The YouTube of the Avant-Garde

Posted last year about the re-launch of UbuWeb, a 100% free repository of avant-garde and conceptual audio and video — concrete poetry, experimental sound works, obscure video. Now the site has “converted all of its rare and out-of-print film & video holdings to on-demand streaming formats a la YouTube … We offer over 300 films & videos from artists such as Vito Acconci, Pipilotti Rist, Jean Genet, The Cinema of Transgression, Richard Foreman, Shuji Terayama, Jack Smith, Carolee Schneeman, John Lennon and hundreds more.”

Unfortunately they don’t offer an “embed this video” option like YouTube does, but no matter – UbuWeb is performing an incredible service by presenting the content. Not all of it is great, but all of it is appreciated.

Thanks Jan Fex

Music: Steve Earle :: Ellis Unit One

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