Curated Compilations

Curated compilations are multiple titles programmed around a particular subject or theme. The majority of these were produced by the Video Data Bank.
Birthday Suit with scars and defects, Lisa Steele
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How useful is personal testimony to History? The most abstract of all the works that focus on personal narrative in this program is certainly Lisa Steele’s Birthday Suit with scars and defects, in which the artist gently caresses every scar on her...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: architecture, body, expedition/travel, family, feminism, middle east, politics, post-colonialism

(Posthume) (Posthumous), Ghassan Salhab
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This program presents different approaches to looking at war, and to using images of war. My Friend Imad and the Taxi is an unfinished work from two amateur filmmakers, both passionate about film, who lived in Beirut in the eighties when the city...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: european film/video, experimental film, family, future, media analysis, middle east, music, photography, politics, surveillance, war

Detail, Avi Mograbi
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Border situations have inspired writers, artists and filmmakers, particularly within the context of divisions and border control within the Middle East. Who draws the borders? What are the effects of imposing them, of imposing checkpoints? This...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: body, eastern european, family, landscape, middle east, war

Intensive Care, Hatice Güleryüz
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Named after Hatice Güleryüz’s haunting short film, with its disturbing yet iconic images, this program presents unsettling situations narrated with both considerable emotional investment and critical distance. In her work Intensive Care, Güleryüz...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: animation, body, eastern european, expedition/travel, history, middle east, music, performance, politics, youth/childhood

House Hold, Guy Ben-Ner
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This first program deals with stories of captivity. To start, Hostage: The Bachar tapes by Walid Raad presents us with an imagined hostage presumably held in custody along with the American hostages in Lebanon during the 1980’s. Raad’s work reflects...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: autobiography, crime or violence, diary, documentary, environment, family, jewish, landscape, media analysis, middle east, politics, sexuality, war

Surveying the First Decade: Volume 1
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This comprehensive anthology on the history of experimental and independent video is an essential tool for teachers, libraries, and researchers. Volumes 1 and 2 include over 16 hours of historic video on eight thematically curated programs,...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, DVD Box Sets

Tags: feminism, gender, performance, video history

Surveying the First Decade: Volume 2
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This comprehensive package on the history of experimental and independent video is an essential tool for teachers, libraries, and researchers. Volumes 1 and 2 include over 16 hours of historic video on eight thematically curated programs, exploring...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, DVD Box Sets, Early Video Art

Tags: activism, documentary, image processing, video history

Surveying the First Decade: Video Art and Alternative Media in the U.S.  1968-19
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Since its original release in 1995, this comprehensive two-volume, eight-program package on the history of experimental and independent video curated by Christine Hill was available only on VHS tape. The DVD launch brings this essential tool for...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, DVD Box Sets

Tags: activism, art history, documentary, feminism, gender, image processing, performance, video history

1998 | 1:11:45
I Say I Am: Program 2
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The tapes in Facing the Self: Program 2 are organized around the appearance of the female form, particularly the face. Using at times elaborate, but more often very limited, visual means and divergent visual and theatrical strategies, each tape...

 

Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: feminism, performance