Nancy Buchanan: Video Viewpoints

1983 | 00:20:45 | United States | English | Color

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: Artist Portraits, Documentation, Film or Videomaking, Interview, Visual Art

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In this interview video and performance artist Nancy Buchanan discusses her feminist and political work. Buchanan comments upon the advantages of video over performance in terms of accessibility—the ability for her videos to circulate and reach audiences she physically cannot, and their brevity and completed form—and her strategies to create an atmosphere for change. This Video Portrait features two of Buchanan’s videos in their entireties: the anti-nuclear weapons work An End to All Our Dreams (1982) and the more straightforwardly feminist Webs (1983). The videos are framed by interview segments with Kathy Rae Huffman, curator at the Long Beach Museum of Art.

This video was produced in connection with the exhibition Shared Realities: Media, Arts & Issues, a survey of a decade of feminist art works.