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The twenty film reels, packaged in canisters and boxes labelled and marked with film titles, dates, some production and distribution details, present a collection of films rendering a history of political mobilisation and solidarity making with…

A sound work inspired by the fight for SCS

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Acquired for research for my doctoral disseration, and then monograph, "AIDS TV." Ellen Spiro is a friend and fellow AIDS video activist videomaker and documentarian. I interview her in my documentary "Video Remains" (2005) as well as many other…


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There is an immediate need to address this issue. The truth is that movies are simply not as available today as they were during the heyday of VHS when some brick-and-mortar video stores carried tens of thousands of titles. Now, with a few giant…

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A survey of 206 editors who invented, developed, fine-tuned and revolutionized the art of film editing.

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DIVA TV was founded in 1989 as a video-documenting affinity group
with ACT UP AIDS COALITION TO UNLEASH POWER, an activist group famous for its direct action against bureaucratic neglect and drug company profiteering in the AIDS crisis and widely…

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Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

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The Solomon Sir Jones films consist of 29 silent black and white films documenting African-American communities in Oklahoma from 1924 to 1928. The films measure 12,800 feet (355 min). All films are B-wind positive prints, except one roll that…

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Black Film Archive is a living register of Black films. In its current iteration, it showcases Black films made from 1915 to 1979 currently streaming.

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An interactive archive made to store and centre Black trans people.Built from the ground up by Black trans coders and developers.

JNK Enzo performs at FEEDBACK LOOP: What Do We Save?

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FEEDBACK LOOP #1 is a zine that was created in conjunction with the FEEDBACK LOOP and VHS Activism Archive programming in Spring 2022. The first edition contains new writing from Alicia Kroell and Corey O'Hara, photos by Laz Rodriguez, as well as…

Art Kopischke performs at FEEDBACK LOOP: What Do We Save?

Choreo Horror performs at FEEDBACK LOOP: What Do We Save?

FEEDBACK LOOP: What Did We Make? was a screening and discussion of archival activist video with Dr. Alexandra Juhasz of the VHS Activism Archive, hosted by Interference Archive via Zoom. What can we learn from community art video practice? What is…

Shala Miller reads poetry from their collection at FEEDBACK LOOP: What Do We Save?

FEEDBACK LOOP: What Do We Save? was an evening of performance, poetry, movement and music featuring Dreamcrusher, Shala Miller, JNK Enzo, Art Kopischke, Choreo Horror, in conversation with archival material from the VHS Activism Archive. This event…

"The mission of Interference Archive is to explore the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in an open stacks archival collection, publications, a study center, and public programs including exhibitions,…

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Based at Goldsmiths, University of London, the London Community Video Archive (LCVA) will preserve, archive and share community videos made in the 1970s/80s in London and the South East. Portable video recording — now a technology routinely…

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My project aims to create a digital archive of the 1970s New York Women’s Video Festivals (NYWVF). Founded by Steina Vasulka and organized by artist Susan Milano, and coordinated by Ann Volkes and Shridhar Bapat, among others, the festivals represent…

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The Tranny Fest Collection documents the film festival from 1997-2003. The bulk of the collection consists of the Tranny Fest Media Library, which includes films submitted to the festival, trailers for Tranny Fest and recordings of Tranny Fest events…

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The Radical Film Network was founded in 2013 when a group of activists, academics, filmmakers and programmers involved in radical film culture in the UK met to discuss the ways in which they could work together to support its development, growth and…

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The VHS Archives Working Group brings together scholars, students, librarians, archivists, technologists and community members interested in discussing questions, concerns and best practices about the use, preservation, digitization, and research of…

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XFR Collective partners with artists, activists, and community organizations to lower the barriers to preserving at-risk audiovisual media – especially unseen, unheard, or marginalized works – through digitization, screenings, educational workshops,…

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is an inspiring documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. Utilizing oral histories of members of ACT UP, as well…

Dreamcrusher performs at FEEDBACK LOOP: What Do We Save?

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Taped from TV for teaching and research about AIDS media, for my dissertation and then my book AIDS TV.Basketball star Magic Johnson speaks to kids about living with AIDS in this Nickelodeon News Special Edition.

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Purchased for teaching. I taught often with this collection at Pitzer College. It's a large compliation of the history of feminist video art.

From television show "The Eleventh Hour - Art and AIDS," acquired as research for my dissertation and book, AIDS TV. Digitized for my course, VHS Archives.

Acquired as research for Women of Vision from the distributors. I also used this film for classes in women's and feminist films. Yvonne was my teacher at the Whitney Program in the 1980s. She can be seen in the 4+ hours of research footage I shot for…

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One of three documentaries I made for GMHC's "Living with AIDS" cable tv show. All three exhibit a sustained commitment to an "intersectional" approach to understanding and representing the AIDS crisis when considering the experiences of women.

Made as part of the WAVE project: clips from the various excercises we did to learn how to make video, and learn more about AIDS and each other.

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Acquired for Alexandra Juhasz's doctoral dissertation, which then became her book entitled "AIDS TV." Although initially digitized for Alex's Fall 2018 VHS Archives class, her Spring 2020 VHS Archives class has found particular interest in this…

Acquired for research for my doctoral disseration, and then monograph, "AIDS TV." Recorded from TV. Mainstream topical coverage.


Acquired for research for my doctoral disseration, then monograph, AIDS TV. Gregg is a friend and colleague and fellow AIDS activist videomaker whose work has been formative to my thinking and teaching. This work, what I undertood to be the first…

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Editor Alicia Kroell writes about Sex Fish, a video from VHS Activism Archive directed by Shu Lea Cheang starring Dr. Alex Juhaz and Cheryl Dunye. Published in FEEDBACK LOOP #1.

ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS is the 28th annual iteration of Visual AIDS’ longstanding Day With(out) Art project.

Dub for teaching given to me by I'm not sure by who. I was interested in how video was opening out into more honest stories of young people's lives. It worked well for teaching because it was raw.

gift from filmmaker, used for teaching and research.

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A gift from the filmmaker. I received tapes like this over the years to teach, or write about, or program because of my research interests.

Blog post about losing personal documentary archive: "I speak of a collection of several hundred titles ranging across the history of documentary, as well as a selection of material on 16mm. The tapes come in a variety of formats, VHS, Umatic,…
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