Boing Boing Video: Concrete TV, Vintage '80s Video Mashup Art.


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Today's episode of Boing Boing Video is an excerpt from Concrete TV, a long-running NYC public access show and video art project that remixes vintage television, movie, and "found video" clips in a non-narrative collage form. The resulting remixes are set to music, and create an experience that is alternately hypnotic, dreamy, and disturbing for the viewer. A DVD retrospective of 18 long-form Concrete TV episodes is available for purchase online, with "over 9 hours of sex, art, and violence." Special thanks from Boing Boing to Ron "Concrete Ron" Rocheleau, the creator, director, and producer of this legendary video art project. More info and DVD purchase links here, site contains some NSFW content (we've edited this Boing Boing Video excerpt to remove sexually explicit material, but there are some scantily clad hotties dancing around).

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13 Responses to “Boing Boing Video: Concrete TV, Vintage '80s Video Mashup Art.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    wow, reminds me of the EBN ( http://emn-usa.com/ebn )

    Cool stuff

  2. Anonymous says:

    First scantily clad hottie in yellow is Tundi Horvath – a Russ Meyer find. A truly unforgettable mind searing gorgeous woman from the mid to late 80′s.

  3. uni_verse says:

    I would have enjoyed it more if it was not labeled ‘art’, then I had all these high expectations.

  4. Anonymous says:

    from narrative to non-narrative, this is much more entertaining:

    http://www.boingboing.net/2007/02/23/antidrug-puppetshow-.html

  5. Anonymous says:

    Holy crap. My eyes just fell out of my head.

  6. jangusKhan says:

    Holy crap was that GWAR (or at least Oderus Urungus) at around 4:40??!?omg

  7. nakedcellist says:

    Fistfights, scantily clad women and a lot of kicking in the nuts.. that’s exactly how I remember TV in the 80′s!

  8. Lord_Humungous_Head_Veins says:

    Oh I LOVED this show when I lived in New York!!! The creator of this got a job at Rockstar (if I remember right)

  9. squidfartz says:

    I used to watch this when I lived in NYC. Taped it, call the phone number and left messages -just loved it. Wish it was it’s own entire channel.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I love Concrete TV! You don’t just get high from it. It blows your mind completely! I watch it every week on MNN ch 67 TWC Friday nights at 1:30am. I think it’s on BCAT at 12:30am. Never Hard Enough!

  11. Baldhead says:

    gonna have to be different and say yawwwwn. maybe it’s the “non- narrative” part that made it look more like someone randomly threw a bunch of crap together to equally randomly chosen music.

  12. rbar says:

    Kinda reminded me of tv carnage. Are they related?

  13. bbonyx says:

    Ah… Lords of Acid. Brings back such wonderful memories. College. Working in a record store. Parties every weekend. The birth of Techno.

    Good times.

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