Since he began working in film and video in the early 1970s, Ken Feingold has explored a complex discourse on the representation of the Other. His examination of the relation between the self and the real, as reflected in media images and new technologies, has led to an inquiry into the subjective observation of cultural otherness.
Combining what she terms the "cool, electronic art of video and the warmer, naturalist arts of painting and music," Kit Fitzgerald creates gestural works that suggest vibrant moving canvases. Fitzgerald generates and orchestrates imagery in real time, creating vivid compositions of color, form, light, and sound.
Working as a collaborative team from 1976 until 1982, Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn created dynamic fusions of video art and television tactics. Their kinetic use of editing and post-production effects defined their energetic juxtapositions of visual, musical and conceptual themes.
Forcefield, an artist collective from Providence, Rhode Island, has forged an interdisciplinary practice that includes music, performance, installation, textiles, printmaking, and video. Oscillating between humor and menace, their willfully crude videos employ vintage analogue signal-processors and defunct electronics, the anonymous artists shrouded in knit outfits. Collapsing the neo-primitivist and the futurist, Forcefield's patchwork aesthetic suggests the detritus of the post-nuclear future, the recent past, and the post-industrial present.
Founder and director of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Richard Foreman is a major figure in the avant-garde theater. His stylized plays create tension between spoken language and visual tableaux, eschewing dramatic narrative action. In the 1970s he translated his theatrical work to video, creating several provocative pieces that are minimalist in form but complex in their labyrinthine layers of textual meaning.
Hungarian artist Péter Forgács explores the historical and the cultural via the private, in works that merge drama and anthropology, documentary and diary. Recontextualizing archival home movies and film journals from the past, he transforms personal documents of everyday lives into haunting narratives of 20th-century Hungary, outside of "official" history.
Terry Fox was a central participant in the West Coast performance, video, and Conceptual Art movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s. His performance actions explore ritual and symbolic content in the objects, places, and natural phenomena of everyday life. In the 1974 Children's Tapes, a classic early work, Fox uses the intimate scale and real-time properties of video to enact a conceptual performance of everyday objects.
Fast-paced, wry and often acidic, the work of Kip Fulbeck explores the contemporary Asian American and Hapa (multiracial Asian) experience through personal narrative. Fulbeck taps into the ambiguities of his identity while challenging the boundaries of "identity" as a category. An inveterate storyteller, his clever, nuanced tales are presented with an irony that is grounded in his own blurred cultural footing and fascination for pop culture.