Release of Newly Preserved Videofreex Titles
Videofreex, one of the very first video collectives, was founded in 1969 by David Cort, Mary Curtis Ratcliff and Parry Teasdale, after David and Parry met each other, video cameras in hand, at the Woodstock Festival. The group soon grew to ten full-time members—including Chuck Kennedy, Nancy Cain, Skip Blumberg, Davidson Gigliotti, Carol Vontobel, Bart Friedman and Ann Woodward. The group’s innovative productions ranged from artists’ tapes and performances to behind-the-scenes coverage of national politics and alternate culture, as well as a pirate TV station that regularly broadcast to their Lanesville NY neighbours. During the decade that the Freex were together, this pioneer video group amassed an archive of 1,500+ raw tapes and edits.