Video Product

2015
Weight of Things

A 19th Century etching of a bedroom in the Palace of Versailles is animated and depicts the room in the midst of an earthquake. Every detail, from the moldings to the small figures in the hung paintings, trembles. Eventually all the elements — objects, furniture, decorative features — fall and pile-up on the floor. The once crowded walls are left empty, with only a few lines signifying the space. As the objects fall and break, their initial significance is questioned. The once strong, solid symbols of power and glorification fall and break to useless shreds on the floor.

2000
Lawrence Weiner: Hearts and Helicopters - A Trilogy

A three-part series featuring important new works by internationally renowned conceptual artist, Lawrence Weiner, these works continue the themes of role- and game-playing, and the use of language. There are times when concurrent multiple realities of place demand at least a simple attempt to determine who in fact has, and where is, this "place in the sun." Hearts and Helicopters occurs at that moment in the lives of four people.

 

2001
Lawrence Weiner: There are Things that Move Outside of Motion

A structure of Lawrence Weiner. Each functioning apart (akin to a 45 RPM record). Each functioning as a part of a whole. Attempting to ascertain what in fact is motion.

Originally a compilation of 4 CD-ROMs.

 

2016
Steve Reinke "Welcome to David Wojnarowicz Week"

Welcome to David Wojnarowicz Week is the follow up to A Boy Needs a Friend. Reinke proposes a new holiday with the motto MORE RAGE LESS DISGUST: David Wojnarowicz Week and takes us through his seven days of celebration.

2006
Well Dressed

This experimental documentary meditates on the space between two bodies and explores three key bodies in transition: the erotic "cruising" body, the transgender body, and the pregnant body.

2002
Well, Well, Well

An experimental video for electro-feminist-performance-artists Le Tigre, the early eighties MTV aesthetic unpacks a thoroughly current obsession: the hidden erotics of office supplies.

This title is also available on Elisabeth Subrin Videoworks.

2009
West Fingerboard Road

I could not remember anything about my childhood before the age of twelve. I made a decision to remember. West Fingerboard Road relays how I remembered my forgotten childhood memories, and references the writings of philosopher Gilles Deleuze that echo my ideas on memory and the process of remembering.

-- Susan Youssef

1989
Wet Dreams

Two young women confront careers in a world of violence, lust, and show-business. This student/teacher co-production I made at the San Francisco Art Institute is a colorful collage of digital dementia.

2003
Paul McCarthy, WGG (Wild Gone Girls)

Depicting a sailing party gone wrong, McCarthy questions the effects that violence and mutilation, both real and simulated, have on the viewer in contemporary culture.

This title is only available on Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image.

1996
"What are you doing with your fingers?"

"A piece about self-consciousness and the fearful noise of wind in the trees. Featuring myself as a woman who is lured into the garden by the cries of foliage, given a dinner she doesn't want by a mysterious organic being, and then turned into something else or maybe not.  My first foray into digital editing and special hand crafted frame-by-frame effects."

--Jennet Thomas

Digital video, live action, digital video effects, human pixelation and model animation. 

1998
What Farocki Taught

What Farocki Taught is literally and stubbornly a remake — that is, a perfect replica in color and in English, of Harun Farocki’s black and white, 1969 German language film, Inextinguishable Fire.

2004
What I'm Looking For

A woman sets out to photograph moments of intimacy. On an Internet dating site she writes: 'I'm looking for people who would like to be photographed in public revealing something of themselves...' What I'm Looking For, a 15-minute high definition video, documents this adventure; the connections formed at this intersection between virtual and actual public space. The video is a rumination on the nature of photography and the persistence of vision. It is a short tale of desire and control.

1982
What is Business?

Pursuing an answer to the title question, Segalove interviews kids, executives, consultants, etc., in order to educate herself as to the ins and outs of the financial world. Keen observations about wealth and success from experts are matched against Mr. Science demos and animated graphics in this somewhat mocking look at the culture of business. Segalove says, “What Is Business? is about growing up. The first building I would have blown up in '68 was the business building. Now, students are just going to college to get an MBA. That’s all you hear about.

1986
What You Mean We?

Strapped for time due to her busy schedule of personal appearances, Anderson creates a rather clumsy looking clone to take over and keep up her artistic production. Anderson plays both parts, pitting the chain-smoking, productive male half against the laid-back female half. In the end, one highly successful clone begets another clone, a situation spoofing the rise and fall of the '80s art star.

1970

This early Videofreex production exemplifies the type of imaginative approach that the collective adopted when exploring the medium of video, and how, in many ways, this balance of play and experimentation defined and unified the group's work from the very start.