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Madame Bovary's Revenge (The Lovers)

Ellen Cantor

1995, 14:27 min, b&w and color, silent and sound

In her very first moving image work, Cantor already displays the masterly use of appropriated footage for which she would become known, inserting explicit scenes from the classic porn film Behind the Green Door (1972) into key scenes of lovemaking from Louis Malle's 1959 succès de scandale The...


Madame Butterfly Waits

Alexander Kluge

1988, 15 min, b&w and color, sound, German with English subtitles.


Made in Hollywood

Bruce and Norman Yonemoto

1990, 56:12 min, color, sound


Madeline Victorious

Andrew Lampert

2010, 6:26 min, b&w, sound

Madeline Quinn, Caroline Golum, and Andrew Lampert chat about the trials and tribulations of adolescence. Madeline takes center stage as she recounts her rebellious youth while Lampert—a disembodied voice supposedly manning what sounds like a film camera, though the footage has been digitally...


MAJORCA - fantasia

Nam June Paik in collaboration with Paul Garrin and Amy Greenfield 

1989, 4:52 min, color, sound

MAJORCA-fantasia is a densely textured collage of often discordant, often beautiful visual and aural elements. To an exquisite musical composition by Chopin, as interpreted by Charlie Morrow, Paik and Garrin create a surreal pastiche of fragmented, manipulated elements: The late Joseph Beuys howls i...


Make Your Movie

Alex Hubbard

2010, 11:10 min, color, sound



Ursula Hodel

1998, 11 min, color, sound


Making your life a little easier

Cory Arcangel 

2019, 72:34 min, color, sound, HD video

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


Mall Walking

Cory Arcangel

1997, 5:26 min, color, sound


Man Ray, Man Ray; Accident; Gray Hairs

William Wegman

1976-79, 15 min, color, sound


Manipulating a Fluorescent Tube

Bruce Nauman

1969, 62 min, b&w, sound


Mao Meets Muddy

Anthony Ramos

1989, 35:23 min, color, sound

Mao Meets Muddy documents a trip Ramos made to Beijing to accompany his good friend, painter Frederick J. Brown, for a retrospective of Brown’s work at the National Museum of China in Tiananmen Square in 1988. It was the first solo exhibition in China of a Western artist, and Ramos sets the stage...


Mapping a City of Fragments v.2

Chip Lord

1997, 9:30 min, color, sound

Notions of urbanism, speed, and cinema in the digital age, drawn from Paul Virilio's The Overexposed City, are investigated in the dark, noirish cityscapes of Alphaville and Bladerunner, and the year-to-year mutations of corporate architecture.


Marcel Duchamp and John Cage

Shigeko Kubota

1972, 28:27 min, b&w and color, sound

In elegiac work, Kubota explores the relationship between two of the most influential figures in 20th century art and music. The core images are Kubota's own photographs of the famous 1968 chess match between Marcel Duchamp and John Cage, in which the board, wired for sound, functioned as a...


Margins and Bubbles Pt. 2

Tony Cokes

2009, 12:35 min, color, sound, HD video

Writes Cokes, "The video animation is based on the closing section of Cokes' and Perchuk's second collaborative presentation, 'Margins and Bubbles,' at 'Our Literal Speed 2' at the University of Chicago in May 2009. Visually, it features text excerpts from an interview between artist Tino Sehgal...


Marie and Me

Barbara Hammer

1970, 8:30 min, color, silent, 8mm film on video


Mark Trade

Ryan Trecartin

2016, 73:30 min, color, sound, HD video


Marseille: Mythes et Stéréotypes


1995, 51:10 min, color, sound


Martha Rosler Reads "Vogue"

Martha Rosler and Paper Tiger Television 

1982, 25:22 min, color, sound


Martina's Playhouse

Peggy Ahwesh 

1989, 19:48 min, color, sound, Super 8mm film on video

The artist writes that this work, "a response to Pee Wee's Playhouse, focuses on the girl child, grappling with the fluidity of gender roles as she role-plays with her toys."


Marx: The Video (A Politics of Revolting Bodies)

Laura Kipnis

1990, 27 min, color, sound


Mary Lucier: Video Installations (Wilderness)

Paul Tschinkel 

1990, 27:20 min, color, sound


Mass of Images

Ulysses Jenkins

1978, 4:15 min, b&w, sound

From behind a pyramid of TV monitors, perhaps calling to mind the TVs stacked for destruction in Ant Farm’s Media Burn (1975), Jenkins slowly rises, garbed in protective eye goggles and an American flag scarf. He begins to intone a haunting refrain: “You’re just a mass of images you’ve gotten to...


MASS: Between a rock and a hard place

Mary Lucier and Elizabeth Streb. 

1990, 11 min, color, sound


Masters of None

Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn

2006, 11:55 min, color, sound



Chris Marker

1985, 14:27 min, color, sound


Max Payne Cheats Only 1


2004, 23 min, color, sound

In Max Payne Cheats Only, JODI presents a series of video game "cheats": alterations to the behavior of a video game that are often built in by the original programmers to help players who have reached an impasse. Here the artists have compiled cheats from the ultra-violent New York vigilante...


Maya Deren's Sink

Barbara Hammer

2011, 29:08 min, color, sound, HD video

Maya Deren's Sink explores Deren's concepts of space, time and form through visits and projections filmed in her Los Angeles and New York homes. The project began after Hammer discovered a sink formerly owned by Deren at Anthology Film Archives and embarked on an homage to the "Mother of American...


Mayami: Between Cut and Action

Tony Labat

1986, 13:54 min, color, sound


Mayday Realtime

David Cort

1971, 59:45 min, b&w, sound


Meaning of the Interval

Edin Velez

1987, 18:40 min, color, sound


Meat Joy

Carolee Schneemann

1964 (re-edited 2010), 10:33 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video

Writes Schneemann: "Meat Joy is an erotic rite — excessive, indulgent, a celebration of flesh as material: raw fish, chicken, sausages, wet paint, transparent plastic, ropes, brushes, paper scrap. Its propulsion is towards the ecstatic — shifting and turning among tenderness, wildness, precision,...



Frank Gillette

1976-77, 18:06 min (each channel), color, sound, three-channel installation


Media Burn

Ant Farm: Chip Lord, Doug Michels, Curtis Schrier, Uncle Buddie 

1975, 23:02 min, color, sound

Media Burn integrates performance, spectacle and media critique, as Ant Farm stages an explosive collision of two of America's most potent cultural symbols: the automobile and television. On July 4, 1975, at San Francisco's Cow Palace, Ant Farm presented what they termed the "ultimate media...


Media Ecology Ads


1982, 12:22 min, color, sound


Media Hostages

Muntadas, Branda Miller and Chip Lord

1985, 22:08 min, color, sound


Media Shuttle: Moscow/New York

Dimitri Devyatkin and Nam June Paik.

1978, 28:11 min, b&w and color, sound



Gary Hill

1979-86, 4:17 min, color, sound


Meditations on the Northern Shore

James Byrne

1986, 15:44 min, color, sound


Meet the People

Shelly Silver

1986, 16:32 min, color, sound



Charles Atlas, Merce Cunningham

2000, 7:31 min, color, sound

Melange is a videodance by Merce Cunningham and filmmaker Charles Atlas, created over September 30 - October 2, 1999 during the filming of Atlas’ documentary Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance. “The videodance comprises a series of excerpts that alternate between the austere/minimal...



Shalom Gorewitz

1984, 25:10 min, color, sound


Melody Set Me Free

Kalup Linzy

2007, 15:16 min, color, sound

Melody Set Me Free is an alternately hilarious and heartbreaking narrative about contestants in an American Idol-style talent show competition and their quest for fame and stardom. Writes Linzy, "Vying to win a recording contest, they must take a Whitney Houston song and make it their own." The...


Melter 2

Takeshi Murata

2003, 3:50 min, color, sound

Melter finds Murata applying his deft touch with image-making software to questions of fluidity. Exploring formal tropes of melting, rippling, and bubbling, Murata's abstract experiment in hypnotic perception is at once organic and totally digital.



Trevor Shimizu

2005, 6:23 min, color, silent

Writes Shimizu: "I had just taken my last East Coast tour with Cass McCombs in which our first stop was the Rainbow Gathering in Virginia. This was also during my second week starting as the Technical Assistant at EAI. At the Rainbow Gathering, my band mates and I wandered around groups of people...


Memories from the Department of Amnesia

Janice Tanaka

1989, 12:50 min, b&w and color, sound


Memories of Ancestral Power (The Moro Movement in the Solomon Islands)

Bill Viola

1977, 35:19 min, color, sound

The rituals and philosophies of indigenous non-Western cultures recur throughout Viola's work. In 1976, he travelled to the Solomon Islands with portable color video equipment, which was then a new technology. The first of two "visionary documentaries" produced during his two-month stay, Memories...


Memory of Fire

Edin Velez

1994, 30 min, color, sound


Memory Surfaces and Mental Prayers

Bill Viola

1977, 29 min, color, sound

Memory Surfaces and Mental Prayers is a collection of works that address the desire to transcend the perceptual and cognitive structures of experience. Viola describes The Wheel of Becoming as concerning "the notion of the parallel nature of reality, that is, simultaneous events separated in...


Ménage à Trois

Douglas Davis

1986, 59:45 min, color, sound



Barbara Hammer

1974, 3:15 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on HD video

A wry comedy on the disagreeable aspects of menstruation, in which women act out their own dramas on a California hillside, in a supermarket, in a red-filtered ritual of mutual bonding. Menses combines both the imagery and the politics of menstruation in a fine blend of comedy and drama.


Mentiras & Humilhações (Lies & Humiliations)

Eder Santos

1988, 3:54 min, color, sound


Merce by Merce by Paik

Nam June Paik. In collaboration with Charles Atlas, Merce Cunningham, and Shigeko Kubota

1978, 28:45 min, color, sound

"Television obscures art in life, and life in art. Can we reverse time?" In Merce by Merce by Paik, a two-part tribute to avant-garde choreographer Merce Cunningham and 20th-century master Marcel Duchamp, Paik and his collaborators question art, life and time through video. Paik's electronic...



Joan Jonas

1974, 16:13 min, b&w, sound

Produced at the seminal Florence-based video art studio Art/Tapes/22, Merlo is an early piece in which Jonas performs alone in several dramatic outdoor locations: a rocky gorge, a wind-tossed river, a balcony looking out over a valley. Cloaked in a dark, hooded robe, Jonas employs a long paper...



Ursula Hodel

1997, 7 min, color, sound


Message my Brother Justin Left Me on my Cell from the Slayer Concert Last Week

Cory Arcangel 

2004, 2:27 min, b&w, sound

In this deadpan conceptual anecdote, Arcangel delivers exactly what his title promises. In doing so, he directs us to the ceaseless and apparently effortless movement of digital information; in this case, a translation of data from the private to the public, from audio to video, and from a...


Meta Mayan II

Edin Velez

1981, 20:02 min, color, sound



Phyllis Baldino 

2002, 2:34 min, color, sound

Baldino renders the progression of a migraine headache as fluttering, glowing shapes, which swiftly overtake the field of vision with a brilliant insistence before finally passing. The work is Baldino's visual articulation of a subjective physical phenomenon, elevated by her precise, almost...


Micro Cosmos 1-4

Stan VanDerBeek

1983, 15 min, color, sound


Midi Violin Demo


1998, 11 min, color, sound



Bill Viola 

1976/2010, 7 min, color, sound



Michael Smith

1987, 2:43 min, b&w and color, sound


Mike Builds a Shelter

Michael Smith

1985, 23:55 min, color, sound


Mike's World Orientation Video

Michael Smith

2007, 7 min, color, sound

Mike's World Orientation Video was created as an introduction to the retrospective exhibition Mike's World: Michael Smith & Joshua White (and other collaborators), which opened at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas in 2007 and traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia in...


Mikrohaus, or the black atlantic?

Tony Cokes 

2006-2008, 31:07 min, b&w, sound


Milking the Swiss Cow

Ursula Hodel

1999, 13:22 min, color, sound


Minor Threat

Dan Graham

1983, 38:18 min, color, sound



Joan Jonas

1976, 31 min, b&w, silent, 16 mm film on video


Mirage 2

Joan Jonas

1976-2000, 30 min, b&w, sound



Robert Buck

1985, 28 min, color, sound


Mirror Road

Gary Hill

1975-76, 6:26 min, color, silent

Hill's early formalist works explore the manipulation of electronic color and image density. Of these works, Hill has written that "much of the subject matter and the expressionistic method of working underline and in some sense parody the traditional medium of painting." In the silent Mirror...


Mishima in Mexico

Wu Tsang

2012, 13:57 min, color, sound, HD video



John Sanborn

2002, 61:30 min, color, sound

Sanborn writes: "While my work is usually known for its dark humor and flights of fancy, the events of 2001 forced me to be introspective and focus on areas of my life I had literally taken for granted. I struggled with the death of my father, and that confrontation forced me to face the facts of...


Mobile Homestead

Mike Kelley

2011, 210:31 min, color, sound

Mobile Homestead is a public artwork by Mike Kelley consisting of a full-scale replica of his childhood home in the Detroit suburb of Westland, built upon a complex of secret subterranean tunnels and rooms. Located on the grounds of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) in Downtown...


Mobile Homestead Christening Ceremony and Launch

Mike Kelley

2011, 53:12 min, color, sound, HD video


Model Release, Par-Schizoid-Position, and Test

Tony Oursler

1992, 11:44 min, color, sound

Collaborating with writer Constance DeJong, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, and performance artist Karen Finley, Oursler creates a psychedelic trilogy of works exploring the theme of the destruction of the human body through violent projection, psychological as well as electronic. These sequences, in...


Modern Times

Max Almy 

1979, 18:56 min, color, sound

In these five "modern narratives" of desire in contemporary consumer culture, Almy constructs an ironic social critique. Each segment focuses on a single concept that is visualized with a simple formal device. With an economy of visual and verbal means, Almy merges voiceovers and images to...


Modus Vivendi (1979-1986)

Marina Abramovic and Ulay 

1979-1986, 127 min, color, sound



Maggie Lee

2015, 56:22 min, color, sound, HD video



Robert Buck

1985, 28 min, color, sound



Lynda Benglis 

1999, 49 min loop, color, sound


Mono Lake

Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson

1968-2004, 19:54 min, color, sound

Featuring Super 8 film footage and Instamatic slide images of artists Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer and Nancy Holt as they visited California's Mono Lake in July of 1968, this piece was edited by Holt in 2004. Mono Lake candidly captures the young artists as they explore the haunting landscape...


Monster Movie

Takeshi Murata

2005, 3:55 min, color, sound

Takeshi Murata continues to push the boundaries of digitally manipulated psychedelia. In Monster Movie Murata employs an exacting frame-by-frame technique to turn a bit of B-movie footage (from the 1981 film Caveman) into a seething, fragmented morass of color and shape that decomposes and...


Montenvers et Mer de Glace

Robert Cahen and Stéphane Huter. 

1987, 8:13 min, color, sound


Moolack Beach Sunset Reversal II

Alex Hubbard

2005, 9:36 min, color, sound


Moonlighting NYC 2013

Michael Bell-Smith

2013, 1:26 min, color, sound, HD video

In Moonlighting NYC 2013 Bell-Smith creates an homage to the 1980s television show Moonlighting, which starred the young Bruce Willis and Cybil Shephard. Re-making the title sequence of the popular TV series through the addition of his own structure and animation, the artist interrogates what he...



Ken Kobland

1993, 57 min, b&w and color, sound

Writes Kobland, "MOSCOW X is part personal diary and part city symphony. Photographed in the fall of 1990, it is essentially a meander through Moscow on the eve of the collapse of the Soviet empire. A rumination on the terrible uncertainty inherent in societal change, read on the face of a city...



Chip Lord

1989, 69 min, color, sound


Mountaineer Spinning

Ken Jacobs

2004, 26 min, sound

WARNING: This work contains throbbing light. Should not be viewed by individuals with epilepsy or seizure disorders.

This work is a demonstration of one of Jacobs' Nervous Magic Lantern performances, which are created with a hand-manipulated projector and use neither film nor video. Highly...


Mouth to Mouth

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

1975, 8 min, b&w, sound



Gary Hill

1978, 1:07 min, color, sound

In his works from the late 1970s, Hill continues to construct a dialogue of sound and image, devising analogies between linguistics and electronic phenomena. In Mouthpiece, the gyrations of an electronic red mouth on a blue background affect the rolling of the image.


Movie Map: SF 03

Chip Lord

2003, 8:50 min, color, sound

In Movie Map, Lord interweaves classic chase scenes from two San Francisco films, Bullitt and Hitchcock's Vertigo. As he "maps" the city through cinema, juxtaposing the appropriated images of Steve McQueen and James Stewart driving through San Francisco with his own footage of neighborhood movie...


Movie Show

Tony Conrad

1977, 5:33 min, color, sound

"A curiosity, Movie Show looks backward to the era of structural films, particularly Ken Jacobs’s Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son. The clip of film used in this performance is taken from my Articulation of Boolean Algebra for Film Opticals, the work with which I closed out my interest in combinatorial...



Juan Downey

1974, 27 min, b&w, sound

Moving, an early tape in Downey's Trans Americas series, is a diaristic "road video," a personal Portapak journey through North and South America. Travelling from Cambridge to the tip of Chile, Downey first drove across the country to California with artists Willoughby Sharp and Frank Gillette,...


Mr. Dead & Mrs. Free

Squat Theatre

1982, 83 min, b&w and color, sound


Mrs. Peanut Visits New York

Charles Atlas 

1999, 6:05 min, color, sound

Mrs. Peanut Visits New York is a video portrait of the legendary late performance artist, fashion designer, and nightlife icon Leigh Bowery. Atlas' camera follows Bowery as he flamboyantly strolls through Manhattan's Meatpacking District, outrageously costumed in a self-made reinterpretation of...


MTV: Artbreak

Dara Birnbaum 

1987, 30 sec, color, sound

Produced for an Artbreak segment on MTV Network, this dynamic "thirty-second spot" presents an abbreviated history of animation according to the representation of women, from the cell imagery of Max Fleischer's Out of the Inkwell series to the contemporary digital effects of television. In...


Multiple Orgasm

Barbara Hammer

1976, 5:32 min, color, silent, 16 mm film on HD video



Lynda Benglis 

1972, 20 min, b&w, sound


Museum Open House

Museum of Fine Arts Boston in association with WGBH-TV

1964, 29:02 min, b&w, sound


Music Video

Cheryl Donegan

2008, 3:11 min, color, sound

Cheryl Donegan writes: "I had daydream that the Smiths asked me to make a video for their new single. It is actually a case of the present facilitating the past, or rather the recent past, or maybe a past that is out of reach...When I was a kid in my 20's and was totally obsessed with the Smiths,...



Tony Labat

1991, 45:09 min, b&w, sound


My Babushka: Searching Ukrainian Identities

Barbara Hammer

2001, 53:16 min, color, sound

"This video documentary centers on the questions of civil liberties and cultural differences in a society beginning to open as one woman searches for her own ethnic roots, identity and family history in Ukraine. Issues of human rights, anti-Semitism, homophobia, feminism and a divided and...


My Bubi, My Zada

Maxi Cohen

1975, 17:28 min, b&w, sound


My Desktop OS X 10.4.7


2007, 7:53 min, color, sound


My Face

Robert Buck

1985, 28 min, color, sound


My Father

Shigeko Kubota

1973-75, 15:30 min, b&w, sound


My Father Sold Studebakers

Skip Sweeney

1983, 27 min, b&w and color, sound


My Mix '81

Nam June Paik

1981, 24:50 min, color, sound


My Mother Married Wilbur Stump

Skip Sweeney

1985, 27:34 min, b&w and color, sound


My Twilight Zone Thing

Sondra Perry

2014, 1:04, color, sound, Two Channels


My Word

Vito Acconci 

1973-74, 91:30 min, color, silent, Super 8mm film on video

In this feature-length silent film, Acconci uses hand-written title cards to present an "interior monologue" about speaking, language, and silence. The written text alternates with images of Acconci, alone in the interior of an urban loft or on a rooftop, with the skyline of downtown New York as...


Mysteries of the Pussies

Carolee Schneemann

1998-2010, 7:43 min, color, sound

For this performative/lecture, Schneemann invited Teija Lammi, museum librarian at the Porin Taidemuseo in Pori, Finland, to be an improvisatory participant. Together Schneemann and Lammi physically respond to images of the artist's cats. Schneemann relates her own research into historic...


Mystery Solved


2010, 3:47 min, color, sound