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Recent Additions:

Lawrence Weiner Blue Moon Over (2001)

Rirkrit Tiravanija (Ghost Reader C.H.) (2002)

Bernard Wilets Discovering Electronic Music: Revised (1983)

Red Grooms Fat Feet (1965-66)

Laurie Anderson Collected Videos (1981-2013)

Liz Magic Laser Four Performances (2011-1990)

Paul Chan Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord with a new and unauthorized translation, voiceover by Paul Chan (2013)

Rirkrit Tiravanija Chew the Fat (2008)

René Viénet Mao par Lui-meme (1977)

Craig Baldwin Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1991)

UbuWeb | Spring 2016

Our 20th Year



David Hammons (b. 1943), installation artist, performance artist, and sculptor, is our Marcel Duchamp. UbuWeb is pleased to present a selection of his videos, processes, documentaries and conversations, recorded between 1978 and 2010. In addition there's a marvelous text document, An Interview with David Hammons (1986).


Memory of the World UbuWeb is thrilled to announce our new partnership with Memory of the World, who will be co-hosting Ubu's media archive, along with our long-standing partner CENTRO.


In Solidarity with Library Genesis and Sci-hub Share this letter - read it in public - leave it in the printer. Share your writing - digitize a book - upload your files. Don't let our knowledge be crushed. Care for the libraries - care for the metadata - care for the backup. Water the ❀❀❀❀❀ - clean the volcanoes.


Yugoslav Black Wave Cinema (1962–72) Yugoslav Black Wave (also referred to as Black Wave) is a blanket term for a Yugoslav film movement of the 1960s and early '70s. Notable directors: Dušan Makavejev, Žika Pavlović, Saša Petrović, Želimir Žilnik, Mika Antić, Lordan Zafranović, Mića Popović and Marko Babac. Their films are known for their non-traditional approach to film making, their dark humor and their critical examination of the Yugoslav society at the time. Curated for UbuWeb by Dubravka Sekulić


The Fox (1975-76) Full run of the shorty-lived legendary conceptual art publication with key contributions by Sarah Charlesworth, Michael Corris, Preston Heller, Joseph Kosuth, Andrew Menard, and Mel Ramsden. [Three issues; PDFs]


UbuWeb Films on Mobile Media After two long years, we are proud to announce that all our films are finally viewable on mobile media (smartphones & tablets), as well as on computers. Special thanks to Ubu volunteers Meredith Finkelstein for the coding, Patrick Stein for the conversions, and Art Design Office for the streamlining and ongoing technical support. We ain't YouTube. As befits the avant-garde, our films are cranky and lo-fi. They take a minute to load, but they should always play. We're happy to have finally made it into the twenty-first century!


All rights for materials presented on UbuWeb belong to the artists. All materials are for non-commercial and / or educational use only.






New Additions:

Harry Bertoia Harry Bertoia's Sculpture (1978), documentary

Peggy Ahwesh and Barbara Ess Radio Guitar (2001) [MP3]

Marina Abramoviç and Ulay Documentation of Performance Works 1976-1988

Gavin Bryars Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet (with Tom Waits) [MP3] (1993)

Emily Jacir Crossing Surda (a record of going to and from work) (2002), excerpt

Helen Marten Dust and Piranhas (2011); Evian Disesase (2012)

Fischli/Weiss Three Films (1991-1987)

Liz Magic Laser Recent Video Works (2011-2015)

Marcel Dzama A Game of Chess (2011)

Allora & Calzadilla Selected Videos (2004-2012)

Helen Marten Dust and Piranhas (2011); Evian Disesase (2012)

David Hammons From An Interview with David Hammons (1986)

Shahzia Sikander The Last Post (2010)

Ragnar Kjartansson Satan Is Real (2005)

Marinetti, Russolo, etc. Musica Futurista [MP3] (1980)

Ragnar Kjartansson Satan Is Real (2005)

Karen Kilimnik Heathers (1994)

Ludwig Wittgenstein Wittgenstein: A Wonderful Life (1989), documentary

Tellus #25 Site-Less Sounds (1991)

Andy Warhol WNET, USA Arts Interview (1966)

Philip Guston A Life Lived (1982) [documentary]

Karlheinz Stockhausen Stimmung (1971) [MP3]

Edgard Varèse Intégrales, Offrandes, etc. (1971)

People Like Us Nothing Can Turn Into A Void (2015), documentary

Kalup Linzy Conversations wit de Churen: II, IV, V (2003-06)

Juan Downey Nine Videos (1982-90)

Judith Barry Casual Shopper (1980-81); Study for Mirror and Garden (2003)

Joseph Beuys Public Dialogue (1974)

The Films of Janet Cardiff Road Trip (2004); The Killing Machine and Other Stories (1995-2007); Alter Bahnhof Video Walk (2012)

Jeremy Deller and Nick Abrahams The Posters Came from the Walls (2008)

Douglas Davis Video Against Video (1975)

Douglas Gordon Stooges Burn-Out (1995); Douglas Gordon sings the best of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground (For Bas Jan Ader), 1993

Josiah McElheny Conceptual Drawings for a Chandelier, 1965 (2005)

Jim Shaw The Hole (2007); The Whole (2009)

Josephine Meckseper 0% Down (2008); Contaminator (2010); Untitled (2011)

Francis Stark Video Works (2001-2012)

Jennifer Steinkamp Documenation of Early Installations (1989); Dervish (2004-2005)

James Welling Middle Video (1972)

Simon Denny Two Videos: Corporate Video Decisions Archive Interface Design (2011) and Diligent Boardbooks (2011)

Eleanor Antin Three Videos: Representational Painting (1971), The Adventures of a Nurse (Parts I and II) (1976), From the Archives of Modern Art (1987)

Scott Treleaven The Salivation Army (2002)

Don Joyce We'll Be Right Back (1994)

Various Los Angeles Artists Voices of the Angels (1992)

Richard Phillips Lindsay Lohan & Sasha Grey (2011)

Lorna Simpson Video Works (1997-2011)






UbuWeb Top Ten
May 2016
Selected by Christopher Hughes


1. Laurie Anderson - Collected Videos (1990)
2. Ericka Beckman and Mike Kelley- Blind Country (1989)
3. Dara Birnbaum - Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (1978)
4. Martha Rosler - Vital Statistics of a Citizen, Simply Obtained (1977)
5. Eija-Lisa Ahtila - Grey (1993)
6. Lorna Simpson - Corridor (2003)
7. Annika Eriksson - i am the dog that was always here (loop) (2013)
8. Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn - Can't Swallow It, Can't Spit It Out (2006)
9. Stan Douglas - TV Spots/Monodramas (1987-1991)
10. Rodney Graham - Bed-Bug, Love Buzz And Other Short Songs In The Popular Idiom (2001)
11. Mike Kelley - The Peristaltic Airwaves (1986) [MP3]
12. Bruce Nauman - Left or Standing/ Standing or Left Standing (2005) [MP3]
13. Bruce Nauman - Good Boy Bad Boy A, B (1985)
14. John Berger - Ways of Seeing (1972)
15. Artur Zmijewski - Them (2007)


Chris Hughes is an artist and curator living in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He really, really, really loves video art. is a visual artist.


UbuWeb Top Ten
March 2016
Selected by Shahryar Nashat


1. Guillaume Apollinaire - Le pont Mirabeau (Apollinaire on UbuWeb Sound)
2. Fernand Léger - Ballet Mécanique
3. Eleanor Antin - From the Archives of Modern Art
4. Artavazd Peleshian - The Seasons of the Year
5. Jacques Demy - Les Horizons Morts
6. Jean Genet - Un Chant d'Amour
7. Agnes Varda - Plaisir d'amour en Iran
8. Francis Stark - My Best Thing
9. Mark Leckey - GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction
10. Marcel Broodthaers - La pipe Satire


Shahryar Nashat is a visual artist. He lives in Berlin.


UbuWeb Top Ten
February 2016
Selected by Shirt


1. Trisha Brown - "Walking On The Wall
2. John Baldessari - Some Stories
3. Yvonee Rainer - Hand Movie
4. Kenneth Goldsmith - Sucking On Words
5. Dustin Yellin - The Crack-Up
6. Kenny's bio (no joke)
7. Banksy - The Punking Of Paris Hilton
8. Jeu d'échecs avec Marcel Duchamp
9. Bauhaus Face of the 20th Century
10. Tracey Emin Collected Shorts


Shirt is a rapper and visual artist from New York. His influences range from John Baldessari and Marcel Duchamp, to Nas and Biggie.


UbuWeb Top Ten
December 2015
Selected by The Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society


1. Nam June Paik - "Topless Cellist" Charlotte Moorman (1995)
2. Marina Abramoviç - Balkan Erotic Epic (2006)
3. Bruce Conner - Breakaway
4. Aldo Tambellini, Thomas Tadlock, Allan Kaprow, James Seawright, Otto Piene, Nam June Paik - The Medium is the Medium (1969)
5. Rubén Gallo - Fidget's Body
6. Jorge Luis Borges - The Mirror Man (1999)
7. George Kuchar - Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966)
8. Jean Genet - Un Chant d'Amour (1950)
9. Arena - Robert Mapplethorpe (1988)
10. Ken Russell - Always on Sunday (1965)


Ten down-and-dirty pulp novels you need to read, from the Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society:


1. QUEENPIN by Megan Abbott
2. MONEY SHOT by Christa Faust
3. SONGS OF INNOCENCE by Richard Aleas
4. THE FABULOUS CLIPJOINT by Fredric Brown
5. WHEN THE SACRED GINMILL CLOSES by Lawrence Block
6. MIAMI PURITY by Vicki Hendricks
7. THE GETAWAY MAN by Andrew Vachss
8. THE VENGEFUL VIRGIN by Gil Brewer
9. QUARRY by Max Allan Collins
10. INTO THE VOLCANO by Forrest DeVoe, Jr. Ten down-and-dirty pulp novels you need to read, from the Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society:

The Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society is a New York-based book club, founded in 2011, whose hundreds of members have met and red topless in dozens of locations around New York City, where female toplessness is legally permitted anywhere male toplessness is.