After decades of debate, misunderstanding, and controversy, seminal LA-based performance artist and long-time friend and collaborator Barbara T. Smith sets the record straight in her new book called “What You Need to Know”. Published in 2020 and created with the help of EZTV’s Kate Johnson (among the very last projects she completed before her passing), the book […]
On March 20, 2021, EZTV in collaboration with 18 Street Arts Center will be hosting a free online event commemorating the one-year anniversary of Kate Johnson’s passing. EVERYONE WAS INVITED: The Hyphenate Art and Life of Kate Johnson Presented by 18th Street Arts Center March 20, 2021 | Online Kate Johnson (1969-2020) was a hyphenate artist. […]
Researcher Martin Alvarez presented a number of very early EZTV works at a university in Spain on December 16th and 17th. Featured was a screening of John Dorr’s Approaching Omega, projected cinemas-style, as well as a number of pieces by Michael J. Masucci and other EZTV artists, presented on traditional video monitors.
Six Months: September 27, 2020 On September 27, 2020, a small group gathered with social distancing and masks to recognize and share our love for Kate on the six month anniversary of her passing. We met at the huge and ancient ficus tree Morty, at Tongva Park, where Kate’s projection art piece “Spirits of Morty” was commissioned by the […]
As its first new undertaking, we are launching a new streaming media lab project. More info to come soon.
Created and facilitated by researchers Sybille de Laurens and Pascaline Morincome, this four part series of seminars and screenings on early EZTV history, hosted by the Kandinsky Library, Centre Pompidou, in collaboration with the Cinematheque Pompidou, concludes June 21, with a public presentation and lecture by EZTV’s Kate Johnson & Michael J. Masucci. Johnson & […]
Held on Saturday July 25, 2015, the 67th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, presented by the Television Academy, awarded EZTV’s Kate Johnson with an Emmy for her producing documentary work on “Mia: A Dancer’s Journey”. Johnson won for the category of Arts and Culture/History. “Mia, a dancer’s journey” was co-produced for public broadcasting by Slavenska […]
On July 11th, EZTV’s Kate Johnson created a massive outdoor video projection and live performance installation. The following are excerpts from a rave review by art critic Edward Goldman: “Award-winning filmmaker and video artist Kate Johnson projected a variety of images and videos on numerous façades of the Station. This latest project of hers, titled […]
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”, […]
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 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 […]
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 […]