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Art Institute of Chicago Video Data Bank

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Works: 1,572 works in 2,240 publications in 2 languages and 8,293 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Short films  Experimental films  Nonfiction films  Exhibition catalogs  History  Interviews  Personal narratives  Biography  Biographical films 
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. by Chris Hill( Visual )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation (in 9 Programs on 9 cassettes subdivided into 2 volumes) of selected video art productions as well as short documentaries and experimental films made in the United States by various filmmakers in the 1970's and 1980's
The couple in the cage : a Guatianaui odyssey( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 180 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
Surveying the first decade : video art and alternative media in the U.S.( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 133 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
Profile( )

in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Snyder: An Interview( Visual )

in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Snyder is a Chicago-based composer, video artist, and author who has been experimenting with sound and video synthesis since the 1960s. As a musician, his interest has always been in the relationship between music and visual imagery. In Snyder’s work, music is the central generative source of meaning, although he also creates a dialogue between the sound and images of nature and architecture... Interview by Rafael Franca
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 61 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
A woman who -- : selected works of Yvonne Rainer, [1966-2002]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 59 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
The videos of Sadie Benning by Sadie Benning( Visual )

4 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://www.vdb.org
Border art clásicos (1990-2005) an anthology of collaborative video works( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten examples of Gómex-Peña's work with other artists
Measures of distance : a video tape by Mona Hatoum( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 51 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
Ana Mendieta : fuego de tierra by Ana Mendieta( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 50 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
Pistolary! : films and videos by Peggy Ahwesh : three DVDs with essays( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 49 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
Fast trip, long drop by Gregg Bordowitz( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 48 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
Grapefruit( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 47 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
Shulie( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this re-presentation of a 1967 documentary on Shulamith Firestone, the film maker questions the boundaries of fiction and documentary. She explores the conditions of a woman's representation and comments on the impact of feminism today
Approaching narrative : "there are problems to be solved"( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 46 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 45 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
The gringo in mañanaland : a musical by DeeDee Halleck( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 42 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
The dead weight of a quarrel hangs : a three part project( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the possibilities and limits of writing a history of the Lebanese wars (1975-1991), documenting not what happened but what can be imagined, what can be said, what can be taken for granted, what can appear as rational, sayable, and thinkable about the wars. Raad incorporates slides, notebook pages, and videotape excerpts as historical artifacts attributed to imaginary sources
 
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