Blumenthal/Horsfield

Lyn Blumenthal has been recognized as a leading and innovative experimental feminist media artist and teacher. Her multi-disciplinary body of work included videos, sculpture, drawings and critical essays.  She forged new directions and objectives for the field of independent video—not only creating important video pieces, but also envisioning alternative video as a critical voice within the culture, capable of exposing the numerous foibles and blind spots of mainstream media. Committed to the application of feminist theory to video practice, Blumenthal’s early ’80s art tapes investigate issues of women’s identity and sexuality as a crisis of representation. Her tapes weave together stunning visuals and theoretical analysis, most with an incisive humor that tears away the veil from cultural institutions such as television and the family.  Blumenthal was co-director of the Video Data Bank with Kate Horsfield from its founding in 1976 until her death in 1988.

Kate Horsfield received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1976 and in the same year co-founded the Video Data Bank with the late Lyn Blumenthal. Horsfield was Executive Director of the Video Data Bank from 1988 to 2006.  Horsfield and Blumenthal began their research in contemporary art in video by producing over 200 video interviews with contemporary artists, photographers and critics, including artists such as Lee Krasner, Romare Bearden, Alice Neel, Joseph Beuys, Buckminster Fuller, and Vito Acconci. This group of interviews has become one of the largest and most valuable primary collections of resource material on contemporary artists in the country.  Horsfield has also produced serveral thematic anthologies of video and collaborated with Nereyda Garcia-Ferraz on Ana Medieta: Fuego de Tierra.  From 1980 to 1999, she taught courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illiois, Chicago, and the University of Texas, Austin.  After her retirement from Video Data Bank in 2006, Horsfield has split her time between New York, NY and Austin, TX.

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Lucy Lippard 1974: An Interview 1974 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Ree Morton: An Interview 1974 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Joan Mitchell: An Interview 1974 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Marcia Tucker 1974: An Interview 1974 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Agnes Martin 1974: An Interview 1974 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Pat Steir 1975: An Interview 1975 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Nancy Graves 1975: An Interview 1975 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Judy Chicago: An Interview 1975 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Nancy Grossman 1975: An Interview 1975 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Alice Neel: An Interview 1975 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Louise Bourgeois: An Interview 1975 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Betty Parsons: An Interview 1975 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Judy Chicago: The Dinner Party 1976 On Art and Artists, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Chantal Akerman: An Interview 1976 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Robert Heineken: An Interview 1976 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan: An Interview 1976 On Art and Artists, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Miriam Schapiro: An Interview 1976 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Agnes Martin 1976: An Interview 1976 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Robert Irwin: An Interview 1976 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Jennifer Bartlett: An Interview 1976 On Art and Artists, Interviews order video    add to wish list
Louise Fishman: An Interview 1977 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Stan Brakhage: An Interview 1977 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Philip Pearlstein: An Interview 1977 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Alex Katz: An Interview 1977 On Art and Artists, Interviews order video    add to wish list
Sol Lewitt: An Interview 1977 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
A.D. Coleman: An Interview 1977 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Meredith Monk: An Interview 1977 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Laurie Anderson: An Interview 1977 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Marcia Tucker 1977: An Interview 1977 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Alice Aycock: An Interview 1977 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Elizabeth Murray 1977: An Interview 1977 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Audrey Flack: An Interview 1978 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Ron Gorchov: An Interview 1978 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Nancy Graves 1978: An Interview 1978 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Miyoko Ito: An Interview 1978 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Nathan Lyons: An Interview 1978 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Jim Dine: An Interview 1978 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Mary Miss: An Interview 1978 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Michelle Stuart: An Interview 1978 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Doug Hollis: An Interview 1978 On Art and Artists, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Hollis Frampton: An Interview 1979 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Lucy Lippard 1979: An Interview 1979 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Arlene Raven: An Interview 1979 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Charles Simonds: An Interview 1979 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Eleanor Antin: An Interview 1979 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
John Baldessari: An Interview 1979 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Joan Brown: An Interview 1979 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Robert Ryman 1979: An Interview 1979 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Allan Kaprow: An Interview 1979 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
William T. Wiley: An Interview 1979 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Roger Brown: An Interview 1979 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Hans Haacke: An Interview 1980 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Estelle Jussim: An Interview 1980 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Lee Krasner: An Interview 1980 On Art and Artists, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Pat Steir 1980: An Interview 1980 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Chuck Close: An Interview 1980 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Joseph Beuys: An Interview 1980 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Rackstraw Downes: An Interview 1980 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Barbara Kruger: An Interview 1980 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Nancy Grossman 1981: An Interview 1981 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Rudy Burckhardt: An Interview 1981 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Jack Tworkov: An Interview 1981 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Buckminster Fuller: An Interview 1981 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Yvonne Jacquette: An Interview 1981 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Ed Paschke: An Interview 1982 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Joel Shapiro: An Interview 1982 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Nancy Spero: An Interview 1982 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Elizabeth Murray 1982: An Interview 1982 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Peter Schjeldahl: An Interview 1982 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Tom Lawson: An Interview 1983 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Vito Acconci: An Interview 1983 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Hollis Sigler 1983: An Interview 1983 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Phyllis Bramson: An Interview 1984 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Linda M. Montano 1984: An Interview 1984 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Martha Rosler: An Interview 1984 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Eric Fischl: An Interview 1984 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Susan Rothenberg: An Interview 1984 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Craig Owens: An Interview 1984 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Allen Ginsberg: An Interview 1988 On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles order video    add to wish list