Feedback: The Video Data Bank, Video Art, and Artist Interviews—Reprised

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May 17–31, 2007


Ximena Cuevas. El Diablo en la piel (Devil in the Flesh). Mexico, 1998. Video (color, sound). Gift of the Mexican Cultural Institute. © 2016 Ximena Cuevas. Courtesy Video Data Bank

Originally screened on the occasion of the publication of Feedback: The Video Data Bank Catalog of Video Art and Artist Interviews and MoMA’s The Feminist Future symposium in January 2007, this series of programs, featuring video art and interviews with women in the arts drawn from the Chicago-based Video Data Bank, now receives an encore presentation, giving Museum visitors another opportunity to experience these rare works. The Video Data Bank (VDB), started in 1976 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a collection of student productions and interviews with visiting artists, grew to include interviews with underrepresented women artists conducted by VDB codirectors Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield. For this exhibition, interviews and videotapes were chosen to reflect women’s art making and the evolution of feminist theory over the past thirty years. Interviews are by Horsfield and Blumenthal.

Organized by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Film; with Blithe Riley, Editor and Project Coordinator, On Art and Artists collection, Video Data Bank.

Special thanks to Kate Horsfield, Director Emeritus; Tom Colley, Collections Manager; and Abina Manning, Interim Director, Video Data Bank; and the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund.


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