Critical Writing Index

Street Culture

by Merike Talve

Video Guide, Aug. 1984, v. 6, no. 4, pp. 4-5

This review of the video series Street Culture demonstrates the video medium as one which is most appropriate for collecting authentic images and sounds from the streets about the culture that surrounds it. The videoworks discussed in this review are seen as reflecting street life for what it is, rather than creating new situations to show how things could be, or should, be.

ITEM 1984.011 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Vancouver Canada Or They Chant Fed UpKim Tomczak

Third Avenue: Only the Strong SurviveJohn Alpert and Keiko Tsuno

Secret From The Street, No DisclosureMartha Rosler

Tokyo Fast FoodsMichael Goldberg

SplitArdele Lister

Ear to the GroundKit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn

Gladys: A Queen in ExileB. Levine

Pick Up Your FeetSkip Blumberg

167 Street/Bronx 83Bob Harris and Rii Kanzaki

Forbidden RebelsRii Kanzaki

Damnation of FaustDara Birnbaum