Rebel Video tour
‘Rebel Video’ a project previously featured in the IVSA Showcase visits the USA, Canada, and Europe. It’s a book launch event with film screenings and discussion. The aim of the tour is to stimulate discussion about the video movement of the 70s and 80s and its relevance for film/video activism today.
In the 1970s and 1980s, young activists discovered video as a new medium and used moving images in their struggle for access to cultural expression for the many, not the few. They were researching and developing new forms of independent and participatory media work – an important step towards realizing the utopian promises of the digital age.
The book publication and website Rebel Video portray practitioners of community and alternative video in London, Basel, Bern, Lausanne, and Zurich. The book is complemented with essays on documentary film and video art and shines a light on the video movement in all its many facets. Most of the videos mentioned in the book can be viewed as excerpts on the website.
For more details please visit the Rebel Video website and Facebook page.