Dara Birnbaum

Dara Birnbaum

List price: US$42.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dara Birnbaum, born in 1946 in New York, USA, where she continues to live and work, uses video to reconstruct television imagery using as material such archetypal formats as quizzes, soap operas, and sports programmes. Her techniques involve the repetition of images and interruption of flow with text and music. She is also well known for forming part of the feminist art movement. Her most prominent piece of video art is the 1978 - 1979 video art piece Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman. In this work she uses appropriated images of Wonder Woman to subvert the ideology and meaning embedded in the television series. "Opening with a prolonged salvo of fiery explosions accompanied by the warning cry of a siren, Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman is supercharged, action-packed, and visually riveting... throughout its nearly six minutes we see several scenes featuring the main character Diana Prince... in which she transforms into the famed superero." In 1979 she started to make fast-edited video collages from footage appropriated while working for a TV post-production unit. She participated in the 1985 Whitney Biennial.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135702440
  • 9786135702446