Regarding Jeff’s People
This lecture by writer and curator Ed Halter takes its starting point from the work of Washington DC based Jeff Krulik, maker of the legendary video Heavy Metal Parking Lot. In his talk, Halter addresses the utopian hopes and mundane realities of public access television, the question of “fan-dom” and subjectivity, underground VHS bootlegging as proto-file-sharing, criticism of art and comedy, and the challenge of defining the term “artist”, and in particular, “video artist”.
Art in General’s Video Marathon is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency and The Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds program, which is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and mediaThe Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway.