The early years of video: Language and Technology

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posted on 11/25/2013
New episode of the Videobrasil on TV series provides an overview of the early 1980s video scene in Brazil

Today on SescTV, the new episode of the Videobrasil on TV series will provide an overview of the Brazilian video scene in the early 1980s, a time when the medium began to gain popularity. The second in a series of seven episodes, The Early Years of Video: Language and Technology reviews the embracing of video by independent artists and producers as a means for building new aesthetics for image in motion.

In its 18th edition, Festival Sesc_Videobrasil expands its program into SescTV, broadening its reach and causing contemporary art production to reverberate among new audiences. On air since 11.18, the new season of the weekly series Videobrasil on TV explores the issues on which the Festival is based. The episode aired on 11.18, Independent Production: Television and Political Opening (watch below), focused on the issues that caused the Festival to emerge, within the context of early independent video productions in Brazil, the country’s political opening process, and a desire to provide visibility to social, political, and cultural issues of the time.

Click here to view the full Videobrasil on TV programming.

And watch the full first program in the series, aired on SescTV on 11.18: