Video Café Presents: Ira Schneider

April 16, 2015
Doors: 6 pm
Talk: 7-8 pm

Video artist pioneer Ira Schneider who also published the first Video Art Book in 1976, will talk about the early days of video art, and will present some of his single screen works.

Ira Schneider is a video artist. He was born in New York, NY in 1939. He has been living and working in Berlin since 1993. He started shooting video in 1969 with the advent of portable video recording equipment. The great number of his works include video installations from 1969 through today. His notable works include: Wipe Cycle (with Frank Gillette, 1969), The Woodstock Festival (1969), Manhattan is an Island (1977), Timezones, (1984) shown in Brussels, as well as in New York, London, Vienna, Lyon and Mannheim. A Weekend on the Beach with Jean-Luc Godard (1984, with Wim Wenders, H. Müller, and more.), Gretta (with Russ Johnson 1988), World Trade Center (1989), Nam June Paik is eating Sushi in South Beach (1998), TV as a Creative Medium (updated 2001), Brazil, the sleeping Giant (2001), Datenraum Deutschland. Ira Schneider was co-founder, publisher and one of the editors in chief of the magazine Radical Software (1970–74), as well as president of Raindance Foundation (1972 to 1994), director of the TV show Night Light TV (1980–1992), and Associate Professor at the Cooper Union School of Art, New York (1980 to 92). In 1976 he published Video Art – an Anthology together with Beryl Korot.

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