Art History from Home:
When Did Video Become Art? On Performance

Tues, Feb 2, 2021
6 pm

Online, via Zoom

With the video camera offering an accessible and direct means of self-capture, video plays a key role in the creation and documentation of performance art from the 1970s to the present. Through a focus on artists Hermine Freed, Kalup Linzy, and Charles Atlas, this session will examine how artists shaped performances around video technology and its content—from music videos to soap operas.

Ayanna Dozier is an artist, lecturer, curator, and scholar. She recently completed her Ph.D. in art history and communication studies at McGill University. She is the author of the 33 ⅓ book on Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope. She is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and a lecturer in the department of communication and media studies at Fordham University.

This event will have automated closed captions through Zoom. Live captioning is available for public programs and events upon request with seven business days advance notice. We will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made outside of that window of time. To place a request, please contact us at or (646) 666-5574 (voice). Relay and voice calls welcome.

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