Critical Writing Index

Outlaws Through the Lens of Corporate America

by Ellen Spiro

Cinematograph, 1991, no. 4, pp. 180-183

Activists using video to amplify urgent messages, with special focus on AIDS and reproductive rights. Collective strategies for cracking the corporate media system; cultural landscape of the early 90s.

"In the face of a seemingly monolithic power structure of cops, laws, corporate media and societal standards of conformity, a little machine like the Video 8 camcorder is capable of subverting their oppressive voice of authority by amplifying the image and voices of those people and ideas generally deemed unimportant."

ITEM 1991.051 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Testing the Limits

The Many Faces of PaperBlack Cat Collective

Studio of The Streets8mm News Collective

The Riddle of the Mysterious Missing Station8mm News Collective

Buffalo Artists Against Repression and Censorship (BAARC)

Cyndi Cox

Julie Zando

Damned Interfering Video Activists b(DIVA TV)

DiAna's Hair Ego: AIDS Info Up FrontEllen Spiro

AIDS in the BarrioAlba Martinez and Frances Negron

MediaactiveRay Navarro

The Feeling of Power: #6769Robert Beck

Media Coalition for Reproductive Rights