Dara Birnbaum Characteristics
Dara Birnbaum is an important figure in contemporary video, creating controversial works that deconstruct the media's role in reinforcing social values and codes. Working across cultural categories, Birnbaum's work has been recognized for its "potential to affect the language of both art and television." her earlier work explores sociological codes through appropriated television images while her more recent tapes continue this investigation using original footage layered with video effects.
--Video Databank Catalog