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Damaged Visions

Shalom Gorewitz

1991, 9 min, color, sound


damn Spot

Alix Pearlstein

2000, 2:50 min, color, sound

In this short piece, the performer and viewer alike are taunted to the breaking point by an elusive purple "spot." The spot, rendered as a cardboard cut-out, eludes the grappling performer as it intones a coy song: "See me, touch me, hear me."


Damnation of Faust Trilogy

Dara Birnbaum 

1983-87, 22:18 min, color, sound


Damnation of Faust: Charming Landscape

Dara Birnbaum

1987, 6:30 min, color, sound

In the third part of the Damnation of Faust trilogy, Birnbaum shifts her focus from the individual to the social being, as she examines the collusion of personal history and collective memory through technology and mediated images. The demolition of a lower Manhattan playground is juxtaposed with...


Damnation of Faust: Evocation

Dara Birnbaum

1983, 10:02 min, color, sound


Damnation of Faust: Will-o'-the-Wisp (A Deceitful Goal)

Dara Birnbaum

1985, 5:46 min, color, sound


Dan Graham: Video/Architecture/Performance

Michael Shamberg 

1995, 12:32 min, color, sound


Dan Sandin: Selected Works

Dan Sandin

1977-79, 21:09 min, color, sound


Dance ex Machina

John Sanborn and Mary Perillo. In collaboration with Mollissa Fenley. 

1986, 2:20 min, color, sound


Dance of Darkness

Edin Velez

1989, 54:57 min, color, sound


Dance or Exercise on the Perimeter of a Square (Square Dance)

Bruce Nauman

1967-68, 8:24 min, b&w, sound, 16 mm film on video


DANCENOISE in a museum?

Charles Atlas

2015, 8:45 min, color, sound


Daniel Reeves - Selected Works

Daniel Reeves

1979-82, 21:57 min, color, sound


Dans la vision peripherique du temoin (In the peripheral vision of the witness)

Marcel Odenbach

1986, 13:33 min, b&w and color, sound


Dark Into Dark

Charlemagne Palestine

1979, 19:28 min, color, sound


Dark Light

Shalom Gorewitz

1994, 6:40 min, color, sound


Darling Child

Tom Kalin

1993, 1:42 min, b&w and color, sound

Kalin's short video works function both as visual poems and as alternative music videos. With their astute conjunctions of image, music and text, these works respond to issues of sexuality and human interaction in the 1990s.

In Darling Child, Kalin uses an economy of means — spare visuals of...


Das Alliertenband

Klaus vom Bruch

1982, 10:29 min, color, sound


Das Duracellband

Klaus vom Bruch

1980, 10:04 min, color, sound


Das Softiband

Klaus vom Bruch

1980, 19:11 min, color, sound



Maggie Lee

2016, 4:27 min, color, sound


Day and Night

Ken Jacobs

2011, 3:35 min, color, silent

In Day and Night, Jacobs teases out and toys with the ability of digital video to be infinitely and seamlessly manipulated, as well as its capacity for keeping reality just beyond the viewer's grasp. Here he uses images of nature as his source material, applying exacting technical effects to...


Day Is Done

Mike Kelley

2005-2006, 169 min, color, sound

Day Is Done is a carnivalesque opus, a genre-smashing epic in which vampires, dancing Goths, hillbillies, mimes and demons come together in a kind of subversive musical theater/variety revue. Running over two-and-a-half hours, this riotous theatrical spectacle unfolds as a series of episodes that...


Day's End

Gordon Matta-Clark

1975, 23:10 min, color, silent, Super 8mm film on HD video

In May 1972, Matta-Clark worked on an abandoned pier in New York for two months, where he cut sections of the door, floor, and roof.


DCP / Steenbeck

Andrew Lampert

2014, 4:53 min, color, silent



Max Almy 

1981, 3:53 min, color, sound

A running man, exhausted and near collapse, is superimposed over the enormous, disembodied red lips of a woman, who taunts and seduces him: "Come on, you can do it. Go a little further. Keep pushing. You've got to make it." Originally a multi-monitor installation, Deadline uses an economy of...


Deafman Glance

Robert Wilson

1981, 26:53 min, color, sound


Death by Chocolate: West Edmonton Shopping Mall (1986-05)

Dan Graham

2005, 8 min, color, sound

Produced by Graham at the Banff Centre in Canada, Death by Chocolate: West Edmonton Mall draws on nearly twenty years' worth of footage shot in the bizarre yet familiar arena of the shopping mall. The resulting work provides a coldly beautiful view of mall culture: its architecture, its consumer...


Death of a Marriage

Barbara Hammer

1969, 3:09 min, color, silent, Super 8mm film on HD video

"Death of a Marriage I think is my first psychodrama – finding images and filmic methods of portraying my interior emotional being. I had built by hand with my husband a home in the woods, made my own horse corral, and had an art studio. Yet the alternative lifestyle didn’t erase the feeling of...


Decent Men

Anthony Ramos

1977/2013, 70 min, color and b&w, sound

Decent Men, created over a period of almost forty years, is a video collage built around Ramos' powerful extended monologue on his eighteen months in federal prison for resisting the draft during the Vietnam War. As Ramos, a compelling raconteur, tells the story of his interactions with prisoners...


Decision Fatigue

Ilana Harris-Babou 

2020, 8:32 minutes, color, stereo, HD video

In Decision Fatigue Harris-Babou’s mother stages an intimate, absurd, occasionally painful makeup tutorial tracing the choices she has made in her life, both large and small, to hold onto youth and remain well.


Deep Blue Sky

Lawrence Weiner

2002, 6:35 min, color, silent

Deep Blue Sky is a witty game of association and juxtaposition. In this silent motion drawing or "structure," Weiner engages in visual and linguistic play. The interaction of Weiner's elliptical text and graphic symbols - which suggest stylized tic-tac-toe boards - allude to the relationships...


Deerhoof "Buck and Judy"

C. Spencer Yeh

2008, 3:26 min, color, sound

C. Spencer Yeh's music video for Deerhoof interprets the simple lyrics of the band's song to place its protagonists on a colorful, psychedelic odyssey through videogame-inspired visuals. Animated with sprites that evoke 8-bit graphics, Buck and Judy encounter sundry items like bananas and...


Delta. A Piece


1976-77, 16:27 min, b&w, sound


Der Unbesiegbare

Gusztáv Hámos

1985, 87 min, color, sound


Der Westen Lebt

Klaus vom Bruch and Heike-Melba Fendel 

1983, 4:30 min, color, sound


Derive Veneziane


2015, 38:00 min, color, sound, HD video



Bill Viola

1994, 28:09 min, color, sound

Déserts was created to accompany a live performance of the work of avant-garde composer Edgard Varèse (1885-1965). The Ensemble Modern, a contemporary music group based in Frankfurt, commissioned Viola to create a visual score for Varèse's Déserts after discovering notes by the composer referring...


Devotion: A Film About Ogawa Productions

Barbara Hammer

2000, 81:39 min, color, sound

Devotion investigates the extremely complex and hierarchical relationships among a committed group of Japanese filmmakers who dedicated up to 30 years of their lives making films for one man: Ogawa Shinsuke.

Members of Ogawa Pro filmed the student movement of the late '60s; the fight by...



Carolee Schneemann

2003-04, 8:40 min, color, sound

Devour is a dual-channel version of the artist's multi-channel video projection installation of the same name. Schneemann notes that this work brings together "a range of images which contrast evanescent, fragile elements with violent, concussive, speeding fragments... political disasters,...


Dial a Kvetch

George Kuchar

1993, 19:08 min, color


Diamond: The 8 Lights (Spheres of Influence)

Tony Oursler

1985, 53:47 min, color, sound


Diasporama (Part 1): Dead Air

Yau Ching

1997, 87 min, color, sound


Die Distanz zwischen mir und meinen Verlusten

Marcel Odenbach

1983, 10:11 min, color, sound


Die Einen den Anderen

Marcel Odenbach

1985-86, 21:13 min, b&w and color, sound


Die Rache der Toten Indianer

Henning Lohner 

1993, 125 min, color, sound


Difficult Music

Davidson Gigliotti 

1981, 26:59 min, color, sound

Gigliotti's close-up documents capture the eclecticsm and offbeat vibrancy of the New York performance art and music scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Difficult Music includes short comedic pieces by Laurie Anderson, Julia Heyward and Michael Smith, among others.


Digging Piece

Vito Acconci 

1970, 10 min, color, silent, Super 8mm film on video

Standing alone among beach dunes, Acconci begins to kick at the sand below him. Over the course of the film's ten minutes, this repeated action displaces sand at a steady rate: as the artist sinks lower into the hole he creates, the mound of sand before him grows in correspondence.


Digital Experiment at Bell Labs

Nam June Paik

1966-67 (circa), 4 min, b&w, silent


Digital Fireplace Upside Down Promotional Video

Michael Bell-Smith

2011, 13:40 min, color, sound, HD video

Combining slow zooms of domestic spaces with trite slide transitions and saccharine music, Bell-Smith creates a "promotional" video for the "Digital Fireplace Upside Down" DVD—a frame-filling image of a burning fireplace, flipped upside down, designed to "light up your life with a romantic,...


Digital Images

Steina and Woody Vasulka 

1978, 28:49 min, b&w and color, sound


Digital Video Effect: "Editions"

Seth Price

2006, 11 min, color, sound

This video was created and released into distribution as one work in a solo exhibition that Price held simultaneously at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, and Electronic Arts Intermix in New York in September 2006. As a video in the EAI collection, it is the one piece in the...


Digital Whitewater

Paul Ryan

2002, 10:28 min, b&w, sound


Digressions on Unity

Shalom Gorewitz

1987-90, 24:31 min, b&w and color, sound


Dimitri Devyatkin: The Russian Tapes

Dimitri Devyatkin

1978, 50:46 min, color and b&w, sound




2014, 1:24 min, color, sound



Cory Arcangel 

2019, 31:02 min, color, sound, HD video

Single-channel screen recording of a live bot performance on Instagram (conocophillips), November 26, 2019.


Disorient Express

Ken Jacobs

1996, 30 min, b&w, silent

In Disorient Express, Jacobs reproduces a sequence of 1906 film shots depicting a journey by train, optically reprinting the footage with different formal manipulations. Dramatically altered through repetition, mirroring, inversion, and directional reversal, the film continually challenges the...


Dispatches from Diaspora Boulevard

Shalom Gorewitz

2006, 18 min, color, sound

Writes Gorewitz: "The Rabbi in Berlin (How My Father Helped Destroy Modern Art) is an experimental, fictional narrative told by a dead person about his father and daughter after the Third Exile from Israel, performed by Willoughby Sharp and Debora Prado in Berlin.

"Lights Pop in Dark Places meand...


Dissonant Landscapes

Shalom Gorewitz

1984-86, 14:39 min, color, sound



Joan Jonas

1974, 11 min, b&w, sound


Diving Women of Jeju-do

Barbara Hammer

2007, 23:53 min, color, sound, Korean with English subtitles

Jeju-do is the largest of Korean islands and lies between Korea and Japan. There, for hundreds of years, women dive without breathing apparatus to the ocean floor and collect shellfish, octopus, and urchins that they sell. This ancient women's tradition is about to die. Barbara Hammer dives with...


Do You Believe in Water?

Lawrence Weiner

1976, 39 min, color, sound

In Do You Believe in Water?, conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner employs minimalist props and scenarios to stage an oblique psychological drama. In a nearly bare loft space, Weiner's performers cluster around an octagonal pink table, enacting a series of what seem to be choreographed exercises or...


Documenta 6 Satellite Telecast

Joseph Beuys, Douglas Davis, and Nam June Paik

1977, 30 min, color, sound


Documentation of Selected Works 1971-74

Chris Burden

1971-75, 34:38 min, color and b&w, sound


Dog Baseball

William Wegman

1986, 3:26 min, color, sound


Domination and the Everyday

Martha Rosler

1978, 32:09 min, color, sound


Don Cherry

Steina and Woody Vasulka

1970, 19:20 min, b&w, sound


Don't Go Back to Sleep

Stanya Kahn

2014, 74 min, color, sound, HD video


Done To

Lawrence Weiner

1974, 20 min, color, sound

Writes Alice Weiner: "Done To (sometimes called It Is, Done To) consists of simple camera frames which are silent and/or unconnected to a complex soundtrack running parellel to the images. There are brief instances where image and sound meet; however, the majority of the images are overtaken by...


Doris Cross

Steina and Woody Vasulka

1983, 16:30 min, color, sound


Dos Nacionales

Alex Hubbard

2008, 3:34 min, color, sound


Double Entendre

Douglas Davis

1981, 31:32 min, color, sound


Double Lunar Dogs

Joan Jonas

1984, 24:04 min, color, sound


Double Mirror Video

General Idea

1971, 5:50 min, b&w, sound

In this early conceptual experiment by General Idea, the artists manipulate reflecting surfaces to generate optical "feedback." Two mirrors are positioned to face one another over the edge of a lake. The mirrors are gradually tilted as the camera zooms in and out, revealing fragments of faces and...


Double Quadruple Etcetera Etcetera I & II

Sondra Perry

2013, 9:45 min, color, silent, Two Channels


Double Strength

Barbara Hammer

1978, 14:38 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on HD video

"A poetic study of the stages of a lesbian relationship by two women performance artists from honeymoon, through struggle, to break-up, to enduring friendship. Starring Terry Sendgraff on trapeze." — Barbara Hammer "The poetry of Barbara's images carries us through the duration of a...


DOUBLE YOU (and X, Y, Z)

Peter d'Agostino

1981-86, 18:44 min, color, sound



Sophie Calle and Gregory Shephard 

1992, 75:58 min, color, sound, English and French with English subtitles.

In her premiere video project, French conceptual artist Sophie Calle joins with Gregory Shephard to create a voyeuristic tour de force. Armed with camcorders, Calle and her collaborator/partner Shephard head West in his Cadillac convertible to produce and document a real-life narrative of their...


Doug and Mike's Adult Entertainment

Doug Skinner and Michael Smith 

1994, 14:25 min, color, sound


Douglas Davis: Video Against Video

Douglas Davis

1975, 28:50 min, b&w and color, sound


Down in the Rec Room

Michael Smith

1979-2007, 13:38 min, color, sound


Downstairs #1

Alex Hubbard

2010, 3:28 min, color, silent

In Downstairs #1 and Downstairs #2, Hubbard stacks everyday objects in front of a cloth backdrop in his Brooklyn studio. These rickety towers, composed of sawhorses, a glowing fluorescent light, a red plastic gas can, a yellow motor-oil bottle, rope, and other pedestrian objects, teeter on the...


Downstairs #2

Alex Hubbard

2010, 14:26 min, color, silent

In Downstairs #1 and Downstairs #2, Hubbard stacks everyday objects in front of a cloth backdrop in his Brooklyn studio. These rickety towers, composed of sawhorses, a glowing fluorescent light, a red plastic gas can, a yellow motor-oil bottle, rope, and other pedestrian objects, teeter on the...


Dr. Watson's X-Rays

Barbara Hammer

1991, 21:41 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video


Drake's Equation

Max Almy 

1986, 3:45 min, color, sound

Almy's concern with technology as a communicative tool continues in Drake's Equation, which refers to a scientific formula used to measure the possibility of other life in the universe. Each element of the equation "measures a stage in the evolution of the stars, the planets, life...


Drawn Conclusions (Parts 1 and 2)

Stan VanDerBeek and Sonia Sheridan 

1983, 56:40 min, color, sound


Dream Age

Barbara Hammer

1979, 10:58 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on HD video

"A 70-year-old lesbian feminist, seeing little change in the society after years of work, sends out her 40-year-old self on a journey taking her around the perimeters of the San Francisco Bay. During her quest she encounters aspects of her personality: the guardian angel who has all that she...


Dream City

Ulysses Jenkins

1983, 5:23 min, color, sound



Philip Mallory Jones

1989, 5 min, color, sound


Drei Klavierstücke op. 11

Cory Arcangel 

2009, 15:58 min, color, sound


Dromos Indiana: Biology and Mechanics

Francesc Torres

1989, 43:05 min, color, sound


drum no fife: The Residents

John Sanborn

2013, 9:15 min, color, sound

As they should, The Residents bring a new brand of "character" to their composition which wonders why the world worries about peace when what we need is war. Appearing on screen and adding a recorded vocal element is one of the Residents, floating in a world of empty landscapes and barren...



Ed Emshwiller

1978, 24 min, color, sound



Joan Jonas

1972, 4:23 min, b&w, sound



Wu Tsang 

2016, 28 min, color, sound, HD video


Dusi and Jeno (Private Hungary 2)

Péter Forgács

1989, 45 min, color, sound



Barbara Hammer

1974, 4:00 min, b&w and color, sound, 16 mm film on video

"A popular lesbian 'commercial,' 110 images of sensual touching montages in A, B, C, D rolls of 'kinaesthetic' editing." — Barbara Hammer "Hammer's films of the '70's are the first made by an openly lesbian American filmmaker to explore lesbian identity, desire and sexuality though avant-garde...



Antek Walczak 

1998, 49:52 min, color, sound