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Artists Talk on Art records, circa 1974-2018

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Series 9: Video and Sound Recordings , circa 1977-2017
59 Linear feet
Boxes 6-65

Series contains video and sound recordings of public programs presented by Artists Talk on Art, including panel discussions, public interviews, and slide lectures by hundreds of artists, gallerists, critics, curators, and collectors on a wide range of contemporary art subjects that were held in New York City between 1977 and 2016. Programs were recorded on a range of analog and early digital media, often in multiple formats simultaneously. A few of the programs were edited into shorter versions, and samplers of excerpts from a season's programs were created for a few seasons.
The current arrangement of video and sound recordings is preliminary. Access to media content can be provided if the event date or title is known. See the panel flyers in series 6, Printed Materials, for panel titles, dates, and names of participants. Artists Talk on Art's current website also contains a partial index of events at http://www.atoa.org/archives.htm.
All of the events that were recorded have been digitized for preservation and access. A subset of sound recordings of events dated 1977-1992 were digitized in 2008, and a comprehensive set of video and sound recordings of events dated 1977-2016 were digitized in 2016-2017. During the 2016-2017 preservation project, where multiple video and sound recordings were made of a single event, as was often the case, a single master version was generally selected to be digitized.
Description Container
Digitized Video and Sound Recordings, 2016-2017
43.6 Terabytes
5,286 files
ER03
Digitized Sound Recordings, 2008
323 Gigabytes
853 files
ER04
Sound Cassettes, 1979-2008
8 Linear feet
6-13
Sound Tape Reels, 1980
3 sound tape reels
7
U-Matic Videocassettes, circa 1992-2004
35 Linear feet
14-48
VHS Videocassettes, circa 1989-2008
15 Linear feet
49-63
MiniDV Videocassettes, 2001-2016
1.5 Linear feet
64-65
DVCPro Videocassettes, 1993-1995
11 videocassettes (dvcpro)
65
Hi8 Videocassette, 1997
1 videocassettes (hi8)
65
SD Cards, 2016
9 Gigabytes
4 computer files
ER05-06

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.