Downtown/Uptown Television Festival

From April 3-28, 1984, The Kitchen and CAT Video Gallery--Center for Communication Arts and Technology presented free showings of work by independent television producers and video artists. The Downtown/Uptown Television Festival intended to create an open dialogue and discussion between artists working downtown/uptown through shared presentation of work and organized talks between artists from these distinct areas. Every week during the month of the Festival, screenings, discussions, and performances were curated around a specific theme: week one was video music, from Soul/Reggae to TV Commercial to New Wave Rock, week two was video art from computer imagery to video interpreted dance, week three was avant garde video performance art, during which there were live performances featuring dancers, musicians, video and visual artists, and poets presented in collaboration with Just Above Midtown/Downtown Gallery, and week four was educational, dramatic, and documentary programs, from soap opera to variety shows to political struggles.

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