Video Data Bank at the 54th New York Film Festival

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The New York Film Festival, now in its 54th year, runs September 30th to October 16th, 2016. This year marks the third year of the Festival’s unique celebration of experimental media: Projections.

The New York Film Festival’s Projections section presents an international selection of artists’ film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be. Drawing on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, including experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary and ethnographic realms, and contemporary art practices, Projections brings together a diverse offering of short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today’s most vital and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists. Projections is curated by Dennis Lim (Director of Programming, Film Society of Lincoln Center), Aily Nash (independent curator), while Thomas Beard (Film Society Programmer at Large) serves as Program Advisor.

VDB is thrilled that the 2016 Projections program will highlight a number of VDB titles and artists, including:

  • Rosa Barba, Bending to Earth (2015) [Program 1 – October 7th & 8th]
  • Kevin Jerome Everson, Ears, Nose and Throat (2016) [Program 2 – October 7th & 8th]
  • Sky Hopinka, Jáaji Approx. (2015) [Program 2 – October 7th & 8th]
  • Jesse McLean, See a Dog, Hear a Dog (2016) [Program 1 – October 7th & 8th]
  • John Smith, Steve Hates Fish (2015) [Program 1 – October 7th & 8th]
  • Deborah Stratman, The Illinois Parables (2016) [Program 3 – October 7th]
  • Steve Reinke, A Boy Needs A Friend (2015) [Program 7 – October 8th & 9th]

Find out more about the 54th New York Film Festival by visiting the online festival brochure.

 

VDB Newsletter ::: September 2016

VDB TV presents:
CHANNELING: an invocation of
spectral bodies and queer spirits

John Di Stefano | EMR | Hermine Freed | Elliot Montague
Shana Moulton| Jillian Peña | Aay Preston-Myint
Vanessa Renwick | Michael Robinson

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VDB TV Presents: CHANNELING: an invocation of spectral bodies and queer spirits

As part of Video Data Bank’s ongoing commitment to the presentation of groundbreaking moving image art, VDB TV presents this free online program that provides an entryway into the spirit realm and the queer body politic. This program, curated by cultural agitators Latham Zearfoss and Ethan White, summons the ghosts of the past and the specters of the future. Originally released as a compilation in 2008, the video works have been revisited by the curators who provide new insight into this culturally relevant program:

“While the spectrum of what is visible — and therefore legible, validated by mainstream consensus — may have shifted slightly in the last eight years, the questions raised by CHANNELING still inhabit the shadows and gray areas. The “political and historical dramas that haunt the queer experience” — i.e. the spectral bodies and queer spirits we sought to evoke in this program — have not been properly put to rest.”

— Latham Zearfoss and Ethan White

About VDB TV:

VDB TV is a rotating series of groundbreaking programs presenting essential video art, streaming free for the first time to the general public on the Video Data Bank website. From early media pioneers, to sensational contemporary artists, VDB TV provides unprecedented access to the culturally significant Video Data Bank archive of more than 600 artists and 6,000 video art titles. VDB TV is curated by prominent programmers and moving image art specialists from around the world. To advance accessibility to the VDB collection, all programs included within VDB TV feature closed captions for the hearing impaired.

VDB TV is supported in part by a Media Arts award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.


Martine Syms joins the VDB Collection

We are proud to announce the addition of artist and conceptual entrepreneur Martine Syms to the collection. In celebration, we are offering a 15% discount on all Educational Purchases of Martine Sym’s work for a limited period.

Martine Syms is the founder of Dominica, an imprint dedicated to exploring blackness as topic, reference, marker, and audience in visual culture. She has lectured at SXSW, TX; Walker Art Center, MN; REDCAT, CA; MoMA PS1, NY; and ICA London, UK. Her artwork has been exhibited and screened widely, including at the New Museum and The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; White Flag Projects, MO; ICA Philadelphia, PA; and 356 Mission, CA. Syms is based in Los Angeles, CA.

The recent acquisition includes the following single titles:
A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere (2015), Lessons: I-XXX (2014), Lessons: XXXI-LXI (2016) Memory Palace (2015), My Idol is Reality (2007), Notes on Gesture (2015)
“Syms is not just interested in television, but in a particular subset of degraded contemporary television: the sitcom. The centerpiece of Syms’s New Museum installation is a 25-minute hopscotch through the history of representations of African Americans in sitcoms titled A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere. The clips culminate in an imagined sitcom of her own called She Mad, which betrays a sense of dissatisfaction with the limitations of the form, even as she takes pleasure in its triumphs.”
Saul Austerlitz, New Republic

Use coupon code SYMS2016 for a 15% discount on Educational Purchases
on DVD and Blu-ray (expires October 30th, 2016)

Video still from A Pilot For A Show About Nowhere (2015). © Martine Syms. Courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Support Video Dank Bank During Our 40th Anniversary Year

Video Data Bank believes in the unique vitality of our moving image community, a belief that we share with our artists, customers, and partners. As a non-profit organization, Video Data Bank relies on the generosity of individuals like you who believe that video art and artists are worthy of investment.

As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations we are releasing a selection of limited edition merchandise! These include stylish tote bags (perfect for carrying your VDB rentals), and buttons to show the world you care about video and media art. We are offering these to VDB donors through our anniversary year, but hurry, as stock is limited!

Donate $50 and receive a VDB 40th anniversary tote bag

Donate $25 and receive a VDB 40 anniversary button


VDB Artist News: Fall 2016

VDB artist Ben Russell will present a series of works including Let Us Persevere In What We Have Resolved Before We Forget, YOLO, and HE WHO EATS CHILDREN as part of the Indigo Festival of Contemporary Ideas Ljubljana, Slovenia, this September. Other work being screened at the festival includes Images of the World and the Inscriptions of War by the late Harun Farocki.

The National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, will exhibit George Kuchar‘s epic melodrama A Fatal Desire through October 2016. VDB artist Steve Reinke will also present on Kuchar’s expansive body of work during the exhibition on October 28th.

A 1984 interview of contemporary art critic Craig Owens conducted by VDB founders Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield will show at Galerie Buchholz, NYC as part of a new exhibition by Douglas Crimp, coinciding with the release of his book Before Pictures. The exhibition runs through October 22nd, 2016.

VDB is proud to co-sponsor Furry Friends a program starring the prized pets that inspired the work of underground cinema legends and twin-brothers, George and Mike Kuchar. From George’s early 8mm home movies of the family dog, Bocko, to Mike’s adoring portrait of their tuxedo cat, Lily, Furry Friends brings together eight pictures spanning 40 years. This program is presented in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and Iceberg Projects in conjunction with George Kuchar: Bocko, an exhibition at Iceberg Projects on display from September 17th-October 30th, 2016.

THINGS: a queer legacy of graphic art and play, featuring the work of Tom Rubnitz, opens at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries September 17th through December 11th, 2016. THINGS presents objects made by LGBTQ artists best known for their work in journalism, performance, film, and video.

The Stiftung Deutches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, will present VDB artist Yvonne Rainer‘s Hand Movie as part of the exhibition Language, which explores the manifestations of language in all areas of our lives. Language opens September 24th, 2016 through August 20th, 2017.

The Scottish Queer International Film Festival will present Liz Rosenfeld‘s The Surface Tension Trilogy at the Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, on October 2nd. The artist will be present for a Q&A session directly after the screening.

VDB artists Martine Syms and Sara Magenheimer kick off the Fall 2016 Flaherty NYC season Wild Sounds with the program Voices From Beyond, screening October 3rd at Anthology Film Archives.

Video Data Bank Celebrates 40 Years of Visionary Video!

40th-logo-singlelinebottomThis Fall 2016 Video Data Bank (VDB) celebrates forty years of fostering awareness and scholarship of video and media art.

Founded at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 1976 — the organization was first located in a closest at the back of SAIC’s Flaxman Library — VDB has since become a leading resource for video by and about contemporary artists.  Over the past four decades, VDB has strived to foster awareness and scholarship of media art, long advocating for this most democratic and widely distributed of art forms.

To mark this important milestone, VDB is thrilled to collaborate with artists and partners to present an exciting series of special projects and events over the coming months, including artist presentations, box set releases, and the launch of a stimulating new series on the popular streaming platform VDB TV.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, love us on Instagram, and follow us on Twitter to keep up with the latest anniversary happenings at VDB!


Upcoming Events and Special Projects:

Sara Magenheimer @ Conversations at the Edge (October 20th 2016)

Paul Kos @ Conversations at the Edge (November 3rd 2016)

VDB TV: Decades @ vdb.org/TV (November 2016 — August 2017)

Box Sets and Compilations: Kevin Jerome Everson, Eduardo Kac, Paul Kos, Linda Montanoand Martha Rosler
(Forthcoming in 2016 and 2017)


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Over its forty-year history VDB has grown to include the work of more that 600 artists and 6,000 video art titles. These titles catalog the development of video as an art form from the late 1960s to the present day.

During this time VDB has proudly supported countless emerging and established artists, from Lynda BenglisBruce Nauman, and Yvonne Rainer to Harun Farocki, Sterling Ruby and Martine Syms.

Many of VDB’s relationships with artists, customers, and audiences have their roots in the early days of the organization, a tribute to the passion and conviction of VDB’s founders Kate Horsfield and Lyn Blumenthal.

VDB Director Abina Manning remarks:

“This significant anniversary causes us to reflect upon the profound impact of video art on the contemporary world. From early Portapak self-portraits, to animations entirely produced on a computer, video art has become our lingua franca.”


VDB by the Numbers:

More than 2.7 million dollars in royalties paid out to artists over the past decade

1,100+ exhibitions, screenings, and educational activities facilitated in 2015

1,500 hours of video art viewed in VDB’s free public screening room in 2015

200 terabytes of video art digitized

40+ artists showcased in Chicago in collaboration with Conversations at the Edge


Support Video Data Bank

wonderwomanAt the Video Data Bank we believe in the unique vitality of our moving image community, a belief that we share with our artists, customers, and partners. As a non-profit organization, Video Data Bank relies on the generosity of foundations and individuals like you who believe that video art and artists are worthy of investment. If you have used the VDB collection to program a screening or exhibition, watched one of our many compilations in a school library, or browsed our extensive online resources to learn about video and media art and artists — we appreciate you and we need your support!

Please consider making a donation to Video Data Bank today, whether $50, $20, or $10. In fact if just 10% of our newsletter subscribers were to give only $10 each we would be able to preserve more than 20 historically important works of video art. In any amount, we truly appreciate your gift.

Support Video Art with a donation to Video Data Bank

VDB TV presents: Invalid data — dreaming through the gaps

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VDB TV presents: Invalid data — dreaming through the gaps

As part of Video Data Bank’s ongoing commitment to the presentation of groundbreaking moving image art, VDB TV presents this free online program of curated video works (1997–2012) that are concerned with media and mediation, technology and collaboration… and all things in between. This program was originally curated for Uncommon/Commons, an incubator for skills and knowledge-sharing that responded to the themes of the commons and “commoning”, held at the 2014 College Art Association Conference in Chicago.

“Since we realize that mediation is everywhere, and involves both the physical — sea, air, earth, humans — and new media or electronic forms, how have the endless streams of pixilated films and videos changed the way we experience our hypervisual world?”

— Eugenia Marketou

These artists’ videos appropriate material from social media platforms such as YouTube, cell phones, surveillance cameras, video games, and found footage, to address the issues surrounding the politics and proliferation of what Hito Steyerl calls the “poor image.”

The program was curated by Video Data Bank Executive Director Abina Manning and Greek curator, activist, and interdisciplinary artist Eugenia Marketou.

About VDB TV:

VDB TV is a rotating series of groundbreaking programs presenting essential video art, streaming free for the first time to the general public on the Video Data Bank website. From early media pioneers, to sensational contemporary artists, VDB TV provides unprecedented access to the culturally significant Video Data Bank archive of over 600 artists and 6,000 video art titles. VDB TV is curated by prominent programmers and moving image art specialists from around the world. To advance accessibility to the VDB collection, all programs included within VDB TV feature closed captions for the hearing impaired.

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VDB TV is supported in part by a Media Arts award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

VDB Welcomes Renée Green with a 15% Discount on Educational Purchases

Still from "Partially Buried Continued", copyright Renée Green. Courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Still from Partially Buried Continued, copyright Renée Green. Courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Video Data Bank is delighted to announce that renowned artist Renée Green has joined the VDB collection. In celebration, we are offering a 15% discount on all Educational Purchases of Renée Green’s work for a limited period of time. Simply use coupon code RGREE2016 at the checkout.

Renée Green is an artist, writer, and filmmaker known for her highly layered and formally complex multimedia installations in which ideas, perception, and experience are examined from myriad perspectives. Through films, essays and writings, installations, digital media, architecture, sound-related works, film series and events, her work engages with explorations into circuits of relation and exchange.

This recent acquisition includes six single titles and two compilations:
Partially Buried (1996), Partially Buried Continued (1997),
Some Chance Operations (1999), Come Closer (2008),
Endless Dreams and Water Between (2009), Excess (2009),
Endless Dreams Compilation (2016), Partially Buried Compilation (2016)

Her exhibitions, videos and films have been viewed throughout the world in museums and art institutions, biennials and festivals. These include the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; Vienna Secession; as well as in Documenta, the Whitney Biennial, and the Venice Biennale.

Ongoing Becomings, a retrospective exhibition of twenty years of Green’s work, was organized in 2009 by the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne. In 2010 the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, organized Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams, a survey exhibition highlighting her time-based work. In addition, her filmic work has been featured in the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, in Arsenal, Institut für Film und Videokunst, Berlin, and in the Cinemateca Portuguesa, Museu do Cinema, Lisbon. In 2008 La rêve de l’artiste et du spectateur, a retrospective of Green’s films, took place at the Jeu de Paume in Paris.

A prolific writer, a selection of Green’s scripts has been collected in her books Other Planes of There: Selected Writings (Duke University Press, 2014), Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2010), and Shadows and Signals (Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 2000).

“Green [proposes] an understanding of history as something contingent and incomplete—ultimately as a personal concern, politically and artistically. Her time machine takes her to places and periods that help her not only to understand her own history as a product of social and political movements, but also to bring together like-minded people and sympathizers, creating genealogies across time and space. Her ‘order of things’ is a construction in which personal and public affinities become clear.”
Andreas Spiegl, www.freize.com

Use coupon code RGREE2016 for a 15% discount on Educational Purchases on DVD and Blu-ray (expires August 31st, 2016).

News on the VDB Team

We are thrilled to welcome George William Price and Zachary Vanes to VDB. Both George and Zach bring with them a wealth of experience and a passion for artist’s moving-image.

George William Price
Development and Marketing Manager
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As Development and Marketing Manager, George leads VDB’s promotional and development efforts, manages the submissions and acquisitions process, and is responsible for the organization’s external community relations.

Before his position at VDB George was the project coordinator for PAHC / studio where he oversaw research and management of studio projects for artist and philanthropist Paula Crown. He was the founder and director of FLATspace, a curatorial project created to further the professional development of early-career practitioners across Chicagoland and foster connections with the academic community.

George has curated and administered numerous exhibitions and moving image programs for institutions such as Conversations at the Edge, Chicago Urban Art Society, Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival, and University of the Arts London. He has also worked for a number of arts organizations in both the USA and UK including Matt’s Gallery, London; Electronic Arts Intermix, New York City; and Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago.

Zachary Vanes
Distribution Manager

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Newly promoted from his previous position as VDB Distribution Assistant, Zachary’s current role involves overseeing orders and inquiries regarding purchases and rentals, artist and client services, and coordinating exhibitions and screenings with national and international arts organizations.

He received a BA in Film Studies and English Literature from DePauw University. Over the past few years, Zachary has worked with some of Chicago’s most venerated film institutions including Kartemquin Films, Doc Films at the University of Chicago, and Music Box Theatre. At the Chicago International Film Festival, he helped organize the documentary competition, introduced screenings, and led Q&A sessions with filmmakers. Zachary is currently pursuing a Masters in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

VDB TV presents: Ship of Fools

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VDB TV Presents: Ship of Fools
Curated by George William Price

As part of Video Data Bank’s ongoing commitment to the public presentation of exceptional moving image art, VDB TV presents this free online program of curated video works (1981-2005) that explore insanity and temporal dissonance. From the viscerally disturbed performance of Hester Scheurwater in her video Mama to the camp irony of Tom Rubnitz’s Pyskho III the Musical, each title in Ship of Fools wrestles with the subjects of family and addiction, death and dying, and social or physical movement. A short essay, written by curator George William Price, accompanies the program:

“The works curated within the program Ship of Fools are both physical and metaphysical entities holding the potential for social rupture through a redistribution and reinvention of forms ­­— be that of the detritus of contemporary life, or of the fragile human body.  Videos such as Max Almy’s Deadline are self-reflexive loops that re-work contemporary culture by opening up a space in the form of a temporal fissure — an all-knowing, never-ending circuit.” Read More

Sourced from the historically significant archives of the Video Data Bank, VDB TV includes work from early video pioneers active in the 1960s and 70s, through to emerging contemporary artists. VDB TV offers viewers across the United States and beyond access to rare video art, the opportunity to engage with programs conceived by a wide range of curators, and original writing, all while ensuring that artists are compensated for their work. For more information on VDB TV, and to view previous programs, visit the online archive.

VDB TV is supported in part by a Media Arts award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov

Video Data Bank at the 62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

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Video Data Bank has been a proud partner of International Short Film Festival Oberhausen for the past eight years, during which time the festival has solidified its reputation as one of the world’s most respected film events. The festival’s 62nd year sees VDB celebrating its 40th anniversary by presenting a selection of dynamic new releases, curated by VDB Director Abina Manning; Saturday 7th May, 12:30pm at the Lichtburg Filmpalast/Sunset Cinema.

Cecelia Condit
Pulling Up Roots, 2015, 07:36, Ireland, English, Color, Stereo, 16:9, HD video

Ben Russell
YOLO, 2015, 06:30, South Africa/U.S., English, Color, Stereo, 16mm

Dani Leventhal & Jared Buckhiester
Hard As Opal, 2015, 29:23, U.S., English, Color, Stereo, HD video

John Smith
Steve Hates Fish, 2015, 04:42, U.K., English, Color, Stereo, HD video

Sara Mageheimer
Slow Zoom Long Pause, 2015, 13:01, U.S., English, Color, Stereo, HD video

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Portapak Conversation, 1973, 08:25, U.S., English, B&W, Mono, ½” open reel video

Video Data Bank at the Ann Arbor Film Festival 2016

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This month, Video Data Bank continues its longstanding support of the Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF). The 54th edition of the festival runs March 15th through March 20th, 2016, and VDB Development and Marketing Manager Ruth Hodgins will be in attendance from March 18th. This year’s festival includes many new titles from VDB artists: Rosa BarbaStephanie BarberJem CohenKevin Jerome EversonKent LambertDani LeventhalBen Russell, and Deborah Stratman. In addition, a selection of major works from our historic collection will be featured in special programs.


Featured in Juror Presentation: Carl Bogner                                   Thursday, March 17th, 1 pm, Michigan Theatre (Screening Room)

Steve Reinke 
Anal Masturbation and Object Loss (2002)

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Reinke envisions an art institute where you don’t have to make anything, and with a library full of books glued together.

“I think what will make my new school better than the old ones – well, maybe not better, but more precise – is that we will limit the type of discourse allowed….”
– Steve Reinke


Yvonne Rainer 
Hand Movie (1966)

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Hand Movie is part of the compilation Five Easy
Pieces
featuring early short works made between 1966 to 1969. Hand Movie is a close-up of a hand raised from a hospital bed, the fingers of which enact a sensuous dance. Camerawork by William Davis.

 


Juror Presentation: Rebecca Baron
Friday March 18th, 1 pm, Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

The 54th AAFF welcomes VDB artist Rebecca Baron to the Jury and features a selection of her titles in a special screening on Friday March 18thRebecca Baron is known for her essay films concerned with the construction of history. She has a particular interest in media archeology and the ways photographs and moving images create meaning and hold historiographic knowledge.

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Clockwise from top left: okay bye-bye, The Idea of North, Lossless #3, Detour de Force

 
okay bye-bye (1998)                                                                                 In okay bye-bye, so named for what Cambodian children shouted to the U.S. ambassador in 1975 as he took the last helicopter out of Phnom Phenh in advance of the Khmer Rouge, Rebecca Baron explores the relationship of history to memory.

The Idea of North (1995)                                                                           In the guise of chronicling the final moments of three polar explorers marooned on an ice floe a century ago, Baron’s film investigates the limitations of images and other forms of record as a means of knowing the past and the paradoxical interplay of film time, historical time, real time and the fixed moment of the photograph.

Lossless #3 (2008) Rebecca BaronDouglas Goodwin                       Removing keyframes from a digital version of John Ford’s The Searchers, Baron and Goodwin attack the film’s temporal structuring to render a kinetic “painted desert” of the West.

Detour de Force (2014)                                                                         Detour de Force presents the world of thoughtographer Ted Serios, a charismatic Chicago bell hop who, in the mid-1960’s produced hundreds of Polaroid images from his mind.


VDB TV presents: American Psycho(drama): Sigmund Freud vs. Henry Ford (2016 Redux)

 

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Curated by Nelson Henricks

As part of Video Data Bank’s ongoing commitment to the presentation of groundbreaking moving image art, VDB TV presents this free online program of performance-oriented videos from the late 1990s, which map a trajectory between consumer society and psychoanalytic confession. Curator Nelson Henricks reflects, “These interventions – distillations of music videos, commercials and infomercials sampled from a reservoir of neglected or useless images – offer moments of resistance.”

Emphatically low-tech and subtly comedic, the works use mass-produced phenomena as a springboard for social critique. HalfLifers (Torsten Z. Burns and Anthony Discenza) act out panicked rescue missions using everyday objects. Emily Breer and Joe Gibbons’ The Phony Trilogy, and Gibbons’ solo Barbie series, target pop culture icons through delusional monologues. Anne McGuire mimics popular television genres, interrupting the comfortable flow of power within them. Animal Charm (Rich Bott and Jim Fetterley) use found footage derived from a wide variety of sources to scramble media codes, creating a kind of tic-ridden, convulsive babble. The work of these artists can be set into orbit around three points: performance, television, and madness.

The original 1999 compilation American Psycho(drama): Sigmund Freud vs. Henry Ford is available for rental and purchase here.

Accompanying the program is an eponymous essay by curator Nelson Henricks, a Montréal-based musician, writer, and artist:

VDB TV presents: American Psycho(drama): Sigmund Freud vs. Henry Ford (2016 Redux)“What I feel is significant is that each of the artists performs a kind of madness for the camera, a madness catalyzed through an encounter with mass-produced/multiple objects…. What did we have to be anxious about at the end of the 1990s? The eradication of nature? The failure of the body? Global economic collapse? The millennium? Or simply the simple fear of losing our individuality… of becoming isolated from political agency, the fear of being powerless as an individual in a society where the only viable mode of expression left is to consume.” Read more.

VDB TV is a rotating series of groundbreaking programs presenting essential video art, streaming free for the first time to the general public on the Video Data Bank website.  It is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.