Video Art Was Born Subversive

Davidson Gigliotti

In Video Art Was Born Subversive, Davidson Gigliotti outlines the political impulse of early video art and its antagonism towards television as the dominant shaper of public opinion.  By describing the subversive motivations of early video artists to challenge the manipulation of the viewing public they saw occurring at the hands of television news programing, they took up alternative media as a way to expand public opinion through the representation of non-normative images and ideas.