Works championed by the Naked Eye Cinema group in 1980s New York City play tonight at the New Museum free of charge. As described by The New York Film Makers’ Co-Op, the Naked Eye group (now living on as Allied Productions) “was the only venue of its era that consistently showed film and video by women, gay men, lesbians and novice makers on the margins of culture. A center of the newest and most challenging spheres in contemporary music, performance and visual art, the spirit of Naked Eye Cinema lives in new and ‘used’ videos that belie genre classification…Using the Lower East Side art center ABC No Rio as home base, they showed Super 8, 16mm and video in galleries, theaters, lofts, salons, nightclubs, street corners — wherever you could fit a projector – all over Manhattan, the States…the world.”

Works championed by the Naked Eye Cinema group in 1980s New York City play tonight at the New Museum free of charge. As described by The New York Film Makers’ Co-Op, the Naked Eye group (now living on as Allied Productions) “was the only venue of its era that consistently showed film and video by women, gay men, lesbians and novice makers on the margins of culture. A center of the newest and most challenging spheres in contemporary music, performance and visual art, the spirit of Naked Eye Cinema lives in new and ‘used’ videos that belie genre classification…Using the Lower East Side art center ABC No Rio as home base, they showed Super 8, 16mm and video in galleries, theaters, lofts, salons, nightclubs, street corners — wherever you could fit a projector – all over Manhattan, the States…the world.”


The New Museum has free appointments to transfer your media from old, obsolete tech formats to stable ground at their XFR STN exhibition — open til September 8.

Patience pays off around 0:38. 

Human Vectors by Dov Jacobsen, transferred from VHS.


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