From silent films screened with piano accompaniment to the golden age of MTV filled with audacious and expensive music videos, music and the moving image have long been intertwined. This, the second iteration of our Music/Video series, continues exploring the various ways in which artists have used music to change or enhance the meanings and the potential of video art.
Plastic Rap with Frieda, 1983. Tom Rubnitz, Barbara Lipp, Tom Koken. Video (color, sound); 4:07 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Video Data Bank, www.vdb.org
finally destroy us, 1991. Tom Kalin (American, born 1962). Video (black and white and color, sound); 3:58 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
Aerobicide-Julie Ruin, 1998. Sadie Benning, Kathleen Hanna. DV video (color, sound); 4:00 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Video Data Bank, www.vdb.org
Year of the Spawn, 2014. Matt Wolf. HD video (black and white, sound); 4:49 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Video Data Bank, www.vdb.org