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Skip: At that time we considered that art museums were institutions, were agents of the status quo.
There were about preserving what existed. we wanted to forget what existed and just move on.
So we saw art museum as agents of the status quo and we were agents of change. And now it is
ironic that, suddenly by exposing our politics, the exhibition at the Dorsky (ed. note: “Videofreex,
the Art of Guerilla Television”, the first retrospective exhibition on the work of the Videofreex took
place at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in 2015), was an agent of change, and the Videofreex
are agents of the status quo, and we want our old work preserved and viewed in the hallowed
galleries of the art world. (laugh)
So the context changed. So again yes, as a political act, we are pleased to be reconsidering those
years to be years of ferment, of social ferment, of cultural ferment, of artistic ferment, and of
political ferment. There are still wars to protest, and civil rights abuses in the U.S., meaning unfair
limits of minority rights, gender rights, especially women’s rights, there are still issues that even
though there have been a lot of accomplishments since the 1970s, there is still a ways to go and
we will keep going until it’s all been made good.
So yes, we’re pleased to become part of the TREIZE community in Paris, and to interact with it…
to show our work, receive feedback, and find out, especially with the current state of domestic U.S.
and world events, if it generates any activism, media activism or political activism, and, since you
promised, any parties at TREIZE.