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Eleanor Boyer (left) and Karen Peugh. (Source)
Delphine Seyrig, Maria Schneider and Carole Roussopoulos during the shooting of Sois belle et tais-toi, 1975.
Wendy Appel and Rita Ogden filming with Sony Portapak, c.1972. Photo: Paul Goldsmith. Photo courtesy of TVTV.

Video activism, guerrilla television, alternative television, video documentary, community television.

Projects, collectives, activists[edit]

also: Whispered Media, Witness, Appalshop in the USA; Chiapas Media Project in Mexico; Drishti Media Collective, Indian People's Media Collective Kritika in India; Undercurrents, I-contact video network in the UK; Labor News Production in South Korea; INSIST in Indonesia; Karahaber and Videa in Turkey

Events[edit]

Collections, digital platforms[edit]

  • Media Burn Archive, Chicago. The website features a digital archive of videos from the 1950s onward. "The collection forms an unmatched portrait of 20th and 21st century American life, created by individuals with a deeply rooted commitment to increasing our understanding of other human beings and communities." [2] [3]

Resources[edit]

  • Video Activism 2.0, research project on the attention strategies of video activism on the social web.

Literature[edit]

Radical Software, 1970-1974.
Michael Shamberg, Raindance Corporation, Guerrilla Television, 1971.
Deidre Boyle, Subject to Change: Guerrilla Television Revisited, 1997, Log.
Defiant Muses: Delphine Seyrig and the Feminist Video Collectives in France, 1970s-1980s, 2019, Log, PDF.
  • Radical Software, 11 issues, eds. Beryl Korot, Phyllis Segura, and Ira Schneider, New York: Raindance Corporation (later Raindance Foundation with Gordon and Breach Publishers), 1970-1974.
  • Michael Shamberg, Raindance Corporation, Guerrilla Television, New York, Chicago, San Francisco: Holt Rinehart and Winstin, 1971, 108 pp. TOC. Ad. Review. [5] [6]
  • Tjebbe van Tijen, "A Context for Collecting the New Media", in Next 5 Minutes Video Catalogue: Catalogue of Videotapes Shown During the Festival on Tactical Television held in Paradiso Amsterdam, 8-10 January 1993, eds. Bas Raijmakers and Tjebbe van Tijen, Amsterdam: International Institute of Social History, 1993.
  • Carolyn Faber, Jakob Jakobsen, Guerilla Television and Activist Video: A View from the Last 35 Years, Copenhagen: Copenhagen Free University, 2007, 56 pp. Excerpt, [8]. Booklet with an interview with tv-pioneer Tom Weinberg - by Carolyn Faber, documents from the Media Burn Archive and a Guerilla Television Lexicon.
  • Nancy Cain, Video Days and What We Saw Through the Viewfinder, Palm Springs, CA: Event Horizon Press, 2011.
  • Journal of Film and Video 64(1-2): "Early Video History", ed. Elizabeth Coffman, Spring/Summer 2012. TOC. [9]
  • Ege Berensel (ed.), Video'nun Eylemi, Istanbul: Alef Yayinevi, 2017, 238 pp. [10] (Turkish)
  • Gülüm Şener, Nihan Gider Işıkman (eds.), Video Aktivizmde. Kavramlar Sorunlar Uygulamalar, Ankara: um:ag Yayınları, 2018, 230 pp. Publisher. [11] (Turkish)
  • Francesco Spampinato, Art vs. TV: A Brief History of Contemporary Artists' Responses to Television, Bloomsbury Academic, 2021, 368 pp. Publisher.

See also[edit]

Art and Culture

Avant-garde and modernist magazines, Artists' publishing, Graphic design, Photography, Typewriter art, Multimedia environments, Design research, Video activism, Urban practices, Zine culture, Demoscene, VJing, Live cinema, Art and technology centres, Cyberfeminism, Community television, Hacktivism, Art servers, Hackerspaces, CD-ROM art, Circuit bending, Pure Data, Media archives, VVVV, Maker culture, Glitch art, Live coding, Locative media, Libre graphics, Electromagnetism, Surf clubs, DIY biology, Post-digital, Neural aesthetics.
See also Art styles and movements.