Playback: Preserving Analog Video

Playback: Preserving Analog Video, a DVD produced by BAVC (2003). PLAYBACK is an interactive DVD that invites users to view the technical practices of video preservation and to experience the complex decision-making process artists, conservators and video engineers engage in when the reconstruction of video artwork occurs. Contents include: Analog Video Basics: animations that depict the composition of analog videotape, demonstrate the chemical process of tape deterioration and how the video signal works. The Preservation Case Study: example of the real-life preservation process of the artwork. The Eternal Frame: a video art piece jointly produced by art collectives Ant Farm and T.R. Uthco in 1976. The Center contributed to the creation of this DVD, providing research into early equipment as well as photographs and access to technical data and ephemera.