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.

Encounters I May or May Not Have Had With Peter Berlin
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Encounters I May Or May Not Have Had With Peter Berlin deals primarily with monumentality, narcissism and the ways in which our heroes are embedded into our identities, and manifested through the body. Through a variety of gestures,...

 

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

Tags: camp, experimental film, interview, lgbtq, sexuality

Tom Kalin: An Interview
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Tom Kalin is a screenwriter, film director, producer, and educator. As a key figure in New Queer Cinema, his work focuses on the portrayal of gay sexuality both in the age of AIDS and historically. Informed by his work with two AIDS...

 

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

Tags: activism, aids/hiv, experimental film, interview, lgbtq, sexuality, vdb interviews, visiting artists program

Ming Wong: An Interview
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Ming Wong creates videos that explore performance and issues of race and gender. Born in Singapore, of Chinese heritage and now based in Berlin, his work examines cross-cultural experiences by appropriating scenes of iconic world cinema. Wong casts...

 

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

Tags: art history, autobiography, body, experimental film, film theory, gender, hollywood, interview, language, lgbtq, performance, post-colonialism, sexuality, vdb interviews

Sara Magenheimer: An Interview
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Sara Magenheimer earned her MFA at Bard in 2013 and has since shown her work internationally in Canada, Iceland, the Czech Republic, and Denmark. Her cross-disciplinary practice plays with the juxtaposition between the form and content of language,...

 

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

Tags: interview, language, mental landscape, sound, vdb interviews

Ann Cvetkovich: An Interview
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Ann Cvetkovich is the Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  She is the author of a number of books and works also with documentary film, memoirs...

 

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

Tags: lgbtq, memory, vdb interviews

Louis Henderson: An Interview
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Louis Henderson’s work focuses on anti-colonialism and criticizing the neocolonialisation of cyberspace.  Born in England in 1983, he graduated from London College of Communication and Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains. He...

 

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

Tags: history, interview, post-colonialism

Kidlat Tahimik: An Interview
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Kidlat Tahimik is a Filipino filmmaker, writer and actor who takes his name from the Tagalog translation of “silent lightning.” Known as the “Father of Philippine Independent Cinema,” his contemplative films are associated with the Third Cinema...

 

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

Tags: film or videomaking, interview, vdb interviews

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Largely focused on the critical use of language both archaic and contemporary, poet Caroline Bergvall’s work asks questions about cultural identity and feminism and explores challenging or unknown historical and political events. She works across...

 

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

Tags: feminism, lgbtq, literature, poetry, vdb interviews

Juliana Huxtable: An Interview
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Juliana Huxtable was born in Texas and studied at Bard College, NY. An artist working across video, photography, poetry, and music, her practice demands a reexamination of the canon of art history in order to break the cycle of misrepresentation and...

 

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

Tags: african-american, body, feminism, lgbtq, trans-sexuality