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Peggy Ahwesh 2007: An Interview
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In this interview, American filmmaker, teacher, and video artist Peggy Ahwesh (b.1954) delves into the key figures and primary texts that...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: city, experimental film, film or videomaking, found footage, gender, interview, mental landscape, philosophy, vdb interviews

2013 | 14:56
Jesse McLean, Just Like Us
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A familiar landscape comprised of big box stores and parking lots proves a rich site for longing, intimacy, and radical change. Celebrities are observed in this environment and are reduced to ordinary beings in the process. An enigmatic...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: advertisement(s), consumer culture, landscape, mental landscape

Videofreex, Tosun Bayrak's Love America or Live
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The Videofreex document a street intervention by Turkish artist Tosun Bayrack (b.1926). The performance was to become a notorious example of the element of "shock" in contemporary art. Within the work:

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: art history, documentation, performance

2013 | 20:40
Platonic, Dani Leventhal
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In Dani Leventhal’s Platonic, geometric specters twirl in space; pet cats foam at the mouth; a little boy mistakes his junkie dad for a superhero; and a confused adolescent worries he has sired a centaur. Platonic references...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: love, mental landscape, portrait

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