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Michael Shamberg
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Michael Shamberg

Since the seventies, Michael Shamberg has been working with video artists in the context of the art institution, as well as in television and cinema. From 1975 to 1977, he organized video screenings at The Kitchen in New York, one of the most influential interdisciplinary laboratories for contemporary art. He produced videos and video installations by artists such as Vito Acconci, Dan Graham, Nancy Holt, Lawrence Weiner and Robert Wilson. In the eighties, Shamberg started making music videos for New Order and other bands, bringing in artists such as Kathryn Bigelow, Robert Frank, Robert Longo, Chris Marker and William Wegman as directors. He invited John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and Lawrence Weiner to create the posters for New Order events. In 1988, Shamberg co-produced Beth B?s feature film Salvation! Currently he is directing a new feature film, entitled Souvenir.