On Art and Artists

The majority of the On Art and Artists collection represents almost 40 years of producing and acquiring interviews with contemporary artists, architects, theorists, and critics. The collection features interviews made by the Video Data Bank and co-founders Lyn Blumenthal & Kate Horsfield, as well as by other individual producers and producing organizations such as Artists Television Network, Long Beach Museum of Art, and the University of Colorado visiting artist program. In addition, the collection includes a number of titles relating to the artists' process, including experimental documentaries and profiles.

Tom Poole: An Interview
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Tom Poole was executive director of Pittsburgh Community Television, a cable access network committed to alternative media. His has a history of working as a media activist and has produced work with Free Speech TV and Deep Dish TV. Interview by...

 

Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews

Tags: activism, african-american, film or videomaking, interview, vdb interviews

Rima Yamazaki, Color on Colors
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Satoshi Uchiumi, Japanese abstract painter, believes that the beauty of painting lies within paint itself. He has pursued beauty by painting thousands of colored dots. He has also become known for his ability to highlight the relationship between...

 

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

Tags: artist portraits, artist spaces, documentary, interview, painting, visual art

Rima Yamazaki, JAMES CASEBERE and Landscape with Houses
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Since the mid1970s, James Casebere has been making photographs of tabletop models which he builds in his studio. The subject of his work ranges from suburban interiors to institutional structures, inspired by political events and social issues....

 

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

Tags: artist portraits, artist spaces, documentary, interview, mixed media, photography, sculpture

Tom Palazzolo, Vivian Maier Photographer
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This 12-minute video by Tom Palazzolo and Chicago writer Jack Helbig tells the story of the recently discovered Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier. Though she was unknown in her lifetime, her extensive body of work is rewriting the history...

 

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

Tags: art history, artist portraits, chicago art, city, documentary, history, outsider art, photography, portrait

Matt Wolf, I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard
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Modesty, whimsy, and clarity of design grace the work of Joe Brainard (1941-1994), an artist and writer whose evocations of memory and desire perhaps found their greatest expression in his memoir-poem I Remember.

 

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

Tags: aids/hiv, artist portraits, city, documentary, lgbt, poetry, portrait

Anecdotal Evidence, Jem Cohen
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A musical portrait of Vic Chesnutt and company recording the song, CHAIN.

The piece was shot during the recording session for the album, At the Cut, at the Hotel2Tango studio in Montreal, and features appearances by...

 

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: artist portraits, artist spaces, documentary, music, portrait

Cecilia Dougherty, Kevin & Cedar
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I arranged a visit to poet/novelist Kevin Killian’s South of Market apartment in San Francisco to shoot a portrait of him, and when I arrived he had a guest, poet Cedar Sigo. They had corresponded earlier, but were meeting for the first time, and...

 

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: aids/hiv, artist portraits, city, documentary, interview, poetry

Cecilia Dougherty, The Writers Series
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The Writers Series is a series of video portraits of writers whose work I love.

-- Cecilia Dougherty

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Artist Compilations

Tags: aids/hiv, artist portraits, city, documentary, feminism, interview, language, lgbt, literature, poetry, portrait

2000 | 10:16
Cecilia Dougherty, Eileen
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This video is an unabashed fan letter to poet Eileen Myles. As in Laurie, my desire was to romanticize the poet, but not through her writing so much as through her reputation as the natural born child of the New York School and the Beats...

 

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: artist portraits, city, documentary, interview, poetry