Barbara Latham Videoworks: Volume 1

Barbara Aronofsky Latham

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Collection: Single Artist Compilations, Early Video Art

Barbara Latham Videoworks: Volume 1

The five videos featured here investigate video as a tool for storytelling and the construction of alternate identities. Ultimately Latham concludes that video is an unsatisfactory and cumbersome tool useful only for the creation of dislocated narratives.

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Feathers: An Introduction is a self-portrait centered on the story of Latham's grandmother’s comforter which, old and worn, scatters feathers everywhere. Displaying an arresting stage presence,…

Collections: Single Titles
Tags: Autobiography, Family, Feminism, Image Processing, Performance, Video History

Arbitrary Fragments

Barbara Latham Videoworks: Volume 1

1978 | 00:12:44

Using highly-manipulated and over-processed images, Latham investigates the process of video as inherently fragmented. Weaving together various people’s impressions of the artist and her work, the…

Using highly-manipulated and over-processed images, Latham investigates the process of video as inherently fragmented. Weaving together various people’s impressions of the artist and her work, the…

Collections: Early Video Art, Single Titles
Tags: Feminism, Image Processing, Performance, Video History

In this video, the unseen narrator describes her inability to communicate to the camera what she wants to say and to whom she wants to say it. The curtain is the central metaphor for the piece,…

Collections: Early Video Art, Single Titles
Tags: Feminism, Performance, Video History

Unhinging the narrative conventions and stereotypical elements of the whodunit occult thriller, Chained Reactions is an update of film noir style. Calling on the cliches of gothic romance novels and…

Collections: Early Video Art, Single Titles
Tags: Feminism, Video History

Illustrating the modern woman’s mantra “I shop therefore I am", Barbara Latham’s Consuming Passions examines the passion for sweets as a replacement for a sense of security and a source of erotic…

Collections: Single Titles
Tags: Body, Feminism