Critical Writing Index

Guerrilla Television in the Digital Archive

by Sara Chapman

Journal of Film and Video, 2012, v. 64, no. 1/2, pp. 42-50

In this article, the author explores the various issues impacting the processes of early video and television art restoration. Particular focus is given to the work being done by the Media Burn Independent Video Archive in Chicago, Illinois. The process of videotape archiving and restoration is discussed in detail, along with the history of web based video art in the late 20th and early 21st century.

ITEM 2012.040 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Michael Shamberg

Subject to Change: Guerrilla Television RevisitedDeirdre Boyle

Rdical Software


Videofreex (Bart Friedman, Nancy Cain)

Media Burn Independent Archive

Ant Farm (Tom Weinberg)

It's a Living, Paper RosesAnda Korsts, Tom Weinberg, Jim Wiseman

Frederick Wiseman

Allan King

Chicago Editing Centre (Scott Jacobs, Tedwilliam Theodore, Tom Weinberg)


Image UnionWTTW (Gene Siskel)

Tuli Kupferberg

Skip Blumberg