Anne McGuire

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Anne McGuire was born in the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant, and has lived in San Francisco since 1990. She began making videos in the late 1980s while she was a student. She has taught at various institutions in California including the San Francisco Art Institute, University of California Santa Cruz, and Stanford University, as well as KyungSung University in Busan, South Korea. 

Through her single-channel works, McGuire translates traditions of personal and poetic performances to camera, playing off of conventions of television. She has explored the personal through formal narrative, particularly in Strain Andromeda, The, her 1993 end-to-beginning re-edit of Robert Wise's The Andromeda Strain. Strain was her first foray into disaster deconstruction. In 2006 Anne completed Adventure Poseiden, The (The Unsinking of My Ship), which celebrates the 20-year anniversary of her very own real-life shipwreck experience. She also writes poems and sings them as songs, and has performed as Freddy McGuire with San Francisco-based electronic musician Wobbly, live and on radio.

Artist Collection List

Title Year Runtime Collection
After Wegman 2003 3 minutes 30 seconds Single Titles
All Smiles and Sadness 1999 7 minutes 14 seconds Single Titles
American Psycho(drama): Sigmund Freud vs. Henry Ford 1999 1 hour 17 minutes Curated Compilations
Anne McGuire Videoworks: Volume 1 1997 38 minutes 30 seconds Single Artist Compilations
I Am Crazy and You're Not Wrong 1997 11 minutes Single Titles
I Like Men 2000 40 seconds Single Titles
Joe Dimaggio 1, 2, 3 1991 10 minutes 50 seconds Single Titles
Oh Hi Anne 2017 9 minutes Kuchar Archive, Single Titles
Strain Andromeda The 1992 2 hours 6 minutes Single Titles
The Telling 1998 3 minutes 30 seconds Single Titles
The Waltons 1996 7 minutes Single Titles
When I Was a Monster 1996 5 minutes 25 seconds Single Titles