California-based Janice Tanaka is considered a pioneer in the use of processed images within experimental narrative form. She brings a painter’s sensibility to her intricately textured video collages that blend social and political observations, philosophical inquiries, and personal introspection. Her work uses original footage, appropriated media images, and densely layered electronic processing to transform the autobiographical into the universal. Her videos treat issues of Asian American history and identity, from the enduring trauma of internment camps during World War II to the blending of cultural values from the Old to New World.
Available Titles by Janice Tanaka
|Beaver Valley||1980||Early Video Art, Single Titles|
|Duality Duplicity||1980||Single Titles|
|Memories from the Department of Amnesia||1989||Single Titles|
|No Hop Sing, No Bruce Lee||1998||Single Titles|
|Swimming in Air||2006||Single Titles|
|Who's Going to Pay for These Donuts Anyway?||1992||Single Titles|