The Crista Dahl Media Library and Archives

The Satellite Video Exchange Society was founded in 1973 and has been collecting, sharing and distributing documentation, publications, and critical writing on artist and activist video production throughout its history. 

A computer station, artist files archives, and a publications collection are available to artists, curators and the public for research. Private viewing links via Vimeo are available on a case by case basis.

The library and archives also cares for videos originally shared with VIVO as a deposit to the video library.

Research or browsing in the archives is available by appointment due to COVID 19 restrictions. For extensive research, please email us at to discuss viewing. The CDMLA can provide research and browsing support.