Curtain: Untold Story

1979 | 00:03:21 | United States | English | Color

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Feminism, Performance, Video History

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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, as well as how the medium presents an obstacle to the artist, functioning as a cumbersome intermediary to expression.

This title is also available on Barbara Latham Videoworks: Volume 1.