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Art Institute of Chicago Video Data Bank

Works: 1,465 works in 2,064 publications in 2 languages and 7,875 library holdings
Genres: Short films  Documentary films  Experimental films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  History  Biography  Personal narratives 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1995.9.E96, 702.81
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Surveying the first decade video art and alternative media in the U.S.( Visual )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 324 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 )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance artists Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco travel and appear before the public in four different countries as two "Guatinaui Indians", members of a fictional "newly discovered" tribe who had agreed to be displayed at malls and museums around the world, after the manner of human exhibition in the 19th and early 20th centuries. These performances are intercut with archival footage of humans displayed in cages as freaks and curiosities. Conceived as a "satirical comment on the past", the performances evoke various responses, including huge numbers of people who are convinced they are real and do not find the idea of "natives" locked in a cage objectionable
Profile( )

in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman who -- selected works of Yvonne Rainer, [1966-2002] by Yvonne Rainer( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of recent works by or about performer, filmmaker, and choreographyer Yvonne Rainer
Spin( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 63 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
Lost book found by Jem Cohen( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 62 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"
The world of George Kuchar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of 26 short and experimental films, plus an interview
Border art clásicos (1990-2005) an anthology of collaborative video works by Guillermo Gómez-Peña( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten examples of Gómex-Peña's work with other artists
The videos of Sadie Benning by Sadie Benning( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A compilation of Sadie Benning's video works produced between 1989 and 1998. Sadie Benning is a lesbian videomaker who began making videos when she was 15 years old using a Fisher-Price Pixelvision toy camera. Benning's early works were made in the privacy of her childhood bedroom, using scrawled and handwritten text from diary entries to record the thoughts and images that reveal the longings and complexities of a developing identity. Evoking in turn playful seduction and painful honesty, Benning's floating, close-up camera functions as a witness to her intimate diaristic revelations and as an accomplice in defining her evocative experimental form. Her work emerges from a place half-innocent and half-adult, with all the honesty, humor, and real desperation of a personality trapped and uncomfortable, just coming to self-awareness. Her more recent work moves beyond the Pixelvision camera into animation and film"--Http://
Grapefruit( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring an all-female cast, this film plays with the romanticized history of the iconic Fab Four, gently mocking John and Yoko's banal squabbles and obsessive rituals of self-display. The film works on many levels to reposition the mythic tale of the Beatles boy's life by casting '80's women in mod drag, effectively mapping the lesbian sub-culture onto heterosexual mass culture. Discounting the importance of historical accuracy, Dougherty gives an incisive reading of the creation of pop culture icons with John Lennon portrayed as a projection of our society's collective needs and desires
Measures of distance a video tape by Mona Hatoum( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 52 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
Gendered confrontations( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 51 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 51 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
Fast trip, long drop by Gregg Bordowitz( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the spring of 1988, video-maker/activist Gregg Bordowitz tested HIV-antibody positive. He then quit drinking and taking drugs and came out to his parents as a gay man. This imaginative autobiographical documentary began as an inquiry into these events and the cultural climate surrounding them. While writing the film, a close friend was diagnosed with breast cancer and his grandparents were killed in a car accident. The cumulative impact of these events challenged his sense of identity, the way he understood his own diagnosis, and the relationships between illness and history"--Video Data Bank website
Pistolary! : films and videos by Peggy Ahwesh : three DVDs with essays( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 45 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
Border brujo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 42 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
Miranda July videoworks( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlanta: Interview of a 12-year-old Olympic swimmer and her mother (both played by July) during the athlete's preparation for the 1996 summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. The amateurist: A video about surveillance, identity, watching and being watched. Nest of tens: children and adults in unusual scenarios, linked by a lecturer enumerating phobias. Getting stronger everyday: an abstract representation of two boys who have been abducted and then returned to their families and their inability to reintegrate into those families
The great mojado invasion (the 2nd US-Mexican War) by Guillermo Gomez-Pena( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer/performer Guillermo Gomez-Pena & Filmmaker Gustavo Vasquez combine Chicano wit and political vision to create an ironic, post-millennial and postmodern look at the future of the Mexican-American living in the United States
The gringo in mañanaland a musical( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the turn of the century, popular media in the U.S. have promoted a stereotyped image of Latin America in order to justify the concept of U.S. dominance in the hemisphere. The Gringo in Mañanaland uses travelogues, dramatic films, industrial films, newsreels, military footage, geographical textbook illustrations, and political cartoons to take a detailed look at United States media representations of Latin America."--Video Data Bank web site
Production notes fast food for thought by Jason Simon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of production notes for television commercials advertising fast foods. Each ad is shown at regular speed and then played again at a slow speed along with audio from the artistic director's notes from the advertising agency to the film company describing the look, target audience, actors, setting, actions, etc. for the commercial. Production notes can be used to teach students about how ads target audiences and how TV commercials are constructions of reality. It can also be used to analyze gender, social, and occupational stereotypes from across cultures
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