Dara Birnbaum
1946–

Introduction

Dara Birnbaum (born 1946) is an American video and installation artist. Birnbaum entered the nascent field of video art in the mid-to-late 1970s challenging the gendered biases of the period and television’s ever-growing presence within the American household. Her oeuvre primarily addresses ideological and aesthetic features of mass media through the intersection of video art and television. She uses video to reconstruct television imagery using as materials such archetypal formats as quizzes, soap operas, and sports programmes. Her techniques involve the repetition of images and interruption of flow with text and music. She is also well known for forming part of the feminist art movement that emerged within video art in the mid-1970s. Birnbaum lives and works in New York.

Wikidata identifier

Q3702470

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Introduction

Video artist known for her use of appropriated material.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, installation artist, sculptor, video artist

ULAN identifier

500034772

Names

Dara Birnbaum, Dana Birnbaum

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