In November 2015, XFR Collective hosted a Video Transfer Station installation at MIX NYC, an annual queer experimental film festival. In addition to offering free video digitization services by appointment, the Station offered a space to discuss strategies for preserving personal and community media. Visitors were invited to watch videos as they were transferred, browse our little library, and ask questions of Collective members. We believe that it is important to include “preservation” as part of the conversation around queer visual history.
You can watch what XFR transferred during MIX 2015 over at the Internet Archive by clicking here.
After the success of the 2015 station, XFR returned with mobile transfer racks to MIX in 2016 and 2017.
The original call for participation page may be found here.