

As I have gotten older, and now face the last chapters of this life, I look around and see that my colleagues, like myself, have been busy looking...

Ups and Down

When EZTV Video Gallery opened its doors to the public, on June 15, 1983, the ‘business model’ (if there ever was one), was to pay rent and...

The Careful Agnostic

This online museum holds the works and stories of many persons who have died, many far too young, others tragically, as well as those who lived full...

FORCE of NATURE - The Life of Zina Bethune

On and off for the next 20 years, I collaborated with her on a number of elaborate multimedia productions. She would tell me, “Art transcends limitations...

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