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Beginning January 9, 2015, the Video Association of Dallas (VAD) will present the Dallas Medianale at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (the MAC).

The Dallas Medianale will comprise installations, screenings, and intermedia performances in the galleries and black box theater of the MAC, showcasing works by internationally renowned artists. We will revisit pioneering computer films alongside bleeding-edge experiments in moving images and interactivity. Works will range from iconic achievements in early video art to immersive performances with radical repurposing of obsolete video technology.

Artists will include !MedienGruppe Bitnik, Francis Alÿs, Cécile B. Evans, Kyle Evans + James Connolly/Cracked Ray Tube, Harun Farocki, Gary Hill, Liz Larsen/LZX Industries, Dani Leventhal, Jodi Mack, Sean Miller, My Barbarian, Bruce Nauman, Tara Nelson, Laure Prouvost, Sheila + Nicholas Pye, Jennifer Reeder, Michael Robinson, Lillian Schwartz, Joe Sola, Micah Stansell, Deborah Stratman, Harm van den Dorpel, Stan Vanderbeek, Addie Wagenknecht + Pablo Garcia, John Whitney, and many more. Curated by Michael A. Morris, Carolyn Sortor, and Danielle Avram Morgan + Charles Dee Mitchell.

'Til then, check out one of the trailers made especially for the Medianale (and see more of them here).

SCHEDULE (NON-detailed; for more info, click on the dates listed below)

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Lillian Schwarz, still from Veil of Years (1977)
Fri., Jan. 9, in the MAC's Black Box Theater:
Cybernetic Cinema Revisited: Early Computer Films
Now You See: Intermedia Performances
Both curated by Michael A. Morris
ALSO, at 11pm at
Texas Theatre, behind the screen: VIDEOBAR with Bart Weiss
Sat., Jan. 10, 1 - 6pm at Oil and Cotton:
Workshop, Hardware Hacking and DIY Audio/Video Synthesis Workshop (REGISTER here),
taught by James Connolly + Kyle Evans

ALSO, 4:30 - 8pm, in the MAC's Black Box Theater:
Seated screenings: All that Is Solid; Nothing Himself, Beholds Nothing; and The Body Speaking Its Mother Tongue (three compilations)
8:15: The short films of Jennifer Reader, followed by art talk
Both curated by Michael A. Morris

Sola Image
Joe Sola, Studio Visit (2005), still from SD video
Sat., Jan. 17, 5:30 - 7:30pm in the MAC's main galleries:
Opening reception: Call and Response, video installations

Through Mar. 7
Co-curated by Charles Dee Mitchell + Danielle Avram Morgan
Mon., Jan. 26, 7:30pm CentralTrak: Performance by Roger Beebe
Fri., Feb. 13, seated screenings in the MAC's Black Box Theater:
The Lost Worlds (compilation)
8:45: Experimental Response Cinema: Experimental films and videos from Austin, TX

Both curated by Michael A. Morris
Still from Wantee

Laure Prouvost, Wantee (2013), still from HD video,
courtesy of MOTinternational

Sat., Feb. 28, at 6:30 - 9:30pm in the MAC's Black Box Theater: the Medianale Finale
Existential Virtuality: seated screenings curated by Carolyn Sortor
THANKS (pls tell your thanks) to our Sponsors (become one)

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and THANKS to our Donors (become one)

Virginia McAlester
Steve + Claire Alford
Barry Whistler Gallery
Patricia Davis
Darren Dittrich
Gwen Echols
Alan Govenar + Kaleta Doolin

B.F. Hicks
Holly Johnson Gallery
Jeff + Jani Leuschel
Veletta Lill
Kevin Nash
Jim Nugent
Leslie Oschmann

Linda Patston
Charles Dee Mitchell
Deedie + Rusty Rose
Scooter Smith
Carolyn Sortor
Scott Sura

trailers by Colette Copeland, Danielle Georgiou, Alex Iverson, Frank Marshall, Julie McKendrick, Sean Miller, Alex Revier, William Sarradet (see them all here), and certain students at Richland College.

website by Carolyn Sortor

Medianale GIF above by Maxim Barkhatov

VAD logo below by Van Hayes

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The Video Association of Dallas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1987 and is widely recognized as one of the first and most important proponents and exhibitors of video and new media art in the world. VAD’s mission is to promote an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society and to support and advance the work of artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its screenings and exhibitions, VAD seeks to bring to the attention of artists, curators, patrons, and the public works of great merit or importance but that might not otherwise be seen any time soon in the southwestern U.S. VAD also produces the annual Dallas VideoFest. More at videofest.org.