Launched in 2015, VDB TV is an innovative digital distribution project which provides free, online streaming access to curated programs of video and media art. Hosted by the Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, VDB TV online content is sourced from the historically significant archives of the Video Data Bank. VDB TV includes work from early video pioneers active in the 1960s and 70s, through to emerging contemporary artists. It offers viewers access to rare video art, the opportunity to engage with programs conceived by a wide range of curators, and original writing, all while ensuring that artists are compensated for their work. Video Data Bank has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support this project.
Tune in to VDB TV, which provides a rotating series of programs presenting essential video art, streaming free for the first time to the general public. The current program is “The Feminist Origins:
VDB’s On Art and Artists Interview Collection.”
Upcoming program highlights include a radical selection from the Videofreex Archive, and an exciting program of contemporary video art works curated by Brooklyn Rail film editors Rachael A. Rakes and Leo Goldsmith.