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S.He

Bill Seaman

1983, 11:02 min, color, sound

 

Sabda

Daniel Reeves

1984, 14:55 min, color, sound

 

Saga sachets (Légende du Val de l'Ourthe et de l'Amblève

Danièle and Jacques Louis Nyst

1989, 26:26 min, color, sound

 

Sahara/Mojave

Leslie Thornton

2006, 12 min, color, sound

Thornton describes Sahara/Mojave as a "little trip to Hollywood via North Africa, circa 1900. I hone an 'aesthetics of uncertainty' to question our understanding of the real." Here Thornton pairs two disparate media sources, a collection of vintage erotic North African postcards and video...

 

Salt Creek

Seoungho Cho

1998, 16:15 min, color, sound

 

Saludos Amigos!

Jaime Davidovich

1984, 21 min, color, sound

In this episode of The Live! Show, created in collaboration with Texas Tech University, "Dr. Videovich" goes to Texas. He takes the pulse of the public by asking the residents of the town of Lubbock for their opinions on art, television, and art-on-television. An affectionate portrait of a...

 

Same Shoes

Phyllis Baldino 

1994, 14:26 min, color, sound

Employing characteristically minimal trappings and camera work, Baldino explores a concept through the manipulation of simple props and tools. Here two pairs of shoes, two outfits and an ingenious visual "trick" serve to open up questions of gender and performance. As in many of Baldino's tapes, ...

 

Sanctus

Barbara Hammer

1990, 18:16 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video

 

Sand Saga

Shana Moulton

2008, 10:32 min, color, sound

In Sand Saga, Moulton's alter ego Cynthia again gains access to a parallel universe via the transformative powers of New Age body treatments and domestic objects. After applying a facial beauty mask, she moves through an environment energized with Southwestern motifs and rituals, from sculpted...

 

Sandra

Stanya Kahn

2009, 31:04 min, color, sound

Framed by her wish to document her burial plans, the artist's mother recounts her tenure as a shipyard worker, armed revolutionary, atheist, and partner of a thief, ruminating on how meaning is made. Humor rewrites trauma in a new read of the past.

 

Save Sex

Barbara Hammer

1993, 1:00 min, color, sound

 

SAY I'M A JEW

Pier Marton

1985, 28:21 min, color, sound

 

Scape-mates

Ed Emshwiller

1972, 28:16 min, color, sound

 

Scénario du Film Passion

Jean-Luc Godard with J. Bernard Menoud, Anne-Marie Miéville, and Pierre Binggeli. 

1982, 54 min, color, sound, French with English subtitles.

 

Schizy

Barbara Hammer

1968, 4:00 min, color, silent, Super 8mm film on video

 

Screens for Recalling the Blackout

Alex Hubbard

2009, 8:50 min, color, sound

 

Script

John Baldessari 

1974, 50:25 min, b&w, sound, 16 mm film on video

Script is the opposite of an improvisational exercise. Seven couples, all amateurs, are handed pages from random movie scripts and instructed to enact the absurd text through force of imagination, without direction or knowledge of what the others are doing.

 

Scrub Study

C. Spencer Yeh

2009, 7:05 min, color, sound

 

Scrumped

Seoungho Cho

2016, 17:52 min, color, sound, HD video

 

Scrumped (Extended Version)

Seoungho Cho

2016, 31:31 min, color, sound, HD video

 

Seattle: Hidden Histories

Martha Rosler

1991-95, 12:12 min, color, sound

 

Second Grade Dreams

Maxi Cohen

1983, 4:22 min, color, sound

 

Second Hand

Vito Acconci 

1971, 2:47 min, color, silent, Super 8mm film on video

Documentation of an evening of three simultaneous performances (Terry Fox, Dennis Oppenheim, Vito Acconci), in January 1971. In each alcove a light bulb hangs from the ceiling above a canvas that covers the ground. In Acconci's alcove, a clock is hung on the back wall; staring at the second...

 

Second Spectacle

Stuart Sherman

1976, 45 min, color, sound

 

Secrecy: Help Me to Understand

Ulysses Jenkins

1994, 8 min, color, sound

 

Secret Horror

Michael Smith

1980, 13:38 min, color, sound

 

Secret of the Waterfall

Charles Atlas 

1982-83, 28:35 min, color, sound

The confluence of words and movement propels this multi-layered collaboration by Atlas, choreographer Douglas Dunn, and poets Anne Waldman and Reed Bye. Dunn's athletic choreography is performed to the rhythms, cadences, and associative meanings of the poets' "cascade of words," which function...

 

Secret Spill

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

1974, 27 min, b&w, sound

 

Secrets From the Street: No Disclosure

Martha Rosler

1980, 12:27 min, color, sound

 

Secrets of the Shadow World

George Kuchar

1989-99, 135 min, color, sound

 

See is Never all the Way Up and Passage...A Life Drawing

Willliam Roarty and Warner Jepson 

1974, 26:19 min, color, sound

 

See Through

Vito Acconci 

1970, 5 min, color, silent, Super 8mm film on video

Acconci spars with his close-up image in a mirror. He then breaks the mirror, destroying his image.

 

Seeking the Monkey King

Ken Jacobs

2011, 39:42 min, color, 5.1 surround sound, HD video

 

Seins Fiction II: Der Unbesiegbare

Gusztáv Hámos

1983-87, 21:10 min, b&w and color, sound

 

Selected Performances 1973

Rita Myers

1973, 21:45 min, b&w, sound

 

Selected Shorts #1

Kip Fulbeck

1990-91, 8:75 min, color, sound

 

Selected Treecuts

Steina

1980, 8:11 min, color, sound

 

Selected Works

Cynthia Maughan

1973-1978, 27:02 min, color and b&w, sound

This selection of short video works by Maughan includes sketches colored by her satirical wit and eclectic persona. In works such as Scar/Scarf, where she desperately tries to cover a scar with style, and The Way Underpants Really Are (1975), an unsexy reveal of her tattered, oversized...

 

Selected Works 1975-2000: Program 1

Mary Lucier

2001, 56:30 min, b&w, sound

EAI is pleased to present Mary Lucier's Selected Works 1975-2000, three newly restored and compiled programs that bring together eleven of the artists' major video works. Organized chronologically, these programs trace the essential themes that distinguish Lucier's work over three decades, from...

 

Selected Works 1975-2000: Program 2

Mary Lucier

2001, 53 min, color, sound

EAI is pleased to present Mary Lucier's Selected Works 1975-2000, three newly restored and compiled programs that bring together eleven of the artist's major video works. Organized chronologically, these programs trace the essential themes that distinguish Lucier's work over three decades, from...

 

Selected Works 1975-2000: Program 3

Mary Lucier

2001, 60 min, color, sound

EAI is pleased to present Mary Lucier's Selected Works 1975-2000, three newly restored and compiled programs that bring together eleven of the artist's major video works. Organized chronologically, these programs trace the essential themes that distinguish Lucier's work over three decades, from...

 

Selected Works: Reel 1

William Wegman

1970-71, 30:12 min, b&w, sound

 

Selected Works: Reel 2

William Wegman

1972, 14:19 min, b&w, sound

 

Selected Works: Reel 3

William Wegman

1972-73, 21:41 min, b&w, sound

 

Selected Works: Reel 4

William Wegman

1973-74, 20:33 min, b&w, sound

 

Selected Works: Reel 5

William Wegman

1974-75, 30:20 min, b&w, sound

 

Selected Works: Reel 6

William Wegman

1975-76, 19:38 min, b&w and color, sound

 

Selected Works: Reel 7

William Wegman

1976-77, 18:06 min, color, sound

 

Selected Works: Reel 8

William Wegman

1997-98, 25:52 min, color, sound

 

Selected Works: Reel 9

William Wegman

1999, 21:40 min, color, sound

 

Selections from the Eleventh Spectacle (The Erotic) and Eighth Spectacle (People's Faces)

Stuart Sherman

c.1979, 20 min, color, sound

Sherman may best be known for his solo Spectacle performances, which usually took the form of quick-paced interactions with everyday objects over a table top. He created and performed eighteen Spectacles in total, twelve of which he performed solo, and six with groups of collaborators. A...

 

Selections from the First Spectacle

Stuart Sherman

1975, 28:47 min, b&w, sound

 

Selections From the Library

Lawrence Andrews

1990, 4:44 min, color, sound

 

Semiotics of the Kitchen

Martha Rosler

1975, 6:33 min, b&w, sound

 

Semiotics of the Kitchen: An Audition

Martha Rosler

2011, 9:44 min, color, sound

In 2003, for A Short History of Performance, Part II, at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Rosler announced an open call for a live restaging of her seminal 1975 video piece Semiotics of the Kitchen. Twenty-six women participated in a rotating performance of Rosler's script at the Whitechapel....

 

Sensible Shoes

John Adams 

1983, 11:10 min, color, sound

 

Seoul Brother Report

Skip Blumberg

1986, 3:42 min, color, sound

 

SeOUL-NY/Fluxus Reunion

Stephen Vitiello with Linda Post and Janice Young

1995, 30 min, color, sound

 

Sesame Street Fay Ray Segments

William Wegman

1989, 10:40 min, color, sound

 

Sets

Cheryl Donegan

1997, 3:30 min, color, sound

 

Seventh Spectacle

Stuart Sherman

1976, 31 min, b&w, sound

Sherman may best be known for his solo Spectacle performances, which usually took the form of quick-paced interactions with everyday objects over a table top. He created and performed eighteen Spectacles in total, twelve of which he performed solo, and six with groups of collaborators. A...

 

Sex, Love, & Kung Fu

Kip Fulbeck

2000, 7 min, color, sound

 

Sexual Healing

Shigeko Kubota

1998, 4:10 min, color, sound

 

Sexy Sad I

Pipilotti Rist

1987, 4:36 min, color, sound

In this détourned music video, Rist trains her camera on the nude male body, challenging the tropes of the form and of pop culture in general. Her anonymous male subject is more puppet than star player as he flails helplessly, chasing a receding camera, accompanied by a cut-and-paste remix...

 

Shame On You (24 Coats)

Ursula Hodel

2002, 9:53 min, color, sound

Hodel tries on a huge collection of coats, of all varieties and colors, drawing them one after another from a pile on the floor.  Continuing her experiments with pacing and time, Shame on You plays out backwards, which turns the procedure into a mad, stilted dance, all accompanied by eerie...

 

Shanghaied Text

Ken Kobland

1996, 20 min, color, sound

In this first part of a projected series on the notion of landscape as 'artifact,' images of landscape and industrial history are interwoven and juxtaposed. Notions of 'civilization' and 'progress' are set against an apparently indifferent nature which continues calm and unchanged in the face...

 

Shape of a Right Statement

Wu Tsang

2008, 5:15 min, color, sound, HD video

 

She Don't Fade

Cheryl Dunye

1991, 23:48 min, b&w, sound

 

She Puppet

Peggy Ahwesh 

2001, 15 min, color, sound

Re-editing footage collected from months of playing Tomb Raider, Ahwesh transforms the video game into a reflection on identity and mortality. Trading the rules of gaming for art making, she brings Tomb Raider's cinematic aesthetics to the foreground, and shirks the pre-programmed "mission" of...

 

Shear

Bill Seaman

1987, 3 min, color, sound

 

Sheds

Jane Crawford and Robert Fiore 

2004, 22 min, color, sound

Produced for the 2004 Robert Smithson retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Sheds features newly compiled footage of two of the artist's key works: Partially Buried Woodshed and Mica Spread.

Partially Buried Woodshed, one of Smithson's iconic works, was executed at...

 

Shelly Silver: Selected Works

Shelly Silver

1986-90, 32 min, color, sound

Interweaving documentary, essay, and fiction, Silver explores how we negotiate cultural and popular narratives to arrive at definitions of the self. Shelly Silver: Selected Works brings together a number of her early video works, tracing her developing concerns with identity, narrative and...

 

Shifted From The Side

Lawrence Weiner

1972, 1 min, b&w, sound

"Shifted From the Side is stylistically similar to To And Fro. Fro And To. And To And Fro. And Fro and To, and was probably made the same afternoon, in the back of the Leo Castelli Gallery. The object used to demonstrate five possibilities (of what could, but not necessarily should, be the...

 

Shifted Horizon

Seoungho Cho

2009, 6:09 min, color, sound, HD video

A moody landscape of mountainous islands, recorded from a wave-tossed boat, is infused with the bobbing motions of the camera. In an effort to override the ever-shifting horizon, Cho splits the image into bands, each showing different vantages on the scene: the bluish outline of the islands,...

 

Shifters

Juan Downey

1984, 28:10 min, color, sound

 

Shoot

Vito Acconci 

1974, 10:18 min, color, sound

Shoot is a bold, theatrical work that merges the autobiographical with the cultural. Acconci's performance is an assault, a barrage of aggressive action, visuals and language. Acconci imitates the sounds of war, gunfire and explosion; he thrusts his face, stomach or penis onto the screen. His...

 

Show Your Tongue

Seoungho Cho

2005, 5:23 min, color, sound, HD video

The raw material of Show Your Tongue is a document of teeming pond life. Adding an electronic soundtrack and using powerful yet subtle digital manipulation, Cho creates an intense and at times disturbing work that ventures into the potentially dangerous waters of desire, fear, and the unknown.

 

shrinking.criticism

Tony Cokes

2009, 16:30 min, color, sound, HD video

Cokes writes, "One of the central ideas connecting my recent work is the view that working across multiple media is a strategy that can allow one to re-play and question the systemic features of cultural production under global capital. In 2008 I began to collaborate on a video / performance...

 

Shut the Fuck Up

General Idea

1984, 14 min, color, sound

From "Video Art in Canada" - V Tape

"...Using ironic and iconic excerpts from television and film from the 1960s, such as The Joker character from Batman and part of the historic footage of artist Yves Klein's painting and performance from Mondo Cane, General Idea examine the relationship...

 

Sibling Topics (section a)

Ryan Trecartin

2009, 50 min, color, sound, HD video

Sibling Topics (section a) is one of seven works in Trecartin's 2009-2010 Rotation. Kevin McGarry writes, "With the nature of nonsense thoroughly conveyed through the frenetic stasis of K-Corea INC. K's corporate logics, Sibling Topics reverses the pendulum, adopting a narrative and style that...

 

Sich selbst bei Laune halten (To Stay in a Good Mood)

Marcel Odenbach

1977-78, 12:51 min, color, sound

 

Sidney's War

Sigrid Hackenberg

1998, 6:05 min, b&w, sound

 

Silenced

Seoungho Cho

2013, 18:16 min, color, sound, HD video

 

Simonland

Tommy Turner

1984, 11:30 min, color, sound, Super 8mm film on video

 

Sink Or Swim

Lawrence Weiner

2003, 18 min, color, sound

Writes Weiner: "COLLAGED COMPONENTS COLLIDE IN THIS CARTOON - SINK OR SWIM LOOKS AS IF BUILT AS AN HOMAGE TO THE 'LOONEY TUNES' PREMISE THAT WHAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE MAKES PERFECT SENSE: AS LONG AS YOU EITHER BELIEVE - OR KNOW. A SIMPLE PRESENTATION OF A SLICE OF LIFE (EMPIRICAL REALITY) DOES...

 

Sir Drone

Raymond Pettibon. Featuring Mike Kelley

1989, 55:37 min, color, sound

 

SISKYAVI - The place of Chasms

Victor Masayesva, Jr.

1991, 28 min, color, sound

 

Sister Suzie Cinema

John Sanborn in collaboration with Lee Breuer and Bob Telson. 

1985, 22:33 min, color, sound

 

Site/Recite (a prologue)

Gary Hill

1989, 4:05 min, color, sound

 

Six Colorful Inside Jobs

John Baldessari 

1977, 32:53 min, color, silent, 16 mm film on video

Seen from a bird's eye view, a figure paints the walls and floor of a windowless room six times in six days, using each of the primary and secondary colors.

 

Six Colorful Tales: From the Emotional Spectrum (Women)

John Baldessari 

1977, 17:10 min, color, sound

In his photographic works, Baldessari uses the symbolic associations ascribed to colors as a signifying barometer of cultural and psychological meanings. Six Colorful Tales is a series of episodes — including Caught Red Handed (Shelley), Feeling Blue (Diane), and Apoplectic Violet (Christine) —...

 

Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication

Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville 

1976, 597 min, color, sound, French with English voice-over

 

Six Movements: Video Works from 1975

Dara Birnbaum

1975, 41:12 min, b&w, sound

Six Movements: Video Works from 1975 is a limited edition boxed set that represents Birnbaum's earliest experiments with the video medium. These six performance-based works, in which the artist explores a woman's psychological states through physical gestures, are raw, direct, and...

 

Sketches

Steina and Woody Vasulka

1970, 24:14 min, b&w, sound

The Vasulkas capture the countercultural spirit of the era in a series of performances by Jackie Curtis, Steina, Charles Hayworth, Helen Wong, Alfons Schilling, Thierry Benizeau and Daniel Nagrin. These "sketches" also reveal the Vasulkas' early experiments with electronic image manipulation.

 

Skin Matrix

Ed Emshwiller

1984, 16:57 min, color, sound

 

Skin Matrix S

Ed Emshwiller

1984, 8:46 min, color, sound

 

Sleep

Sigrid Hackenberg

1986, 9 min, b&w, sound

 

Slogans

Muntadas

1987, 8:35 min, color, sound

 

Slon Tango

Chris Marker

1993, 4:15 min, color, sound

 

Slow Angle Walk (Beckett Walk)

Bruce Nauman

1968, 60 min, b&w, sound

 

Slow Squeeze

Rita Myers

1973, 11:15 min, b&w, sound

In this newly restored performance tape, Myers constricts her body position to "fit" into the shrinking frame of a gradual camera zoom. In her reflexive use of video and closed-circuit monitoring, Myers explores the interface of real-time technology and human gesture.

 

small lies, Big Truth

Shelly Silver

1999, 18:49 min, color, sound

 

Smaller and Easier to Handle

Kristin Lucas

2003, 7:28 min, color, sound

Marked by Lucas' characteristically incisive take on techno-culture, Smaller and Easier to Handle presents a hallucinatory set-piece in which a nuclear family assumes the roles of a mutant operating theater, with surgeon, assistants, and a half-human, half-animal patient....

 

Smoove

Cory Arcangel in collaboration with Jamie Arcangel 

1996-2003, 2:24 min, color, sound

In Smoove, Arcangel satirizes the music video form, in particular the use of women to sell the music product. Arcangel presents a hyper-kinetic teenage girl, whose stylized, flailing mimicry of the kinds of dancing that one might see in a music video, combined with her insistent, near-manic...

 

Smothering Dreams

Daniel Reeves with Jon L. Hilton 

1981, 22:05 min, color, sound

 

Snake

Charlemagne Palestine

1974, 10:43 min, b&w, sound

 

Snap

Seoungho Cho

2006, 4:32 min, color and b&w, sound

Snap is a taut, minimalist work that explores the aesthetics of digital video production. Fingers and hands in close-up move fast, then slowly, to a soundtrack of stylized clicks and snaps, while intermittent flares of color burn through the original black and white footage. Snap pushes figure...

 

Snap 'n' Snatch

George Kuchar

1989, 5:22 min, color, sound

 

Snowflake

Muntadas

1976, 24 min, b&w and color, sound

Snowflake is one of more than a dozen newly restored works by Muntadas, including early media interventions and works produced for television, which were recently made available.

 

Snows

Carolee Schneemann

1967, 20:30 min, color and b&w, silent, 16 mm film on video

This is a newly restored version of documentation of the 1967 group performance Snows, which was built out of Schneemann's outrage and sorrows over the atrocities of the Vietnam War. An ethereal stage environment combining colored light panels, film projection, torn collage, hanging sacks of...

 

So Help Me Hannah

Hannah Wilke

1982, 29 min, color, sound

 

Sodium Vapor (including Constellation and Oracle)

Bill Viola

1979, released 1986, 14:41 min, color, sound

Writes Viola: "Sodium Vapor was recorded over a period of several weeks in the hours between one and five in the morning on the streets of an industrial area in lower Manhattan. The title derives from an interest in the particular qualities of sodium vapor street lighting — its characteristic...

 

Soft and Hard (A Soft Conversation on Hard Subjects)

Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville 

1985, 48:11 min, color, sound, French with English subtitles.

 

Soft Pain

Ante Bozanich

1982, 9:20 min, color, sound

 

Soft Targets & Keys to the Mission

Shalom Gorewitz

2004, 12 min, color, sound

Here Gorewitz brings together two new works, thematically related in their exploration of the climate of fear that has developed in the United States since 9/11. Of Soft Targets, Gorewitz writes: "[I] realized that anything I was recording was potentially a soft target for violent...

 

SoHo SoAp/Rain Damage

Shigeko Kubota

1985, 8:25 min, color, sound

 

Soldiers of a Recent and Forgotten War

Philip Mallory Jones

1981, 28 min, color, sound

 

Solo

Robert Cahen

1989, 4:22 min, color, sound

 

Solo!

James Byrne

1985, 28:31 min, color, sound

 

Solstice d'hiver

Gary Hill

1993, 60 min, color, sound

 

Sombra a Sombra

Daniel Reeves

1988, 15 min, color, sound

 

Some December

Andrew Lampert

2011, 7:05 min, color, sound

In Some December, Lampert assembles footage shot with a small digital video camera over the course of several days in December 2011. Exploring the implications of the camera's portability, Lampert uses its presence as a catalyst for a study of the different performative personae that...

 

Some Desperate Crime on my Head

Tom Kalin

2003, 2:57 min, color, sound

In a series of short pieces drawn from his ongoing feature film project Behold Goliath, Kalin further develops the method of on-screen, appropriated, literary texts that he employed in Third Known Nest. The title of the series is a reference to the stories of writer and critic Alfred Chester...

 

Some Fluxus

Larry Miller 

1991, 59 min, b&w and color, sound

This video documentary explores the breadth and diversity of Fluxus. Some Fluxus features performances from Miller's extensive archive, including works by Ay-O, Eric Anderson, George Brecht, Philip Corner, Jean Dupuy, Ken Friedman, Al Hansen, Geoffrey Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Joe Jones, Milan...

 

Some Manipulations

Jud Yalkut 

1969, 3:10 min, color, silent, 16 mm film on video

Some Manipulations depicts a series of 1969 performances at the Judson Church by Fluxus artists Jean Toche, Steve Young, Nam June Paik, and Al Hansen. However, it is no passive documentation: Yalkut's camera zooms into and out of discrete gestures and abstracted forms at high speed; he...

 

Some Questions for 28 Kisses

Kip Fulbeck

1994, 8:30 min, b&w and color, sound

 

Some Words I Mispronounce

John Baldessari 

1971, 2:20 min, b&w, sound

These two anecdotes are paradigmatic of Baldessari's investigations of language systems and meaning through disjunction and juxtaposition. In a strategy that recurs throughout his work, Baldessari presents the pieces as lessons, appearing first as teacher and then as student. Some Words I ...

 

Son of Oil

Tony Oursler

1982, 16:08 min, color, sound

 

Son of Sam and Delilah

Charles Atlas 

1991, 26:59 min, color, sound

Writes Atlas: "New York City 1988. Raging homophobia. A killer on the loose. Disco dancing till dawn. Performers struggle to survive. Delilah seduces Samson in song. Gender illusionists go shopping. Samson and Delilah, 1991. This tape is an entertaining amalgam of cross-cut scenes featuring New...

 

Song Poem (Trips Visits)

Robert Beck 

2001, 6:00 min, color, stereo sound

"Song Poem (Trips Visits) is a single-channel work I created using videotapes I found in second-hand stores, from home movies to hunting how-to tapes. It was created for a show titled Song Poems, which took as its departure a popular 1960-70s mail-order phenomenon, advertised in the back of...

 

Songdelay

Joan Jonas

1973, 18:35 min, b&w, sound, 16 mm film on video

 

Songs of the 80's

Doug Hall

1983, 15:53 min, color, sound

 

SONGS One Two Three

Leslie Thornton

2014, 13:38 min, color, sound, HD video

 

Sound Digressions in Seven Colors

Tony Oursler

2006, 12:59 min, color, sound

Oursler's longtime exploration of sound and music has led to numerous collaborations with acclaimed musicians and sound artists. Sound Digressions in Seven Colors is the single-channel version of the multi-channel projection installation of the same name, and features performances by Kim...

 

Sounding Board

Vito Acconci 

1971, 22 min, b&w, sound

Sounding Board documents Acconci's performance/installation of the same name, which was presented at A Space in Toronto in July 1971. The artist lies naked, face down on two upward-turned speakers, through which plays a Frank Zappa song as interpreted by Jean-Luc Ponty. The second performer is...

 

Soundings

Gary Hill

1979, 18:03 min, color, sound

 

Soup & Tart

Jean Dupuy

1974-75, 55:45 min, b&w, sound

Soup & Tart is a fascinating document of a marathon performance soiree organized by multimedia artist Jean Dupuy at the Kitchen on November 30, 1974. Dupuy invited over 30 downtown artists, musicians, and filmmakers to each give a two-minute performance. The audience was first served a...

 

Southern Voices

George Stoney

1985, 58:11 min, color, sound

 

Souvenir of Lebanon

Carolee Schneemann

1983-2006, 6 min, color, sound

Writes Schneemann: "Souvenir of Lebanon follows a long video pan through destroyed Palestinian and Lebanese villages. In 1982-83, Israeli ceaseless bombardments destroyed bridges, farms, roads, hospitals, schools, libraries, apartments, and historic sites and towns dating back 2000 years....

 

Space Seeing - Space Hearing

VALIE EXPORT

1973-74, 6:19 min, b&w, sound

 

Spalding Gray's "A Personal History of the American Theater"

Skip Blumberg

1985, 26:50 min, color, sound

 

Spalding Gray's Map of L.A.

Bruce and Norman Yonemoto

1984, 27:40 min, color, sound

 

Spalding Gray: The Train Story from " to Cambodia"

Maxi Cohen

1984, 6:13 min, color, sound

 

Spanisches Band/Spanish Tape

Sigrid Hackenberg

1988, 110 min, color, sound

 

Speedo

Ursula Hodel

1997, 7:34 min, color, sound

 

Spinout

Tony Oursler

1983, 16:02 min, color, sound

 

Spiral 5 PTL

Dan Sandin

1981, 7:07 min, color, sound

Spiral 5 PTL is the fifth in a series of real time performances in which video synthesis was produced live. PTL refers to "probably the last" of the series. The spiral image is one that recurs throughout Sandin's work. In some performances, music was added after the images; in others, sound...

 

Spiral Jetty

Robert Smithson

1970, 35 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video

The film Spiral Jetty is a "portrait" of Smithson's monumental earthwork of the same name at Rozel Point in the Great Salt Lake, Utah. Completed in April 1970, Spiral Jetty is an iconic earthwork and Smithson's most renowned piece. At 1500 feet long and 15 feet wide, Smithson's spiral of basalt...

 

Spit Sandwich

William Wegman

1970, 15:10 min, b&w, sound

Spit Sandwich is a hilarious compilation of Wegman's earliest works. A series of short, single-take anecdotes that introduce his idiosyncratic approach to video and humor, these technically raw-edged vignettes use understated means to create conceptual sight gags and absurdist one-liners....

 

SPLASH

Thomas Allen Harris

1991, 7 min, color, sound

 

Split Britches

Matthew Geller

1988, 58 min, color, sound

 

Split Sides 45

Charles Atlas, Merce Cunningham

2005, 42:03 min, color, sound

Split Sides is a work for the full company of fourteen dancers. The choreography, music and design elements for the dance were each created in two parts, or, in the case of the music, by two bands. British rock band Radiohead and Sigur Ros, an experimental group from Iceland, composed the...

 

Spots

Matthew Geller

1980-84, 3:29 min, color, sound

 

Squaregame Video

Charles Atlas, Merce Cunningham

1976, 25:46 min, b&w, sound

Squaregame Video is a video-dance collaboration between Merce Cunningham and Charles Atlas, recorded in the choreographer's Westbeth studio. As a video-dance (that is, a dance choreographed specifically for the camera), Squaregame represents a dynamic integration of mediums. True to its title, Sq...

 

SSS

Marina Abramovic and Charles Atlas

1989, 6 min, color, sound

Marina Abramovic collaborated with videomaker Charles Atlas on this striking work of autobiographical performance. Abramovic delivers a monologue that traces a concise personal chronology. This brief narrative history, which references her past in the former Yugoslavia, her performance work,...

 

St. Marks & A

Andrew Lampert

2014, 1:01:03, color, sound, HD video

An ethnographic study of the landline in the form of a vertical video. Originally included in the solo exhibit "Don't Lose The Manual" at the Visual Art Center at the University of Texas at Austin, ST. MARKS & A is a visual essay about a phone booth shot in real time one summer afternoon in New...

 

Stages

Vito Acconci 

1973, 32:30 min, b&w, sound

This historical videotape, produced in 1973 by Art/Tapes/22 in Florence, Italy, is being made available for the first time in decades through EAI's Video Preservation Program. Acconci writes: "Black screen—a spotlight, circle of light on the floor, just part of it off-screen, in front of the...

 

Stamping in the Studio

Bruce Nauman

1968, 62 min, b&w, sound

 

Stan VanDerBeek: Selected Works I

Stan VanDerBeek

1976-77, 48:30 min, color, sound

 

Stan VanDerBeek: Selected Works II

Stan VanDerBeek

1977-81, 29:03 min, color, sound

 

Stan VanDerBeek: Selected Works III

Stan VanDerBeek

1981-83, 29:30 min, color, sound

 

Standig auf dem Sprung Sein

Marcel Odenbach

1995, 5:41 min, b&w and color, sound

 

Star Spangled to Death

Ken Jacobs

1956-60/2003-04, 440 min, b&w and color, sound, DVD

 

Stationed on a Stone

Paul Ryan

2005, 10:48 min, color, silent

 

Stations

Robert Wilson

1982, 56:19 min, color, sound

 

Stehen ist Nichtumfallen (Standing is not Falling Down)

Marcel Odenbach

1989, 5 min, color, sound

 

Steina

Steina and Woody Vasulka

1978, 28:55 min, b&w and color, sound

 

Steina and Woody Vasulka: Selected Works I

Steina and Woody Vasulka

1974, 30:30 min, color, sound

 

Steina and Woody Vasulka: Selected Works II

Steina and Woody Vasulka

1974, 21:57 min, color, sound

Here the Vasulkas continue to develop the imaging potential of artist-designed electronic devices, as they formally analyze and deconstruct the inherent materiality of video.

In Heraldic View, an oscillator-generated pattern drifts over a camera image of bricks and stone, the patterns...

 

Steina: Selected Works

Steina

1979-82, 29:52 min, color, sound

 

Stigmata

Beth B

1991, 38:09 min, color, sound

 

Still

Alix Pearlstein

1997, 8:30 min, color, sound

 

Still Life

Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn

1981, 7:30 min, color, sound

 

Still Point

Barbara Hammer

1989, 9:14 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video

 

Stockhausen's Originale: Doubletakes

Peter Moore 

1964-94, 30:05 min, b&w, sound

This fascinating film documents the 1964 U.S. premiere production of Originale, a Happening by German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. Filmed at the 2nd Annual Avant Garde Festival, which was produced by Norman Seaman and Charlotte Moorman, the stage production at Judson Hall in New York was...

 

Stoned

Seoungho Cho

2012, 11:40 min, color, sound, HD video

 

Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before

Cheryl Donegan

2008, 21:07 min, color, sound

Cheryl Donegan writes: "Critic Stephan Koch has written of the Warhol film Nude Restaurant, 1967, and its star, Viva, in particular: 'It is absolutely impossible to imagine how anyone could conceivably give a damn... I cannot think of a single inch of footage in Nude Restaurant that seems to me...

 

Stories

John Adams 

1981, 12:17 min, color, sound

 

Storm and Stress

Doug Hall

1986, 47:52 min, b&w and color, sound

 

Strange Space

Leslie Thornton and Ron Vawter 

1992, 3:46 min, color, sound

This collaborative work, created specifically for the 1992 Day Without Art/AIDS Awareness Day, addresses what Thornton terms "the relationship between the medicalization of the body and the personal." While the actor Ron Vawter reads aloud from a poem by Rilke, a doctor is heard discussing...

 

Strange Weather

Peggy Ahwesh 

1993, 50 min, b&w, sound

Made in collaboration with Margie Strosser, Strange Weather is a fascinating and unnerving view of drug addiction that fundamentally questions truth and representation. Ahwesh writes: "Strange Weather expands the job of the viewer, looking, but with an insecurity about what is being seen."

 

Strategies for the development of/ redefining the purpose served/ Art in the age of... A.K.A. the Making of the Towering Inferno

Lawrence Andrews 

1989, 23 min, color, sound

In a provocative collage of found and original images, talking heads, and on-screen text, Andrews constructs a fragmented cultural essay to question the function of art within institutional systems and in contemporary society. Comments by administrators of art institutions and alternative...

 

Street Vendor

Ken Jacobs

2012, 6:19 min, color, sound

 

Strobe Ode

Stan VanDerBeek 

1977, 11 min, color, sound

Strobe Ode is an exercise in video feedback and analog imaging, in which a circular image-field is modified and abstracted by strobe flashes.

 

Stuart Sherman: Program 1

Stuart Sherman

1987-93, 18 min, color, sound

These selections of later video works by Stuart Sherman, produced in the 1980s and '90s, continue Sherman's idiomatic manipulations of everyday objects and situations. Throughout his artistic career, Sherman never limited himself to any one art form, and these works show his agility in adapting...

 

Stuart Sherman: Program 2

Stuart Sherman

1986-94, 25 min, color, sound

 

Stuart Sherman: Program 3

Stuart Sherman

1994, 5:45 min, color, sound

 

Studies

Steina and Woody Vasulka

1970-71, 21:53 min, b&w and color, sound

Studies features the Vasulkas' seminal explorations of electronic image manipulation. These exercises trace the development of the Vasulkas' techniques of image and sound processing.

 

studio, time, isolation: reconstructions of soul and the sublime

Tony Cokes

2011, 9:36 min, color, sound, HD video

Writes Cokes, "A recent direction in my research interrogates the artist's studio, what happens there, how those practices are represented, what they imply in wider social contexts (real estate speculation, alleged 'creative economies,') and why traditional images of artists and studios persist...

 

Stupa (burial mound)

Ken Kobland

1991, 60 min, color, sound

Writes Kobland, "Commissioned by La Sept, Paris to create a one-hour continuous camera take, Stupa is a 'mourning' commute from suburban Long Island to the New York City landfill. The audio-mix is composed of radio talk shows, JFK speeches, the soundtrack from It's a Wonderful Life, a...

 

Style (Part 2)

Peter Callas

1988, 4:25 min, color, sound

 

Subatomic Babies

Shalom Gorewitz

1983, 8:07 min, color, sound

 

SUBURBAN STRATEGIES

Peter d'Agostino

1980, 15:43 min, color, sound

 

Suburbs of Eden

Cecelia Condit

1992, 15:17 min, color, sound

 

Sucker

Tony Oursler

1987, 5:33 min, color, sound

 

Suet-Sin's Sisters

Yau Ching

1999, 8 min, color, sound

 

Suicide

Shelly Silver

2003, 70 min, color, sound

Suicide shares aspects of the travelogue and the visual essay, even as it probes the boundaries of first-person narrative storytelling. Lush with haunting, melancholy imagery, this elusive story of a woman adrift in an alienating cultural landscape is described by Silver as a "feature-length...

 

Suitcase/Not Suitcase/Suitcase

Phyllis Baldino

2011, 2:43 min, color, sound

In April 2011, EAI marked its 40th anniversary with a special public art project for New York's Times Square: EAI in Times Square: 40 Years of Video Art. In partnership with the Times Square Alliance and MTV, EAI brought a selection of short, silent video pieces by artists to the heart of Times...

 

Suite 212

Nam June Paik. In collaboration with Douglas Davis, Jud Yalkut, and Shigeko Kubota. 

1975, re-edited 1977, 30:23 min, color, sound

 

Suite for Five

Charles Atlas, Merce Cunningham

2008, 25:29 min, color, sound

This 2008 film by Charles Atlas documents a performance of Merce Cunningham's Suite for Five, which was first performed on May 18, 1956 at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. Originally titled Suite for Five in Space and Time, the piece was made by adding a trio, a duet and a...

 

Summer, or Grief

Mary Lucier

1998, 7:30 min, color, sound

 

Sun Tunnels

Nancy Holt

1978, 26:31 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video

Sun Tunnels documents the making of Holt's major site-specific sculptural work in the northwest Utah desert. Completed in 1976, the sculpture features a configuration of four concrete tubes or "tunnels" that are eight feet long and nine feet in diameter. The tubes are positioned to align with...

 

Sunbelt Serenade #3

George Kuchar

1994, 20:55 min, color, sound

 

Sunstone

Ed Emshwiller

1979, 3:55 min, color, sound

 

Super-8 Shorts

Martha Rosler

1974, 14:50 min, color, silent, Super 8mm film on video

 

Superdyke Meets Madame X

Max Almy, Barbara Hammer

1975, 20:32 min, b&w, sound

Winner of the Louise Riskin Prize at the 1976 San Francisco Art Festival, Superdyke Meets Madame X documents the artist’s relationship with Max Almy on a reel-to-reel ¾” tape recorder and microphone.

 

SUPERHONEY

Charles Atlas 

1994, 51:09 min, color, sound

In this futuristic danse macabre, Atlas creates a fully realized cyber-gothic world, rife with both erotic and physical danger. We follow our heroine on her travels through a world inhabited by libidinal robots, human profligates, statuesque hairdressers and a bevy of other intriguing...

 

Superhuman Flights of Submoronic Fancies

Janice Tanaka

1982, 10:09 min, b&w and color, sound

 

Superman Recites Selections from 'The Bell Jar' and Other Works by Sylvia Plath

Mike Kelley

1999, 7:19 min, color, sound

Mike Kelley writes: "In Superman Recites Selections from 'The Bell Jar' and Other Works by Sylvia Plath an actor portrays Superman and does exactly what the title describes. In a dark no-place evocative of Superman's own psychic 'Fortress of Solitude' the alienated Man of Steel recites those...

 

Sur del Sur

Francesc Torres

1990, 16:24 min, color, sound

 

Sur Faces

Ed Emshwiller

1977, 58 min, color, sound

 

Swamp

Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson

1971, 6 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video

Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson collaborated on this seminal film, which viscerally confronts issues of perception and process. The action of the film is direct: Holt walks through the tall grasses of a swamp while filming with her Bolex camera, guided only by what she can see through the camera...

 

Swan Lake

Woody Vasulka

1971, 7:15 min, b&w, sound

 

Sweet or Spicy?

Kip Fulbeck

2000, 7:10 min, color, sound

 

SweetBerry Sonnet (Remixed)

Kalup Linzy

2008, 22:06 min, color, sound

SweetBerry Sonnet (Remixed) is a remixed version of Linzy's recent video anthology, which was created to accompany the songs on the artist's 2008 album, SweetBerry Sonnet. Performing as his recurring characters (including Taiwan, Labisha, Katonya, Nucuavia and Jada), Linzy created a music video...

 

Symptomatic Syntax

Frank Gillette

1981, 27:20 min, color, sound

 

Synesthesia: Alan Vega

Tony Oursler

1997-2001, 55:40 min, color, sound

Tony Oursler's Synesthesia project features interviews with twelve legendary figures in the downtown music, performance and art scenes: John Cale, Thurston Moore, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, Kim Gordon, Glenn Branca, Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Alan Vega, and Arto...

 

Synesthesia: Arto Lindsay

Tony Oursler

1997-2001, 51:20 min, color, sound

Tony Oursler's Synesthesia project features interviews with twelve legendary figures in the downtown music, performance and art scenes: John Cale, Thurston Moore, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, Kim Gordon, Glenn Branca, Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Alan Vega, and Arto...

 

Synesthesia: Dan Graham

Tony Oursler

1997-2001, 36:47 min, color, sound

Tony Oursler's Synesthesia project features interviews with twelve legendary figures in the downtown music, performance and art scenes: John Cale, Thurston Moore, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, Kim Gordon, Glenn Branca, Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Alan Vega, and Arto...

 

Synesthesia: David Byrne

Tony Oursler

1997-2001, 70 min, color, sound

Tony Oursler's Synesthesia project features interviews with twelve legendary figures in the downtown music, performance and art scenes: John Cale, Thurston Moore, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, Kim Gordon, Glenn Branca, Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Alan Vega, and Arto...

 

Synesthesia: Genesis P-Orridge

Tony Oursler

1997-2001, 90:29 min, color, sound

Tony Oursler's Synesthesia project features interviews with twelve legendary figures in the downtown music, performance and art scenes: John Cale, Thurston Moore, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, Kim Gordon, Glenn Branca, Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Alan Vega, and Arto...

 

Synesthesia: Glenn Branca

Tony Oursler

1997-2001, 37 min, color, sound

Tony Oursler's Synesthesia project features interviews with twelve legendary figures in the downtown music, performance and art scenes: John Cale, Thurston Moore, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, Kim Gordon, Glenn Branca, Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Alan Vega, and Arto...

 

Synesthesia: John Cale

Tony Oursler

1997-2001, 69 min, color, sound

Tony Oursler's Synesthesia project features interviews with twelve legendary figures in the downtown music, performance and art scenes: John Cale, Thurston Moore, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, Kim Gordon, Glenn Branca, Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Alan Vega, and Arto...

 

Synesthesia: Kim Gordon

Tony Oursler

1997-2001, 20:15 min, color, sound

Tony Oursler's Synesthesia project features interviews with twelve legendary figures in the downtown music, performance and art scenes: John Cale, Thurston Moore, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, Kim Gordon, Glenn Branca, Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Alan Vega, and Arto...

 

Synesthesia: Laurie Anderson

Tony Oursler

1997-2001, 47:07 min, color, sound

Tony Oursler's Synesthesia project features interviews with twelve legendary figures in the downtown music, performance and art scenes: John Cale, Thurston Moore, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, Kim Gordon, Glenn Branca, Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Alan Vega, and Arto...

 

Synesthesia: Lydia Lunch

Tony Oursler

1997-2001, 25:57 min, color, sound

Tony Oursler's Synesthesia project features interviews with twelve legendary figures in the downtown music, performance and art scenes: John Cale, Thurston Moore, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, Kim Gordon, Glenn Branca, Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Alan Vega, and Arto...

 

Synesthesia: Thurston Moore

Tony Oursler

1997-2001, 30 min, color, sound

Tony Oursler's Synesthesia project features interviews with twelve legendary figures in the downtown music, performance and art scenes: John Cale, Thurston Moore, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, Kim Gordon, Glenn Branca, Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Alan Vega, and Arto...

 

Synesthesia: Tony Conrad

Tony Oursler

1997-2001, 45:19 min, color, sound

Tony Oursler's Synesthesia project features interviews with twelve legendary figures in the downtown music, performance and art scenes: John Cale, Thurston Moore, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, Kim Gordon, Glenn Branca, Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Alan Vega, and Arto...

 

Synthesis

Stephen Beck

1971-74, 28:56 min, color, sound