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==Artists, collectives==
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[[Image:Eleanor_Boyer_and_Karen_Peugh.jpg|thumb|350px|[[Eleanor Boyer]] (left) and Karen Peugh. [https://mediaburn.org/collections/eleanor-boyer/ (Source)] ]]
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[[Image:Delphine Seyrig Maria Schneider and Carole Roussopoulos 1975.jpg|thumb|350px|[[Delphine Seyrig]], Maria Schneider and Carole Roussopoulos during the shooting of ''Sois belle et tais-toi'', 1975.]]
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[[Image:Wendy_Appel_and_Rita_Ogden_c1972.jpg|thumb|350px|Wendy Appel and Rita Ogden filming with Sony Portapak, c.1972. Photo: Paul Goldsmith. Photo courtesy of [[TVTV]].]]
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Video activism, guerrilla television, alternative television, video documentary, community television.
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==Projects, collectives, activists==
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''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==
 
==Events==
* [http://videoactivism.net/en/conference-berlin-2017/ The Power of Activist Videos] conference, ICI Berlin, 12-13 May 2017. Organized by Jens Eder, Britta Hartmann and Chris Tedjasukmana.
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* [http://videovortex10.net Video Vortex #10 Istanbul: Art, Activism, Archive], Istanbul, 19-20 Sep 2014. [https://networkcultures.org/videovortex/past-events/events/]
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* [http://videoactivism.net/en/conference-berlin-2017/ The Power of Activist Videos], conference, ICI Berlin, 12-13 May 2017. Organized by Jens Eder, Britta Hartmann and Chris Tedjasukmana.
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==Collections, digital platforms==
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* [https://mediaburn.org/watch-videos-from-our-collection11/ 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." [https://mediaburn.org/blog/resurrecting-the-1970s-guerrilla-television-movement/] [https://news.uchicago.edu/story/hidden-history-guerrilla-television-uchicago-scholars-preserve-decades-old-videos]
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* [https://guerrillatv.bampfa.berkeley.edu/ Preserving Guerilla Television: TVTV], BAMPFA, University of California. [https://digicoll.lib.berkeley.edu/search?&sf=title&so=a&rm=&p=collection%3A%27Top%20Value%20Television%20papers%27&ln=en Digital collections]. [https://www.berkeleyside.org/2018/07/18/digitization-project-reveals-unseen-guerrilla-footage-that-revolutionized-tv]
  
 
==Resources==
 
==Resources==
* [http://videoactivism.net/en/ Video Activism 2.0], a research project on web videos.
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* [http://videoactivism.net/en/ Video Activism 2.0], research project on the attention strategies of video activism on the social web.
  
 
==Literature==
 
==Literature==
* Michael Shamberg, Raindance Corporation, ''Guerrilla Television'', New York, Chicago, San Francisco: Holt Rinehart and Winstin, 1971. [http://archive.neural.it/init/default/show/1964]
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* Deidre Boyle, ''[http://monoskop.org/log/?p=406 Subject to Change: Guerrilla Television Revisited]'', Oxford University Press, 1997.  
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[[Image:Radical Software 2 1 Changing Channels Winter 1972.jpg|thumb|300px|''[[Radical Software]]'', 1970-1974.]]
* Carlos Fernandez, [http://pzacad.pitzer.edu/~mma/teaching/MS71/reading/fernandez.pdf "Movements and Militant Media: Communications Technology and Latin American Grassroots Politics"], in ''Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority'', eds. Josh MacPhee and Erik Reuland, AK Press, 2007, pp 229-235.  
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[[Image:Shamberg Michael Raindance Corporation Guerrilla Television 1971.jpg|thumb|300px|Michael Shamberg, Raindance Corporation, ''Guerrilla Television'', 1971.]]
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[[Image:Boyle_Deirdre_Subject_to_Change_Guerrilla_Television_Revisited 1997.jpg|thumb|300px|Deidre Boyle, ''Subject to Change: Guerrilla Television Revisited'', 1997, [http://monoskop.org/log/?p=406 Log].]]
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[[Image:Defiant_Muses_Delphine_Seyrig_and_the_Feminist_Video_Collectives_in_France_1970s-1980s_2019.jpg|thumb|300px|''Defiant Muses: Delphine Seyrig and the Feminist Video Collectives in France, 1970s-1980s'', 2019, [https://monoskop.org/log/?p=22021 Log], [[Media:Defiant_Muses_Delphine_Seyrig_and_the_Feminist_Video_Collectives_in_France_1970s-1980s_2019.pdf|PDF]].]]
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* ''[[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.
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* Michael Shamberg, Raindance Corporation, ''Guerrilla Television'', New York, Chicago, San Francisco: Holt Rinehart and Winstin, 1971, 108 pp. [http://archive.neural.it/init/default/show/1964 TOC]. [https://www.radicalsoftware.org/volume1nr5/pdf/VOLUME1NR5_0120.pdf Ad]. [http://blogs.evergreen.edu/publicaccesstelevision/2017/10/02/guerilla-television-by-michael-shamberg/ Review]. [http://letsremake.info/PDFs/guide_2nd_edition.pdf#page=11] [https://aaaaarg.fail/thing/5a71f6669ff37c3f7b09f921]
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* Martha Gever, [[Media:Gever_Martha_1983_Video_Politics_Early_Feminist_Projects.pdf|"Video Politics: Early Feminist Projects"]], ''Afterimage'', Summer 1983, pp 25-27. [https://www.eai.org/supporting-documents/303/w.1236.0]
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* Wolfgang Stickel, ''[[Media:Stickel Wolfgang Zur Geschichte der Videobewegung 1991 2014.pdf|Zur Geschichte der Videobewegung: politisch orientierte Medienarbeit mit Video in den 70er und 80er Jahren: am Beispiel der Medienwerkstatt Freiburg und anderer Videogruppen und Medienzentren in der Bundesrepublik]]'', Freiburg: Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg, 1991; corr.ed., 1992; 2014, 187 pp. Master's thesis. [http://medienwerkstatt-freiburg.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/MW-Geschichte.pdf Excerpt]. {{de}}
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* Tjebbe van Tijen, [[Media:van Tijen Tjebbe 1993 A Context for Collecting the New Media.pdf|"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.
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* Alexandra Juhasz, ''[[Media:Juhasz Alexandra AIDS TV Identity Community and Alternative Video 1995.pdf|AIDS TV: Identity, Community, and Alternative Video]]'', Duke University Press, 1995, 316 pp. [https://alexandrajuhasz.com/books/aids-tv/ Author]. [https://www.dukeupress.edu/aids-tv Publisher].
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* Deidre Boyle, ''[http://monoskop.org/log/?p=406 Subject to Change: Guerrilla Television Revisited]'', Oxford University Press, 1997, 286 pp, [[Media:Boyle_Deirdre_Subject_to_Change_Guerrilla_Television_Revisited.pdf|PDF]].  
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* Carlos Fernandez, [[Media:Fernandez Carlos 2007 Movements and Militant Media Communications Technology and Latin American Grassroots Politics.pdf|"Movements and Militant Media: Communications Technology and Latin American Grassroots Politics"]], in ''Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority'', eds. Josh MacPhee and Erik Reuland, AK Press, 2007, pp 229-235.  
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* Carolyn Faber, Jakob Jakobsen, ''Guerilla Television and Activist Video: A View from the Last 35 Years'', Copenhagen: Copenhagen Free University, 2007, 56 pp. [http://www.copenhagenfreeuniversity.dk/weinberg.html Excerpt], [http://www.halfletterpress.com/guerrilla-television-and-activist-video-a-view-from-the-last-35-years/]. Booklet with an interview with tv-pioneer Tom Weinberg - by Carolyn Faber, documents from the Media Burn Archive and a Guerilla Television Lexicon.
 
* Carolyn Faber, Jakob Jakobsen, ''Guerilla Television and Activist Video: A View from the Last 35 Years'', Copenhagen: Copenhagen Free University, 2007, 56 pp. [http://www.copenhagenfreeuniversity.dk/weinberg.html Excerpt], [http://www.halfletterpress.com/guerrilla-television-and-activist-video-a-view-from-the-last-35-years/]. 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: Event Horizon Press, 2011.
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* Ege Berensel, [http://www.goethe.de/ins/tr/lp/prj/art/med/str/en9835055.htm "From Guerilla Television to Video-Activism, from Witness Video to Media-Activism: How to Resist Using Video"], ''Goethe.de'', 2012.
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* Nancy Cain, ''Video Days and What We Saw Through the Viewfinder'', Palm Springs, CA: Event Horizon Press, 2011.
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* Ege Berensel, [http://www.goethe.de/ins/tr/lp/prj/art/med/str/en9835055.htm "From Guerilla Television to Video-Activism, from Witness Video to Media-Activism: How to Resist Using Video"], ''Goethe.de'', 2012.
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* William Merrin, [[Media:Merrin William 2012 Still Fighting the Beast Guerrilla Television and the Limits of YouTube.pdf|"Still Fighting “the Beast”: Guerrilla Television and the Limits of YouTube"]], ''Cultural Politics'' 8:1, Mar 2012, pp 97-119.
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* ''Journal of Film and Video'' 64(1-2): "Early Video History", ed. Elizabeth Coffman, Spring/Summer 2012. [https://sci-hub.se/10.5406/jfilmvideo.64.1-2.0001 TOC].  [https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/jfilmvideo.64.1-2.issue-1-2]
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* Sara Chapman, [https://sci-hub.se/10.5406/jfilmvideo.64.1-2.0042 "Guerrilla Television in the Digital Archive"], ''Journal of Film and Video'' 64:1-2, Spring/Summer 2012, pp 42-50.
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* Kris Paulsen, [http://amodern.net/article/half-inch-revolution/ "Half-Inch Revolution: The Guerrilla Video Tape Network"], ''Amodern'' 2, Oct 2013.
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* Brian Holmes, [http://www.regardingspectatorship.net/tactical-television-movement-media-in-the-nineties/ "Tactical Television. Movement Media in the Nineties"], ''Regarding Spectatorship'', 2015.
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* Chris Robé, ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=22677 Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas]'', Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2017, x+469 pp.
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* Ege Berensel (ed.), ''Video'nun Eylemi'', Istanbul: Alef Yayinevi, 2017, 238 pp. [https://www.nadirkitap.com/videonun-eylemi-derleyen-ege-berensel-kitap10662622.html] {{tr}}
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* Gülüm Şener, Nihan Gider Işıkman (eds.), ''Video Aktivizmde. Kavramlar Sorunlar Uygulamalar'', Ankara: um:ag Yayınları, 2018, 230 pp. [http://www.umag.org.tr/tr/yayinevi/200/medya-ve-gazetecilik-dizisi/146/videoaktivizmde-kavramlar-sorunlar-uygulamalar Publisher]. [https://books.google.com/books?id=vyyDDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA1] {{tr}}
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* Michael Goddard, ''[http://library.memoryoftheworld.org/#/book/e6873b0f-14e7-4e65-8e07-6e108f40cfda Guerrilla Networks: An Anarchaeology of 1970s Radical Media Ecologies]'', Amsterdam University Press, 2018, 358 pp. [https://en.aup.nl/download/9789048527533%20ToC%20+%20Intro.pdf TOC & Introduction]. [http://en.aup.nl/books/9789089648891-guerrilla-networks.html]. Review: [https://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-29283 Gloor] (H-Soz-Kult).
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* Freya Schiwy, [[Media:Schiwy Freya 2019 Thresholds of the Visible Activist Video Militancy and Prefigurative Politics.pdf|"Thresholds of the Visible: Activist Video, Militancy, and Prefigurative Politics"]], ''ARTMargins'' 8:3, Oct 2019, pp 7-28. [https://doi.org/10.1162/artm_a_00242]
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* Freya Schiwy, ''[http://library.memoryoftheworld.org/#/book/4c3ba0f8-38a4-4f9b-bad3-c87ebd54305d The Open Invitation: Activist Video, Mexico, and the Politics of Affect]'', University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019.
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* ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=22021 Defiant Muses: Delphine Seyrig and the Feminist Video Collectives in France, 1970s-1980s]'', Madrid: Museo Reina Sofía, 2019, 231 pp. {{en}}
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** ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=22021 Musas insumisas: Delphine Seyrig y los colectivos de vídeo feminista en Francia en los 70 y 80]'', Madrid: Museo Reina Sofía, 2019, 231 pp. {{es}}
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* Sandra Ristovska, ''[https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/12244.001.0001 Seeing Human Rights: Video Activism as a Proxy Profession]'', MIT Press, 2021, 288 pp, [[Media:Ristovska_Sandra_Seeing_Human_Rights_Video_Activism_as_a_Proxy_Profession_2021.epub|EPUB]]. [https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/seeing-human-rights]
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* Francesco Spampinato, ''Art vs. TV: A Brief History of Contemporary Artists' Responses to Television'', Bloomsbury Academic, 2021, 368 pp. [https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/art-vs-tv-9781501370571/ Publisher].
  
 
==See also==
 
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* [[Video]]
 
* [[Video]]
  
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Latest revision as of 00:00, 26 May 2022

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.