Critical Writing Index

To Live and Die in LA

by Christine Tamblyn

Afterimage, Jan. 1988, v. 15, no. 6, pp. 3,21

A review of the 1987 American Film Institute's annual video festival currated by Neil Sieling. Tamblyn beleives that this show proves that there is not much interesting video work being produced right now. Most of the article contains her reasons for making this statement, but also some praise for artists like George Kuchar and Lisa Steele who rise above it. "The ground-breaking experimentation and inventive risk taking that characterized the early days of video are gone." She feels that because of poor distribution and limited access to materials artists are producing rigid, one dimensional work.

ITEM 1988.064 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Video Album 5George Kuchar

Private eyesLisa Steele + Tom Tomczak

Not a Jealous BoneCecelia Condit