VideoStudio: Playback is the first exhibition in a series of programs dedicated to work made in the late twentieth century that reflect the influence of dance and avant-garde theater as well as contemporaneous social concerns on early uses of video by artists. Emphasizing improvisation, collaboration and innovative uses of technology, the artists in the exhibition include Houston Conwill (b. 1947), Maren Hassinger (b. 1947), Fred Holland (b. 1951), Ishmael Houston-Jones (b. 1951), Ulysses Jenkins (b. 1946), Senga Nengudi (b. 1943) and Howardena Pindell (b. 1943). Organized by Exhibition Coordinator and Program Associate Thomas J. Lax, Playback is the fourth installment of VideoStudio, an ongoing series of video and film installations inaugurated in fall 2008.