Curated by Video Data Bank
As the expansiveness of video and its accompanying new technologies continues to transform our culture and our world, another historical tension is developing—not unlike the technological revolution seen at the last turn of the century. That tension is felt, analyzed, and articulated in all of these recent experimental videos—a tension oscillating between the expansive promise of global communications that inspire new freedoms and social patterns on one hand, and the use of new media forms to simply reinforce existing hierarchies and capitalistic power structures on the other. The spectre of a "brave new world" looms on the horizon—one that is sanitized, homogenized, commodified, and Americanized: the new McLennium.
Curated by Mindy Faber.