John Sanborn is a key member of the second wave of American video artists that included Bill Viola, Gary Hill, Dara Birnbaum and Tony Oursler.
Sanborn's work has manifested itself on television (“Alive From Off Center”, MTV, “Great Performances”, PBS), video installations (“V+M”, “EAGE”, “The Temptation of St. Anthony”), video games ("Psychic Detective"), Internet experiences (“Paul is Dead”, "Dysson) and multi-media art. He is known for collaborations with virtuosic performers, contemporary composers and choreographers. His oeuvre primarily addresses the themes of music, mythology and memory. Vanity Fair called him “the acknowledged genius in the field.”
Recent projects include live video/theater performances of “God in 3 Persons”, a collaboration with The Residents, at MoMA NY; commissions from the National Museum of Qatar and Jeu de Paume, Paris; solo exhibitions at Galerie Tokomona, Paris and Telematic, San Francisco; and releases of digital editions through (s)edition.