Video courtesy William Wegman
Coincidently only one week prior to being asked to participate in The New York Underground Film Festival’s competition Tube Time (a youtube Internet celebrity match) I sent out a request to William Wegman’s studio asking permission to post some of his early videos online. There wasn’t a specific event motivating the request, but rather what I felt to be a gaping hole in the available Wegman material on youtube. Of course when the studio gave me permission to post the videos, I had hoped to be able to use one or two in my youtube arsenal, with the pipe dream of being able to pit a Wegman against a Ben Coonley video (since at least one or two of his videos have a similar sensibility). Unfortunately, the studio was not able to send me the videos in time for the competition, but I’m told that the ones I requested will be uploaded to youtube in the future. In the meantime, you can find them here at Art Fag City. It’s officially William Wegman video day at AFC. If you can’t get enough, you can always find more here.