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Art Institute of Chicago Video Data Bank

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Works: 1,285 works in 1,858 publications in 2 languages and 7,195 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Biography  Experimental films  Short films  Drama  Documentary films  Personal narratives  Periodicals 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: N6494.V53, 709.04
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Surveying the first decade video art and alternative media in the U.S. by Chris Hill ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A comprehensive two-volume, eight program package on the history of experimental and independent video in the U.S. between 1968 and 1980"--Program notes
The couple in the cage a Guatianaui odyssey ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a series of 1992 performances, Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gómez-Peña decked themselves out in primitive costumes and appeared before the public as "undiscovered AmerIndians" (an aboriginal couple from Guatianaui, a fictional island off the coast of Mexico), locked in a golden cage--an exercise in faux anthropology based on racist images of natives. Presented eight times in four different countries, these simple performances evoked various responses, the most startling being the huge numbers of people who didn't find the idea of "natives" locked in a cage objectionable. This provocative tape suggests that the "primitive" is nothing more than a construction of the West and uses comic fiction to address historical truths and tragedies. Color sequences of the display in various museums are contrasted with archival footage and still photographs showing various occasions when truly indigenous persons were put on public display at circuses, sideshows, and the like, emphasizing the response of the people viewing the Guatianaui couple
Profile ( )
in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spin ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Excerpts from 500 hours of "satellite feeds" taped by Springer during 1992; includes pre-broadcast and post-broadcast footage from network sources (makeup sessions, off-camera discussions), broadcasts from various Presidential campaigns to local television stations for re-broadcast, from Pat Robertson's Christian network, local station feeds, and other sources of television never "broadcast", which illustrate the various uses of television by journalists, politicians, consultants and pressure groups to affect the political process, with much attention to the new role of television talk shows such as the Larry King Show in the political process
The videos of Sadie Benning by Sadie Benning ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eighteen-years-old Sadie Benning recorded thoughts and images of her nascent lesbianism with the help of a Fisher Price Pixelvision camera
Border art clásicos (1990-2005) an anthology of collaborative video works by Guillermo Gómez-Peña ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Multiple languages and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten examples of Gómex-Peña's work with other artists
Investigations of the phenomenal world space, sound, and light ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short film clips demonstrate the artists' attempts to extend structural and process-oriented investigations of space, sound and light in the video medium
Lost book found by Jem Cohen ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The result of over five years of Super-8 and 16mm filming on New York City streets. Lost Book Found combines documentary and narrative approaches into a complex meditation on city life. Influenced by the work of Walter Benjamin, Cohen said "I found connections between the street vendor, Benjamin's 'flaneur', and my own work as an observer and collector of ephemeral street life"
Approaching narrative "there are problems to be solved" ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works in this videocassette establish inventive formal staging for epic story-telling. These projects have no interest in seducing an audience into accepting a semless narrative illusion of reality. Instead, problems are constructed around and audience's understaning of the real and construction of their attention. Audiences have to work to derive meaning from videotapes that seek to rupture expectations of narrative closure and illusions of an authorial point of view. Problems to be solved are housed in radically revisioned theaters, and the experimental pieces also challenge public storytelling and seek to decentralize cultural mythmaking by inventing new forms of theatrical space
Gendered confrontations ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These feminist video works challenge the reigning but waning modernist and materials-based discourse of the '70s, as well as psychoanalytic theory and the construction of the subject. Video is used to examine one's own life and the experiences of female friends and family, and to question one's own relationship to what is coming to be understood as "her"/history. As histories of women in the arts and in society are explored, critical attention is also focused onto speculation about the existence of an essential female aesthetic, and the position of women as objects of the (male) gaze
Ana Mendieta fuego de tierra ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and work of Cuban artist Ana Mendieta. Includes an interview with the artist by Tony Martinez. Also includes internviews with her family, friends and colleagues
Explorations of presence, performance, and audience ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The artists included in this video anthology moved into video from performance, sculpture, photography, writing, and dance. They used the video camera and monitor as time-based tools to investigate perception or as performative strategies within the paradoxically intimate and distanced theater of the monitor. In most of the pieces, the performer constructs an active relationship with the audience, and the viewer's awareness is specifically acknowledged under both live and remote viewing conditions
Measures of distance ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A leter from a Palestinian woman living in war-torn Lebanon to her daughter (whom she has not seen for years), and a series of photographs of the woman, subtly convey effects of war and exile on personal and cultural life, and nuances of family relationships
Decentralized communications projects ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Representative works of the effort to redefine the asymmetrical relationship between production/transmission and reception/consumption in American telecommunications systems
Performance of video imaging tools ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examples of the artists' inquiries into the development and application of analog and eventually digital tools that translated energy and time into video imaging systems
Critiques of art and media as commodity and spectacle ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examples of early attempts to use video to document performances or deliver manifestos about art as commodity
A woman who -- selected works of Yvonne Rainer, [1966-2002] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This 2-DVD collection features five early films, a historically important dance and a recent work by media artist and choreographer Yvonne Rainer, and a documentary portrait by Charles Atlas. The collection includes a booklet featuring writings on the artist's work by Bill Horrigan, Carrie Lambert and Sally Banes, as well as a detailed biography, bibliography and videography of Yvonne Rainer." -- Video Data Bank Web site
Independents address television ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrates how early documentary producers worked to establish relationships with broadcast television that would deliver their independently conceived and produced television to large broadcast audiences
Border brujo ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consists of a performance by Guillermo Gomez-Peña which addresses the problems, frustrations, discrimination, and stereotyping commonly faced by Mexican-Americans in the U.S
Pistolary! films and videos by Peggy Ahwesh : three DVDs with essays ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Drawing from horror films, psychoanalysis, and the writings of Bataille, her films and videos are sublime studies of culturally complex subjects: sexual pleasure, relationships, and notions of the self"--Conversations at the edge
 
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