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Blondell Cummings

A resource of selected archives, bibliographies, and pedagogical tools relating to the work of choreographer and video artist Blondell Cummings (1944-2015).

Dance Film and Moving Images

  • Brannigan, Erin. Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image. 1st edition. New York: Oxford University Press USA, 2011./p>

  • Cooke, Lynne, and Douglas Crimp. Dance Dance Film Essays.  Dancing Foxes Press/Galerie Buchholz, forthcoming (2021).

  • Davis, Douglass. “Filmgoing/Videgoing: Making the Distinction.” In Video Culture: A Critical Investigation. New York: Visual Studies Workshop Press, 1986. 

  • Elwes, Catherine. “The Domestic Space of Video” in Expanded Cinema: Art, Performance, Film. London: Tate Publishing, 2011.

  • Hayden, Malin Hedlin. Video Art Historicized: Traditions and Negotiations. Farnham Surrey, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Pub Co, 2015.

  • Klotman, Phyllis R. and Janet K. Cutler. Struggles for Representation: African American Documentary Film and Video. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.

  • Leighton, Tanya. Art and the Moving Image: A Critical Reader. Harry N. Abrams, 2008.

  • Lippit, Akira Mizuta. Ex-Cinema: From a Theory of Experimental Film and Video. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.

  • Mellencamp, Patricia. Indiscretions: Avant-Garde Film, Video, and Feminism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.

  • Mitoma, Judith, Elizabeth Zimmer, et. al. Envisioning Dance on Film and Video. New York; London: Routledge, 2002.

  • Mondloch, Kate. Screens: Viewing Media Installation Art. University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

  • Rosenberg, Douglas. Screendance: Inscribing the Ephemeral Image. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

  • Schneider, Ira, and Beryl Korot, eds. Video Art: An Anthology. London; New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976.

  • Spielmann, Yvonne. Video: The Reflexive Medium. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010.

  • Akomfrah, John. “Digitopia and the Spectres of Diaspora.” Journal of Media Practice 11, no. 1 (March 2010): 21–29.

  • Balsom, Erika. “Original Copies: How Film and Video Became Art Objects.” Cinema Journal, no. 1 (2013): 97-118.

  • Blom, Ina. "The Autobiography of Video. Outline for a Revisionist Account of Early Video Art." Critical Inquiry, 39, no. 2 (Winter 2013): 276-295. 

  • Cohen, Thomas F. “After the New American Cinema: Shirley Clarke’s Video Work as Performance and Document.” Journal of Film and Video 64, no. 1–2 (2012): 57–64.

  • Connolly, Maeve. “Cinematic Space, Televisual Time and Contemporary Art.” Critical Quarterly 54, no. 3 (October 2012): 46–60.


  • Brownlee, Andrea Barnwell and Valerie Cassel Oliver. Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women and the Moving Image Since 1970. Houston; Atlanta: Contemporary Art Museum Houston and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 2008.

  • Hanley, JoAnn and Ann-Sargent Wooster. The First Generation: Women And Video, 1970-75. New York: Independent Curators International, 1993.

  • Porter, Jenelle, Edwin Denby, et al. Dance with Camera. Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 2010.