Janice Tanaka

California-based Janice Tanaka is considered a pioneer in the use of processed images within experimental narrative form. She brings a painter’s sensibility to her intricately textured video collages that blend social and political observations, philosophical inquiries, and personal introspection. Her work uses original footage, appropriated media images, and densely layered electronic processing to transform the autobiographical into the universal. Her videos treat issues of Asian American history and identity, from the enduring trauma of internment camps during World War II to the blending of cultural values from the Old to New World. 

Available Titles by Janice Tanaka

Titlesort icon Year Collection Action
Beaver Valley 1980 Early Video Art, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Duality Duplicity 1980 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Memories from the Department of Amnesia 1989 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
No Hop Sing, No Bruce Lee 1998 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Swimming in Air 2006 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Who's Going to Pay for These Donuts Anyway? 1992 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Janice Tanaka