Barbara Latham Videoworks: Volume 1

01:05:00 | 1 DVD

Collection: Single Artist Compilations, Early Video Art

Tags: Body, Feminism, Video History, Videoworks

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Barbara Latham Videoworks: Volume 1

The five videos featured here investigate video as a tool for storytelling and the construction of alternate identities. Ultimately Latham concludes that video is an unsatisfactory and cumbersome tool useful only for the creation of dislocated narratives.

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Feathers: An Introduction
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Feathers: An Introduction is a self-portrait centered on the story of Latham's grandmother’s comforter which, old and worn, scatters feathers everywhere. Displaying an arresting stage presence, Latham addresses the viewer as a potential friend or...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: autobiography, family, feminism, image processing, performance, video history

Arbitrary Fragments
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Using highly-manipulated and over-processed images, Latham investigates the process of video as inherently fragmented. Weaving together various people’s impressions of the artist and her work, the work demonstrates important parallels between video...

 

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: feminism, image processing, performance, video history

Barbara Aronofsky Latham, Curtain: An Untold Story
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In this video, the unseen narrator describes her inability to communicate to the camera what she wants to say and to whom she wants to say it. The curtain is the central metaphor for the piece, representing how Latham hides behind the video medium,...

 

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: feminism, performance, video history

Barbara Aronofsky Latham, Chained Reactions
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Unhinging the narrative conventions and stereotypical elements of the whodunit occult thriller, Chained Reactions is an update of film noir style. Calling on the cliches of gothic romance novels and television soap operas, Chained Reactions presents...

 

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: feminism, video history

Barbara Aronofsky Latham, Consuming Passions
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Illustrating the modern woman’s mantra “I shop therefore I am", Barbara Latham’s Consuming Passions examines the passion for sweets as a replacement for a sense of security and a source of erotic satisfaction.

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: body, feminism