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Michael Masucci, The Dark Bob, Richard Newton

  Performance artist The Dark Bob and EZTV’s Michael J. Masucci have joined forces to create a series of documentary film and online projects which portray and chronicle the rise of the influential performance art scene unique to Los Angeles, and its impact on contemporary art practices worldwide. The series title is “RECIPE FOR DISASTER”, […]

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Mid February marked the annual national conference by the College Art Association at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. EZTV’s Michael J. Masucci presented a talk on his ongoing project “Hacking the Timeline” (which has been presented at 18th Street in several evolving forms since 2006). Masucci also discussed the acquisition and archiving of […]

Mia A Dancers Journey

“Mia: A Dancer’s Journey” the hour-long documentary on the life of celebrated dancer and educator Mia Slavenska, premiered on PBS SoCal in November 2014, and had its New York City premiere at Lincoln Center on Jan 31, 2015, as part of its Dance on Camera film festival. EZTV’s Kate Johnson served as co-director and editor […]

EZTV VIDEO TRANSFER OPENS AT USC ONE ARCHIVES

March 15 – June 1, 2014   ONE Archives Gallery & Museum 626 North Robertson Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069   Screening and opening reception: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Screening, 5-6:30pm; Reception, 6:30-9pm   Find information on additional programs in conjunction with this exhibition below. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives presents EZTV: Video Transfer […]

ulysses jenkins

Since Nicola Tesla developed the notion of alternating current, arguably more cultural change has occurred worldwide than in all of our collective human saga. In examples ranging first from electric lighting, to radio, to television, to personal computing and now onto the proliferation of non-location based networked communities, homo sapiens has now entered a world […]

Zina Bethune

(Note: This essay first appeared in the arts blog Practice Based Re/search written by Michael J. Masucci) For the past two years, the middle of February has been a time of emotional depression for EZTV’s Kate Johnson and me.  It was at this time of year when a true force of nature was senselessly taken […]

Michael Kearns Birthday Cake

A mini-review and statement of appreciation:   (Note: This essay first appeared in the arts blog Practice Based Re/search written by Michael J. Masucci)   Michael Kearns is an acclaimed actor, writer, and director. He is also an activist and has, for decades, lived openly as an HIV+ survivor. Michael Kearns is an American hero. […]

kenneth hughes blue eyes

(Note: This essay first appeared in the arts blog Practice Based Re/Search written by Michael J. Masucci)   There has never been a time, in all of recorded history, when art and technology were not intertwined. Each inform the other and both are really an extended continuum of the creative process. Sometimes technology suggests new […]

EZTV VIDEO TRANSFER OPENS AT USC ONE ARCHIVES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EZTV ARCHIVES TO GO TO ONE AT USC, AND UCLA   Major media art projects from EZTV’s collection of over 1,000 videotapes, and related ephemera, and press coverage are being acquired by several specialized archives, and presented as graduate research, in genres ranging from Queer Art, Multimedia Dance, Computer Art, Independent Documentary, […]

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I am so pleased that artist/thinker/netizen (and Practice Based Re/search founder) Vanessa Blaylock has joined our project, “In the Dark”. She will be collaborating with the principal artists: choreographer Donna Sternberg, media artist Kate Johnson, and I, in the first section to be staged called “Fly-By”. Composer David Raiklin will be writing original music to […]

RIP Madiba

Video is all too often seen as narcissistic, trivial, or ineffectual. And admittedly, that may be sometimes true. But there have been those moments when a single video took center stage and actually made a difference in the lives of many. Such is the case of a video worth remembering. As we remember the amazing […]

“Whenever my mother tried to beat the gay out of me, I would think about that sign and fantasize about running away to this almost magical place where it was safe to be gay.” – Paulo Murillo, 2013   In the summer of 2013, a young writer poised a question to the public asking if […]