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Valentine's Day Girl

Ryan Trecartin

2001, 7 min, color, sound

Trecartin crafts a fantastical narrative about a girl whose obsessive personal utopia is disrupted. Trecartin's collaborator, Lizzie Fitch, plays a girl obsessed with Valentine's Day. Everything in her hyperactive, sped-up world revolves around Valentine's Day: red, white, and pink love-themed...

 

Variations V

Merce Cunningham

1966, 49:05, b&w, sound, 16 mm film on video

 

Vasulka Video

Steina and Woody Vasulka

1978, 173 min, b&w and color, sound

In 1977 the Vasulkas were commissioned by public television to create six half-hour programs for broadcast on WNED in Buffalo, New York. The resulting series, entitled Vasulka Video, is innovative and informative television. The Vasulkas introduce and contextualize their works and discuss their...

 

Vault

Bruce and Norman Yonemoto

1984, 11:45 min, color, sound

 

Venice in Berlin in Venice

Phyllis Baldino 

1993, 5:56 min, color, sound

 

Vernacular Live from Electronic America

Beth Coleman and Howard Goldkrand

2003, Open GL, downloaded application

Vernacular Live from Electronic America is driven by the idea that new media interface culture inspires new means of information exchange. A standalone application and a multi-media performance instrument, Vernacular furthers Coleman and Goldkrand's investigation towards the practice of...

 

Vertical Roll

Joan Jonas

1972, 19:38 min, b&w, sound

 

Video 50

Robert Wilson

1978, 51:40 min, color, sound

 

Video Album #5 / The Thursday People

George Kuchar

1987, 60 min, color, sound

Writes Kuchar: "In two parts, with a total length of 60 minutes, this diary chronicles the final visits I had with Curt McDowell, who was bed-ridden at the time with AIDS. The tape records the whole season inside and out and the food that went in and the feelings that went out. It's Easter time...

 

Video Created to Fix Stuck Pixels in Computer Monitors Recast (with Soundtrack and Sunset) as Video to Fix Your Stuck Mind

Michael Bell-Smith 

2005, 45 sec, color, sound

In this work, Bell-Smith combines three found elements: an industrial video designed to fix stuck pixels in computer monitors, an animation of a sunset and a New Age soundtrack. In doing so Bell-Smith interrogates the purported transcendence of psychedelia and New Age techno-hippie-dom, while...

 

Video Drawings

Kit Fitzgerald

1985, 6:35 min, color, sound

 

Video From Russia: The People Speak

Dimitri Devyatkin

1984-85, 53:10 min, color, sound

 

Video Girls and Video Songs for Navajo Sky

Shigeko Kubota

1973, 31:56 min, b&w and color, sound

Kubota narrates this surrealistic video diary of her month-long sojourn with a Navajo family on a reservation in Chinle, Arizona. She talks to the women as they cross the desert in a horse-drawn carriage to fetch water from the nearest well, and captures footage of tribal songs and dances,...

 

Video Installations 1970-1994

Shigeko Kubota

1994, 19:47 min, color, sound

 

Video is Television?

Muntadas

1989, 5:34 min, color, sound

In a collision of media images and images of the media, Muntadas fuses films, video and television as a hall of mirrors that reflects contemporary culture. Seen in close-up fragments, television and video images from cinematic sources — Poltergeist, Videodrome, Network, The Candidate — and...

 

Video Letters

Yau Ching

1993, 10:35 min, b&w, sound

 

Video Portraits: French Writers

Joan Logue

1986, 7:46 min, color, sound

 

Video Portraits: Silent Words for Installation

Joan Logue

1973-83, 19:49 min, color, silent

 

Video Synthesizer and "TV Cello" Collectibles

Jud Yalkut and Nam June Paik

1965-71, 23:25 min, color, silent, 16 mm film on video

 

Video Variations

WGBH and the Boston Symphony Orchestra 

1972, 57:53 min, color, sound

In 1972, WGBH commissioned eight visual artists to create video works using the repertoire of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Jackie Cassan, Russell Connor, Douglas Davis, Constantine Manos, James Seawright, Nam June Paik, Stan VanDerBeek and Tsai Wen Ying created experiments with video...

 

Video Wallpaper Series

George Kuchar

1992, 13:54 min, color, sound

Kuchar writes about Isleton: "I had some super 8mm footage of a place I went to for someone's movie shoot and I never made anything out of it. It was just sitting around the house so I decided to play around with it using my consumer model video effects equipment." Writes Kuchar of Trinity:...

 

Video Weavings/Anima/Union

Stephen Beck

1974-76, 26:32 min, color, sound

 

Video-Film Concert

Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut

1966-72, 1992, 34:50 min, b&w and color, sound, 16 mm film on video

This restored collection of rare early collaborative works by Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut is historically significant as well as remarkably prescient. Recorded between 1967 and 1972, these "video-films" reveal insights into the evolution of Paik's work in video, performance and installation,...

 

Video: The New Wave

WGBH

1973, 58:27 min, b&w and color, sound

 

Vidéoème

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

1976, 3 min, b&w, sound

 

Videograms

Gary Hill

1980-81, 13:27 min, b&w, sound

 

Viet Flakes

Carolee Schneemann

1965-2015, 7 min, toned b&w, 16 mm film on HD video

 

Vietnam: Picking up the Pieces

Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno 

1978, 58:06 min, color, sound

 

Vintage: Families of Value

Thomas Allen Harris

1995, 72 min, color, sound

 

Violin Film #1 (Playing The Violin As Fast As I Can)

Bruce Nauman

1967-68, 10:54 min, b&w, sound, 16 mm film on video

 

Violin Power

Steina

1970-78, 10:04 min, b&w, sound

 

Violin Tuned D.E.A.D.

Bruce Nauman

1969, 60 min, b&w, sound

 

Virtual Amulets

Shalom Gorewitz

2006, 17 min, color, sound

 

Visibles

Stan VanDerBeek

1959-1972, 71:49 min, color and b&w, sound

VanDerBeek was a visionary well before his time. His early collage animation was created in the spirit of the Surrealist and Dadaist work of Max Ernst, but with a wild, rough informality more akin to the expressionism of the Beat Generation. (Monty Python animator Terry Gilliam quotes...

 

Visions of a Disappearance

Vito Acconci 

1973, 25 min, b&w, sound

Visions of a Disappearance is a newly restored performance tape that was recorded in Naples, Italy, in 1973. Crouched in a corner, hemmed in by the video camera and a closed-circuit monitor showing him the scene as it is recorded, Acconci attempts to disappear. He tries to erase his image in...

 

Visions of Warhol

Willard Maas; Jonas Mekas; Marie Menken

1963-1990, 69 min, color and b&w, sound, 16 mm film on video

Visions of Warhol presents scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by three pioneer avant-garde filmmakers and close friends of the Pop artist.

Jonas Mekas, the irrepressible force behind the promotion and preservation of experimental film, is also known for his rapid-fire diary films....

 

Visual Text: Finger Poem

VALIE EXPORT

1968-73, 1:48 min, b&w, silent

In Visual Text: Finger Poem, VALIE EXPORT communicates with her fingers. Sign language, as an elision of word and gesture, is investigated in this performance-to-camera work.

The artist writes: "The body as carrier of information, in order to convey both spiritual and physical contents, is...

 

Vital Signals: Early Japanese Video Art

CTG, Kohei Ando, Takahiko Iimura, Keigo Yamamoto, Toshio Matsumoto, Video Earth Tokyo, Mako Idemitsu, Nobuhiro Kawanaka, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, Norio Imai, Hakudo Kobayashi, Tatsuo Kawaguchi, Saburo Muraoka, Keiji Uematsu, Morihiro Wada

2010, 162 min, color and b&w, sound, DVD, Japanese with English subtitles

The Vital Signals anthology and catalogue are available through EAI for use in educational institutions. While early video art from the U.S. and Europe is internationally recognized, the parallel activities of artists working in Japan—the birthplace of the Portapak, the camcorder, and other...

 

Vital Signs

Barbara Hammer

1991, 9:41 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video

 

Vital Statistics of a Citizen, Simply Obtained

Martha Rosler

1977, 39:16 min, color, sound

 

Vito Acconci: Five Audio Works

Vito Acconci

1969-1977, sound, Audio CD

This boxed set features five of Acconci's seminal audio works from the 1960s and '70s. These early conceptual audio works, on five CDs, were restored by EAI.

Running Tape is an endurance piece that Acconci made in New York's Central Park on August 26, 1969, as one of a series of what he...

 

Voice Windows

Steina in collaboration with Joan La Barbara 

1986, 8:10 min, color, sound

 

Volcano Saga

Joan Jonas

1989, 28 min, color, sound

 

Voodoo Child

Stephen Beck 

1982, 6:54 min, color, sound

 

Vorurteile (oder die Not macht Erfinderisch)

Marcel Odenbach

1984, 8:22 min, color, sound

 

Voyage d'hiver

Robert Cahen

1993, 19 min, color, sound

 

VR/RV: A Recreational Vehicle in Virtual Reality

Peter d'Agostino

1994, 11 min, color, sound

 

VTR: Downtown Community Television Center

DCTV (Jon Alpert, Yoko Maruyama, Keiko Tsuno) and VTR 

1975, 29:08 min, b&w and color, sound

 

VTR:TVTV

TVTV

1975, 28:30 min, b&w and color, sound

 

Vulva's School

Carolee Schneemann

1995, 7 min, color, sound

A performance in which Schneemann personifies an irrepressible vulva, which engages two animal hand puppets in a clamorous deconstruction of sexual bias in French semiotics, Marxism, patriarchal religions and physical taboos.

 

Vusac - NY

Nam June Paik with Betsy Connors and Paul Garrin. 

1984, 27:10 min, color, sound