Mass College of Art & Design’s SIM Dept x Buy Me, Boston Video Loft

“Study Break Video Freakout”

FREE to students and the general public

DMC Lecture Hall, Mass Art, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston

[closest T stop: Longwood on the Green / E line]

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/485279985527480/ 


The Massachusetts College of Art & Design (via the MassArt SIM Department’s Antony Flackett) is teaming up with Boston historian and author Brian Coleman to put on a “Study Break Video Freakout” on Sunday afternoon, December 15. It is meant as a “clear your head and have some fun” for MassArt students getting ready for finals, and is free and open to the public. Any Bostonians who enjoy seeing weird, wild and wonderful historical video footage are also invited to attend.

It’s a 2.5 hour event, so people can drop in for 30 minutes, or stay for the whole affair.

The Mass College of Art& Design portion of the afternoon will feature film, video, animations and archival live performances from the past 50 years (the SIM Department was founded in 1969, https://massart.edu/academics/programs/studio-for-interrelated-media); as well as featuring professor Antony “DJ Flack” Flackett’s work with his “Beat Research” class, which has been responsible for forward-thinking student video productions for 15 years.

Brian Coleman’s 90 minutes of content on December 15 will be the third installment of his Buy Me, Boston Video Loft series this year – previous events have been held at the Coolidge Corner and Brattle Theatres, to great success. Coleman’s video programs are unique for each new event, and are a mix of local music videos (live and “MTV” – or, we should say – “V66-style”); wacky segments from local access shows going back to the 1970s; and other pieces of Boston’s history that will bring a smile to any Bostonian’s face. As the Boston Globe said, “[Coleman’s] enthusiasm is infectious, and that comes through loud and clear in his books and the video programs.”

A recap of the April 2019 Video Loft at the Coolidge Corner Theatre can be found here: https://youtu.be/ZruOGA_JXD4 

Coleman’s Video Loft program is an offshoot of his acclaimed 2018 visual history book Buy Me, Boston: Local Ads & Flyers, 1960s – 1980s. Boston Magazine described the book as “a romp through this city’s dirty-water years… an experience meant to be shared.” It is available at bookstores across the region and directly from the author at www.BuyMeBoston.com.

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