Archives of the Past / Platforms of the Future: Barbara London, Rebecca Cleman, and George Fifield
Join key leaders in the development of video art as they discuss the importance of archives and preservation, as well as the possibilities of new platforms as these hybrid forms continue.
Barbara London is a New York–based curator and writer who founded the video-media exhibition and collection programs at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, where she worked from 1973 to 2013. She is the host of the podcast series Barbara London Calling and curator of the traveling exhibition Seeing Sound (Independent Curators International, 2020–24).
Rebecca Cleman is a writer and the director of distribution at Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI). She has programmed screenings and special projects at institutions around the world, and has organized numerous events for EAI. She curated VHS: The Exhibition at Franklin Street Works in 2012.
George Fifield is a media arts curator, writer, teacher, and artist. He is the founder and director of Boston Cyberarts, a nonprofit arts organization that produced the biennial Boston Cyberarts Festival and currently manages the Boston Cyberarts Gallery inside the Green Street MBTA station, and he was formerly curator of new media at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
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