Media Arts Program
 


Saturday, February 26, 1983

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Hallwalls and Media Study/Buffalo

JAIME DAVIDOVICH

Presented at:
Media Study/Buffalo

Jaime Davidovich of Artist Television Network (NYC) presents excerpts of THE LIVE SHOW (a program which airs on Channel J in Manhattan), excerpts from the SOHO TELEVISION series, SOHO WANTS TO KNOW (a program designed for the two-way, interactive QUBE system in Columbus, OH where viewers are invited to comment on the programs), and discuss his involvement with cable television. [Note: Video documentation of THE LIVE SHOW is included in a 1985 selection of excerpts which is in the Hallwalls archive at the Poetry Collection, a special collecton of the State University of New York at Buffalo Libraries. To learn more about what Hallwalls is doing to make this analog material digtialy accessible, please visit Migrating Media, our collaboration with Squeaky Wheel, Burchfield Penney Art Center, and the Experimental Television Center.]

ARCHIVAL ADDENDUM (9/21/17) REGARDING AFOREMENTIONED "VIDEO DOCUMENTATION": Evident from the video itself (including explicitly in its end credits), but not made clear above, is that, in addition to Jaime Davidovich (1936–2016) visiting Buffalo to present excerpts from his Live Show from NYC, he and Hallwalls video curator Kathy High (presumably during Davidovich's visit in February 1983) also conceived, co-produced, and cablecast a 30-minute Buffalo episode of The Live Show, hosted and introduced by Davidovich and created by/featuring Buffalo artists Tony Billoni, Tony Conrad (1940–2016), Kathy High, Barbara Lattanzi, Daniel Levine, George Scherer (a.k.a., George Martin), and Paul Szpakowski (a.k.a., Paul Szp). The episode also includes works from the upcoming Hallwalls exhibition Picture Prefect (May 6–29, 1983), organized (and introduced on this video) by Daniel Levine. The Buffalo episode of The Live Show was produced cooperatively by Hallwalls, Media Study/Buffalo, Channel 10/Cablescope, Inc., and the Buffalo Arts Commission. It is not clear whether or not the Buffalo episode was also cablecast in Manhattan.


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