Biographical/historical: Doris Chase (1923 – 2008) was an American painter, teacher, and sculptor, but is best known for her work in the production of video art. She was a member of the Northwest School. In the early days of her career, gender bias was alive and well among the Northwest art establishment, which tended to treat her like a housewife with pretensions. Chase had a substantial career as a painter and sculptor before she moved to New York in 1972. In 1971, she began to collaborate with choreographers who designed dances for the spaces defined by her sculptures, leading her to become interested in documenting these works on film. This, in turn, led to experiments with video and dance. This work in video in the early 1970s was when the art form was new, as was her use of computer imaging.