Gary Glassman Archive
VIDEO UNIVERSE
A media art project involving children speaking a quotation by Albert Einstein on the nature of human community, in many of the over 85 languages spoken throughout Los Angeles. Designed for broadcast and public art installation. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, American Film Institute, and the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.

KCET-PBS
1994


CHTV - Childrens Hospital Television
Created media art workshops for hospitalized children. Participants produced video programs and broadcast their shows on the hospital’s closed circuit television system. Sponsored by the Mark Taper Foundation.

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
1991 - 1994


Friends - You Can’t Be in the World Without Them
Created a video “manual” on how to make friends. Produced with developmentally challenged adults who participated in video workshops geared toward gaining production skills, and learning the basics of media as art and constructor of reality. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council.

Exceptional Childrens Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
1993 - 1994


Medicate or Participate
Produced interactive “commercials” in collaboration with patients and staff. The videos are invitations to participate in hospital activities, and are cablecast on the Patient Television Network.

Attascadero State Hospital for the Criminally Insane
Attascadero, CA
1992 - 1993


HEARTLIGHT
Exhibition video on the conception and creation of a sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky. Touring as part of the National Gallery exhibition. Sponsored by Gemini GEL.

National Gallery
Washington DC, permanent collection
1992


TRASH TALK
A “social action music video” produced with youth in South Central Los Angeles. Received the Disney Hall Of Fame Award and the NAACP Image Award.

Mickey Mouse Club,
The Disney Channel
1991

WORD OF GOD
Music video to a song by artist Jonathan Borofsky. Word of God was selected by the Long Beach Museum of Art to represent “the future of music videos.” Toured museums throughout the US as part of the retrospective show -- Ten Years of MTV.

MTV
1991


BAGS UP
Pop-artist John Chamberlain crushes 100 brown paper bags and through a series of “bugged” telephone conversations expresses his views on art, seeing, and taking risks.

Long Beach Museum of Art, permanent collection
1991


NEW YORK TAPES
A “mosaic portrait” of New York City through the lives of 200 of its people. Designed for broadcast and an interactive museum exhibition.

New York Historical Society
co-produced with Wendy Clarke
1990


SPALDING GRAY’S CONVERSATIONS WITH . . .
Television pilot developed with monologist, performer Spalding Gray.

1988


WALKING SMOOTH
Inmate produced video shorts selected from three years of the Prison Video Workshop conducted throughout California State Prisons. National Public Radio called Walking Smooth “poetically charged, powerfully effective.”

presented on Charlie Rose’s CBS show
1989


WILTON NORTH REPORT

Created and produced “Inside Reports,” topical conceptual comedy shorts from behind prison walls. Singled out in Variety as “frighteningly funny.”

FOX
1988


NEW MONKEES
Created personalized comedy shorts for band members on a nationally syndicated show produced by Raybert Productions (Bob Rafelson And Bert Schneider).

Columbia
1987


PRISONERS
A one hour documentary exploring the lives of thirty-two inmates in San Quentin and two California women’s prisons. Based on 48 hours of interviews, the work incorporates dream imagery and music, facts and statistics, and focuses in great depth on the often terrifying personal lives of the prisoners. Screened at American Film Institute’s National Video Festival and part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

co-produced and directed with Jonathan Borofsky
1985

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