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Natalie Didn't Drown

28:00 | 1982

Produced by Paper Tiger TV
Conceived/Written/Performed by Joan Braderman

Co-directed/Edited with Manuel De Landa

Beginning with her own fascination with tabloids like the National Enquirer, the artist started her work in performance video in this brilliant and disturbing satire about popular culture and its ubiquitous place in our lives.  In her original style, now dubbed "stand-up theory," she delivers a "one-woman, lunatic performance, at once embodying and sharply analyzing the schizophrenia of U.S. culture." An unreconstructed lover of tabloid fantasy, Braderman takes us on a personal tour of headlines and photos we hate to love.


Selected Shows & Awards

1984 American Film Institute, Video Olympics

Los Angeles, CA

Whitney Museum of Art, NYC

Walker Art Center

Madison, WI

Made for TV Festival, CHANNEL 4

London, UK


The Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Institute of Contemporary Art

London, UK

The Kitchen, NYC

W.P. A. Gallery

Washington DC

A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

University of Toronto
University of California
University of Massachusetts
California Art Institute
Pacific Film Archive
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa

Shown widely on public access and other cable TV outlets

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