Artists' videos in the Headington Library

  • The Library holds a growing collection of artists' videos. They are kept on the main shelves with the books on video art.

    They are all shelved at 709.0407 or 709.04074. Some of the titles held in the Library are listed below:

    • Barber, George. Beyond Language: selected video works, 1983 - 2008, 2008.
    • Barney, Matthew. The order(from Cremaster 3), 2003.
    • Beacons of Style, 1997.
      • This Cinenova program, which spans 20 years of British experimental feminist film practice, presents "a small but crucial selection of innovative work that has helped define avant-garde film in the UK."
    • Beckman, Erica. The super-8 trilogy, 1978-1981, 2013.
    • Chapman, Jake and Dinos. TV Sculpture, 1997.
    • Clarke, Shirley. Portrait of Jason, 2005.
    • Fischli, Peter and Weiss, David. Der Lauf der Dinge (The Way Things Go), 2000.
    • Grey Suit.
      • A 12 volume collection of short films plus recordings of theatrical performances and poetry readings. It includes films by Kai Zimmer, Annie Griffin, Sean Roe, Lorraine Butler, Paul Granjon, Teema Maki, Tony Hill, Harald Busc, Julia Woropy.
    • Harrison, Oliver. The fallen word and collected films, 2013.
    • Keen, Jeff. Gaswrx: the films of Jeff Keen, 2009.
    • Miyajima, Tatsuo. Running Time, 1998.
    • Morrison, Bill. Decasia: the state of decay, 2003.
    • Pandemonium. Programme 1: Lost Locations Found. Curated by Abina Manning.
      • A package of film and video work by a number of international filmmakers and video artists.
    • Petit, Chris and Sinclair, Ian. London Orbital, 2002
    • Pucill, Sarah. Magic Mirror, 2013.
    • Richardson, Emily. A volume of six films: Redshift (2001), Nocturne (2002), Aspect (2004), Petrolia (2005), Block (2005), Cobra M ist (2008)
    • Sherwin, Guy. Optical sound films, 1971 - 2007, 2007.
    • Snow, Michael. Presents, 2001.
    • Surveying the First Decade. A comprehensive set of eight DVDs on the history of experimental and independent video from 1968 to 1980. It includes 68 seminal titles by over 50 artists.
    • Tight Roaring Circle. A collaboration between Dana Caspersen, William Forsythe and Joel Ryan, filmed in The Roundhouse. 1998.
    • Video poems. Compiled by Michael Maziere.
      • A compilation of short pieces by various European video artists.
    • Viola, Bill. The Passing, 1995.
    • Viola, Bill. Hatsu-Yume: first dream, 1998.
    • Viola, Bill. Selected Works, 1998.
      • Includes Migration, The Reflecting Pool, Ancient of Days and Chott el-Djerid (A Portrait in Light and Heat).
    • Warhol, Andy. Chelsea Girls, 2003 (film made in 1966) .
    • Warhol, Andy. Empire, 2002 (film made in 1964).
    • Woollett, Lucy. Ladies, all the ladies, 2009.

    For further information on British film and video art Luxonline is an invaluable developing online resource. It contains biographies of artists and essays about them, descriptions of individual works together with a gallery of stills.