VDB TV presents: Invalid data — dreaming through the gaps



VDB TV presents: Invalid data — dreaming through the gaps

As part of Video Data Bank’s ongoing commitment to the presentation of groundbreaking moving image art, VDB TV presents this free online program of curated video works (1997–2012) that are concerned with media and mediation, technology and collaboration… and all things in between. This program was originally curated for Uncommon/Commons, an incubator for skills and knowledge-sharing that responded to the themes of the commons and “commoning”, held at the 2014 College Art Association Conference in Chicago.

“Since we realize that mediation is everywhere, and involves both the physical — sea, air, earth, humans — and new media or electronic forms, how have the endless streams of pixilated films and videos changed the way we experience our hypervisual world?”

— Eugenia Marketou

These artists’ videos appropriate material from social media platforms such as YouTube, cell phones, surveillance cameras, video games, and found footage, to address the issues surrounding the politics and proliferation of what Hito Steyerl calls the “poor image.”

The program was curated by Video Data Bank Executive Director Abina Manning and Greek curator, activist, and interdisciplinary artist Eugenia Marketou.

About VDB TV:

VDB TV is a rotating series of groundbreaking programs presenting essential video art, streaming free for the first time to the general public on the Video Data Bank website. From early media pioneers, to sensational contemporary artists, VDB TV provides unprecedented access to the culturally significant Video Data Bank archive of over 600 artists and 6,000 video art titles. VDB TV is curated by prominent programmers and moving image art specialists from around the world. To advance accessibility to the VDB collection, all programs included within VDB TV feature closed captions for the hearing impaired.


VDB TV is supported in part by a Media Arts award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.