Danielle Dean: Video Art in Circulation: Implicating the Viewer
In Danielle Dean’s subversive work, video art expands into media art as video figures as a medium, interface, and subject. Discussing her panoramas and immersive installations, which tackle the impacts of extractive capitalism on land and people, Dean illuminates her strategic use of watercolor, landscape, interior, and video.
Danielle Dean is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the geopolitical and material processes that colonize the mind and body. Drawing from the aesthetics and history of advertising, and from her multinational background—born to a Nigerian father and an English mother in Alabama, and brought up in a suburb of London—her work explores the ideological function of technology, architecture, marketing, and media as tools of subjection, oppression, and resistance.