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Video Art news and analysis from The Nation
July 16, 2021
In My Own Private Utopia, There Is No Rain—or Republicans
, one of my favorite video games, my goal is for everyone to be as happy as possible.
January 27, 2020
‘The People’s Perfume’ Sprays Cold Water on the Bernie Bro Narrative
Eau de Bernard, anyone?
December 19, 2019
The 2010s Radicalized Video Games—and the People Who Make Them
As an increasing number of games began to critique 21st century capitalism, their designers in the US battled for unionization.
October 30, 2019
A Dating Simulator That Shows How Misogyny Moves From Message Boards to the Real World
Artist Angela Wahsko’s video game about pick-up artists was the culmination of years of research. We give you an inside look into what went into the project.
Celine Wong Katzman
June 17, 2019
Gretchen Bender’s Video Art Predicted the Bleak Future of Mass Media
A retrospective of her art looks at the Pandora's box television unleashed and how we continue to reckon with the effects of an unrelenting, 24/7 visual culture.
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April 19, 2018
Joan Jonas’s Fragments
More than anything else, time itself is the material Jonas works with, manipulating it as a sculptor might mold clay.
March 30, 2018
The Ubiquitous Medium
Carissa Rodriguez’s work leads viewers to scrutinize our choices and values as they relate to video—to recording and being recorded.
October 7, 2017
As the Threat of Nuclear War Grows, ‘the bomb’ Breaks the Silence
Like the Nobel Peace Prize–winning group ICAN, Eric Schlosser’s multimedia creation raises awareness about a looming catastrophe.
March 13, 2017
Stop the Trump Administration From Defunding the Arts and Humanities
This is not about fiscal responsibility.
December 20, 2016
Ellen Cantor’s Perpetual Revisions
The artist’s final film tested her belief that love could be stronger than the will to power.