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Thursday 12.15.05

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Video Lib, Now!

Small A Projects is blasting into the new year with a new endeavor... a video library. According the Laurel Gitlen, "The library will function as a resource for artists, students, educators, curators, writers and the public-at-large." Housed in the gallery, the library will include a viewing area for public use during open hours and an up-to-date catalog of holdings that will be available via the website as well as in person.

The even better news... they are now accepting submissions!

"Video submissions may include (but are not limited to) video art, documentation of performances, interviews, films, etc. Bootlegged or unauthorized copies of videos will not be accepted. Submissions to the video library may be either VHS or DVD and should be clearly labeled as VIEWING COPIES. Submissions should be accompanied by documentation and cataloguing instructions (see attached form). Artists may stipulate whether their video can be borrowed or viewed in-house only... With your help, Small A Projects hopes to open the video library to the public in February, 2006."

You can download the complete specs at small A's site.

Posted by Jennifer Armbrust on December 15, 2005 at 15:54 | Comments (2)


Donations of equipment (tvs, dvd players, vhs players and headphones) are also welcome! Please call or email to arrange pick up/drop off.

Laurel Gitlen

Posted by: TheReal [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 15, 2005 04:38 PM

This is a fantastic idea! From time to time, I do get envious of larger cities because they can attract things like e-flux temporary video rental project. It's a project that has hit New York, Berlin, Miami and currently just opened up in Seoul. eflux video rental began as a core of videos selected by a group of invited artists and curators, and has kept growing in each city the project comes to. Read about the project here: http://www.e-flux.com/news.php. I wish every city had a permanent video rental like this and I'm eagerly anticipating small A's new project.


Posted by: keuro [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 15, 2005 10:27 PM

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