VIDEO ASSOCIATION OF DALLAS presents
Free Screenings at the FORT WORTH MODERN
The Video Association of Dallas presents free screening in conjunction with the Fort Worth Modern. The screenings will be held on August 5, 2008 and August 12, 2008 at 7:00PM at Fort Worth Modern, located at 3200 Darnell in Fort Worth. The panel is a part of a summer series called The Program, produced and curated by Carolyn Sorter and Charles Dee Mitchell.
The mission of the Video Association of Dallas is to promote an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to support and advance the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts.
The Video Association of Dallas (VAD) is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated on April 25, 1989. It began in 1986 a weekend event, Video As A Creative Medium, presented at the Dallas Museum of Art by independent curators Barton Weiss and John Held. That first event, which included two nights of video by selected local and national video artists, was a great popular success, which led to the founding of the Dallas Video Festival (DVF) in 1987.
The Dallas Video Festival is now the oldest and largest video festival in the United States, and continues to garner critical and popular acclaim. Since 1986, the Dallas Video Festival has specialized in independent, alternative, and non-commercial media, presenting hard-to-find works rarely seen on television, in movie theaters, or elsewhere, despite their artistic excellence and cultural and social relevance. Even in a Web 2.0 environment where everything is seemingly available on the internet, the Dallas Video Festival provides curatorial guidance, a critical voice in the wilderness navigating the vast and diverse landscape of media, helping to interpret its cultural and artistic significance. The event still provides a communal environment for real-time, face-to-face dialogue between makers and audiences
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Added by sarahjanesemrad on July 30, 2008