According to Mike Johnson, "as a result of its roots in television, video is associated with advertisement and enticement, seducing the viewer in to a suggestible state. Thus rooted as it is in popular culture, video art is well placed to question our cultural beliefs and attitudes, whether overtly or more subtly."

Mike Johnson is an electronic/media artist based in Baltimore. Mike works in a variety of media, including video installation, mixed media objects, sound art, noise music, documentary and art video, and performance. Mike works as a photography and video professor at George Washington University and as an audio-visual technician at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.