When Video Came
Andres Tapia-Urzua and Ralph Vituccio
2003, 42:00 minutes, colour
When Video Came is a fascinating look at the history of video art in the U.S. from the critical perspective of seminal media artists. Visually stimulating, this documentary portraits the development of the technological image and its influence in our culture as well as the complex relationship that exist between the independent producer and the established mass-media. Sharp testimonials and ad-hoc visuals raise important questions about the role of the individual in a culture dominated by broadcast monopolies that promote an alarming unilateral view of the world.
This video is also a call for a media aware society and the creative empowerment of our citizens.
Featuring: John Hanhardt, Martha Rosler, Dara Birnbaum, Chip Lord, Bill Viola, Mary Lucier, William Wegman, Antonio Muntadas, Gene Youngblood, Doug Hall, Margot Lovejoy, John Sturgeon, John Sanborn, Woody Vasulka, Pier Marton, Lynn Hershman, Coco Fusco, Steina Vasulka, Skip Sweeney, Jeanne Finley, Paul Glabicki, Bill Judson, Joan Logue, George Kuchar.
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