eztv's 40th anniversary celebration

On September 14, 2019, 18th Street Arts Center in collaboration with Highways Performance Space held a 40th Anniversary Celebration for EZTV. The event was produced by artists Kate Crash and Nina Rota. This was to be Kate Johnson's last live performance.

As part of the anniversary celebration, there were a number of live performances and stories to honor the LA-based media arts group. Supporters who could not attend the celebration sent video tributes. Additionally, the City of Santa Monica gave EZTV's Kate Johnson and Michael J. Masucci a special commendation from the Mayor. 

To view the program catalogue, please click here.

Kate Crash, Producer and MC of the 40th Anniversary event

As part of EZTV's 40th anniversary celebration, Kate & Michael were given a special commendation by the City of Santa Monica, awarded by the City Council and signed by the Mayor.  
Pictured left to right are: Anuradha Vikram: Artistic Director/Curator, 18th Street Arts Center; Shannon Daut, Manager of Cultural Affairs for the City of Santa Monica; Michael J. Masucci, Kate Johnson, Jan Williamson, Executive Director, 18th Street Arts Center.

Seedy Films at Highways

For the event finale, we asked anyone who ever had anything to do with EZTV (worked with us, screened their video, exhibited their art, did a live performance, etc) to join us on stage.

video collection

Shane Parton defines "The Hollow" as a void. An in-between. A displacement where the connection between self and home has been lost. This live performance incorporates music, visuals, and costume created by Parton, and explores the effects of abuse, destructive relationships, and the reflective nature of our own internal world against the shared external.

"The Hollow" by Shane Parton

For EZTV’s 40th Anniversary, Pascaline Morincôme and Sibylle de Laurens (aka Seedy Films) sent a video montage of the four live events they staged and the month-long exhibition of EZTV archives at the Kandinsky Library of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

eztv archives at the centre pompidou

This heartfelt video tribute came from legendary actor and friend of EZTV Malcolm McDowell, who was working overseas at the time, congratulating Michael J. Masucci and Kate Johnson.

malcolm mcdowell tribute

As part of the 40th Anniversary Celebration of EZTV, on Sept. 14, 2019, at Highways Performance Space, a number of EZTV alums and supporters gave testimonials and created new performances to honor the seminal LA-based media arts group. Included in this selection of highlights are Nina Rota, S. Pearl Sharp, Robert Lowden, Mike Mollet, Michael Kearns Shannon Daut, and Michael J. Masucci.

Highlights edited by Shane Parton.

Highlights: Testimonials & Performances