Critical Writing Index

A Critique of the Media: Turning the Tables: Surveillance Techniques and the Viewer as Participant

by Michael Rush

Video Art, 2003, pp. 20-38

London: Thames & Hudson, 2003

This segment looks at Video Art's earliest start which was preoccupied with critiques of television and other media. It examines many important contributors to video and offers an illustrative narrative of selected works. The author goes on to examine some artists who turned the tables and used surveillance techniques to make the viewer a participant.

ITEM 2003.039 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

YonemotoBruce Nauman

The Eternal FrameAnt Farm

Between the LinesMuntadas

Video Is Television?Muntadas

On TranslationMuntadas

La Siesta/Dujte/The NapMuntadas

AzimutKlaus vom Bruch

HoodKlaus vom Bruch

Pop-Pop VideoDara Birmbaum

Technology/TransformationDara Birnbaum

Not a Model for Big Brother's Spy-CycleDietder Froese

Theme SongVito Acconci

Performance CorridorBruce Nauman

InterfacePeter Campus

memPeter Campus

Don't WorryJulia Scher

WonderlandJulia Scher

Security by Julia II,IV, XLVJulia Scher