The Vasulka Effect
The Vasulkas: pioneers of video art, lifetime hackers and grandparents of the "YouTube Generation". Now they try to archive their body of work.
The Vasulkas are struggling in their retirement years to archive their body of work. By a fluke they are rediscovered by the art world that had forgotten them. People and institutions are all of a sudden fighting over who will represent them when they are gone. The film examines intimately the artistic process of the two who by chance of fate were bound by a last name and ended up profoundly affecting our times through their experiments in the electronic medium of video. We follow their story and how this art movement caught the spirit of the times and eventually impacted the lives of millions through computers and technology.