Critical Writing Index

Beyond ToonTown: What's On TV? Video Art for Younger Audiences

by Dara Meyers-Kingsley

The Independent, July 1991, pp. 13-14

Dara Meyers-Kingsley discusses the program she created at the Brooklyn Museum, What's On TV? Video Art for Younger Audiences. Finding little programming and production geared towards youth. Myers-Kingsley created four programs which screened works which either were made by kids, or were accessible to kids. The programs were followed by discussions and workshops with video artists and addressed themes ranging from works with Animals (for very young children) to works about collective identity and the American dream, drugs, sex and dating (for the older audiences.) "Today's children are tomorrow's media producers and consumers. Education- in schools, museums, libraries, or at alternative sites for learning- must assume the task of developing their critical viewing skills as well as introducing them to the tools of production."

ITEM 1991.080 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Dog BaseballWilliam Wegman

Les CanardsAlex Roshuk

Ole and the TreeKamal Kozah

Have You Ever Seen A Rainbow At NightBruce Hucko

Zoe's CarArdele Lister

So Far Away From Ruby LaneKamal Kozah

Zajota and the Boogie SpiritAyoka Chenzira

We Have The ForceBranda Miller

We Have The ForceYouth Force 88

Alonzo Speight

All Orientals Look The SameValerie Soe

Chantal's Choice: The Making of a Modern African FolktalePricilla Hinckley

Chantal's Choice: The Making of a Modern African FolktaleCarlyn Saltman

Technology/ Transformation: Wonder WomanDara Birnbaum

Brooklyn BridgeJoan Jonas

AIDS: Facts over FearEducational Video Centre (EVC)

Abortion: Past, Present, and FutureEducational Video Centre (EVC)

Drugs are just a big lieRise and Shine Productions

Power in our HandsRise and Shine Productions

Perfect LeaderMax Almy

Nicaragua: Through our EyesEducational Video Centre (EVC)

Hell! No Way OutRise and Shine Productions

My Soul IsRise and Shine Productions

Living InsideSadie Benning

A New YearSadie Benning