J&L Video No. 2
Videos and Vodka: Selections from Video Salon
Edited by Jacob Dyrenforth, Eva Respini.
J&L Video 2: Videos and Vodka is the second in a series of DVDs published by J&L Books featuring short films by artists. This volume is guest edited by curator Eva Respini and artist Jacob Dyrenforth, whose Videos and Vodka salon presented non-traditional screenings in a domestic setting. Stressing the importance of context in the viewing experience, their series aimed to bring together video makers and viewers without the usual meditation of the art market. This two-DVD set features videos by salon artists, including Guy Ben-Ner, Tanyth Berkeley, Duke and Battersby, Christopher Miner, Ohad Meromi, Lisa Oppenheim, John Pilson, Halsey Rodman, Kirsten Stoltmann and Sterling Ruby. An accompanying booklet considers Respini and Dyrenforth's salon within the history of video and within the context of other non-traditional viewing models.