EZTV 42: Some Old, Some New

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December 9th, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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18th Street Arts Center
3026 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405
EZTV 42: Some Old, Some New

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In celebration of 42 years of digital, performance and video arts, EZTV, LA’s pioneering community-based independent artist-driven and run organization, will present a special in-person and via Zoom one-night event of screenings, visual art, and spoken word.
IF YOU WANT TO COME IN-PERSON: Seating is limited, please RSVP.
Masks will be required inside at all times.
Please register here to come in-person.
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE: You can tune in to the event, which will be livestreamed on Zoom. Please register here to receive the link.
Beginning with a preshow including classic EZTV videos with the psychedelic philosopher Dr. Timothy Leary (1920-96), and beat poet Allen Ginsburg (1926-97), early digital animation by Shelly Lake, and featuring video projections by Victor Acevedo, the evening will then unfold into a glimpse of the wide range of artists which work with or have worked with this seminal Los Angeles alternative art space.
In addition to recognition of our past four decades, with some of our archive, including short videos by EZTV founder John Dorr (1947-1993) and EZTV’s long-standing co-director Kate Johnson (1969-2020), we will be honoring the recently deceased early curator of digital art, and Co-founder of EZTV’s CyberSpace Gallery, Patric Prince (1942-2021).
The featured presentation of the evening will be the premiere of Kate Crash’s “Electronic Afterlife,” a long-form music film, about the ownership and hackable ramifications of humans’ physical convergence into AI and the metaverse. Other highlights include the launching of Artivist S. Pearl Sharpe’s book What You Left Behind published by Writ Large Press, short documentary on the computer scientist creator Chris Germano’s UFO Battery-Powered Art Car, a reading and painting by Melora Walters in collaboration with Chiwan Choi’s “My Name is Wolf,” also published by Writ Large Press, and essayist/filmmaker Nina Rota will read as well as the premiere of a new video art piece by Michael J. Masucci.
EZTV’s tenure and legacy demonstrate the power of independent artists, self-funded, self-actualized and self-driven. Empowered through their efforts to imagine and realize their visons and to build an artistic community always committed to the further exploration of the self and an understanding and appreciation of the lives of others.

EZTV 42: Some Old, Some New