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buchanan - creatures

Nancy Buchanan:"These Creatures" (1979). image copyright Nancy Buchanan

Nancy Buchanan (USA *1946)

"With Love from A to B" is a collaborative work with the equally renowned artist Barbara T. Smith, in which the two pairs of hands act out a love relationship from first introduction to painful ending.

"These Creatures" examines gender clich├ęs and gender-specific behaviour. The piece, for which Buchanan made use of new technologies and media like the TV commercial and CCTV, takes the form of an "anti-commercial" about the representation of women in advertising.

Nancy Buchanan lives and works in Los Angeles. Since the 1970s, she has mostly been making video works in the context of performance art, computer animation and social documentary. Her black humour and social criticism are often aimed at the world of the media.

 

In the Video Archive:

"With Love From A to B" (with Barbara Smith), 1977, 10:18min.
"These Creatures", 1979, 1:00min.


Links:

Nancy Buchanan Website