Landmarks Video introduces students and the general public to the most highly regarded and influential works of video art from the past five decades. The program aims to familiarize the university community with important titles, stimulate conversation and research, and situate the genre of video art alongside the presentation of more traditional works.
The program screens the work of 12 artists annually, one per month, on an ongoing basis. When possible, multiple works by one artist are shown in rotation. Each presentation is accompanied by an entry published on this website and many videos included in the program are also available at the Fine Arts Library.
Videos are screened on a media station in the ART building located on the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. Adjacent to art history classrooms and the Visual Arts Center galleries, the media station is in an open atrium that provides stadium seating for viewing from 8 am to 9 pm daily. Headsets to optimize sound may be checked out from the Visual Arts Center reception desk during operating hours.
The sequence of monthly videos is appropriate for an academic setting and offers a varied rhythm from one presentation to the next. Please note that some videos may not be appropriate for all ages.