Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman” from 1979
by Dara Birnbaum (1978-1979)
Video (color, sound), 5:50 min. Original Television Footage: CBS Inc. “Wonder Woman”. Sound: The Wonderland Disco Band
"...a pioneering example of “video sampling”: Dara Birnbaum’s iconic work “Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman” from 1979 is utilizing footage snatched from broadcasts of the live-action super hero show of the same name...
Dara Birnbaum created one of the first examples of appropriation imagery from mainstream television, something that is now quite common. “Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman” features, as one might expect, Wonder Woman, the main character of the prime-time television programm of the same name which was based on an action-adventure comic book..."