By Chris Meigh-Andrews
A heritage of Video paintings is a revised and improved variation of the 2006 unique, which extends the scope of the 1st version, incorporating a much broader variety of artists and works from around the globe and explores and examines advancements within the style of artists’ video from the mid Nineteen Nineties as much as the current day. moreover, the hot variation expands and updates the dialogue of theoretical recommendations and ideas which underpin modern artists’ video.
Tracking the altering types of video artwork when it comes to the revolution in digital and electronic imaging that has taken position over the last 50 years, A background of Video artwork orients video paintings within the wider artwork old context, with specific connection with the shift from the structuralism of the past due Sixties and early Seventies to the post-modernist matters of the Nineteen Eighties and early Nineteen Nineties. the recent variation additionally explores the consequences of the internationalisation of artists’ video within the interval prime as much as the recent millennium and its matters and preoccupations together with post-colonialism, the post-medium and the influence and impression of the internet.
“Meigh-Andrews perspectives his historical past throughout the lens of technological improvement, when by no means wasting sight of the various artists' artistic and subjective visions, which he covers via consultant case experiences of important works. The vast new photo study bargains resonant pictures that evoke stories for a few and discovery for brand spanking new readers. This ebook is vital analyzing for all scholars, students, artists and curators who're attracted to the subject.” – Professor Stephen Partridge, artist and significant Investigator for REWIND | Artists' Video within the Seventies & 80s, Duncan of Jordanstone university of paintings and layout, college of Dundee, UK
“No different author on video has Meigh-Andrews' seize of the sensation of operating with digital media, in all their types because the Nineteen Sixties: the artist's standpoint on making and exhibiting. With new fabric increasing the temporal and geographic achieve of the ebook, A background of Video artwork is the basic consultant to the paintings shape that greater than the other defines seeing during the last part century.” – Sean Cubitt, Professor of movie and tv, Goldsmiths, collage of London, UK
“Covering either video paintings many different comparable media applied sciences and paintings types of the second one a part of the twentieth century, this booklet is a stupendous and detailed source. I hugely suggest to anyone drawn to the historical past, aesthetics, and social context of media art.” – Lev Manovich, Professor, The Graduate middle, urban collage of recent York, united states and Director, software program reviews Lab
“Meigh-Andrews’ personal major contribution to video perform and his noticeable familiarity with the British video paintings scene has ended in an insightful advisor to the improvement of the medium and the encircling discourses. The booklet is a perfect creation to video for the scholar or normal reader whereas delivering for the historian of latest artwork an efficient key for beginning up the complexities of the old and technological nuances of the medium.” – Samantha Lackey, “Screen Studies”, The artwork ebook, Vol. 14, factor three, August 2007, Blackwell Synergy, pp 63-64 (First variation review)
“An first-class and welcome boost to modern writing on video artwork. It has what many of the different books are lacking: it has even more aspect at the know-how at the back of the cameras, enhancing platforms and installations; it situates video artwork when it comes to the opposite artwork hobbies; and it bargains an in-depth dialogue of video art's hyperlinks to experimental track. in the event you (or your scholars) have entry to the Video information financial institution "Surveying the 1st Decade," this ebook is a brilliant praise to some of the movies featured during this assortment. It presents distinct money owed of many key works and is especially powerful on figures like Woody and Steina Vasulka, British video artwork and ecu video paintings which loads of books forget about fullyyt. i'd suggest this in tandem with Illuminated Video.” – Andrew Dimirjian, NYC, US (First version evaluation)
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Variability & Indeterminism is underdeveloped in optical art as parameter Sex is underdeveloped in music. *** As collage technic [sic] replaced oil paint, the cathode ray tube will replace the canvas. 34 For many critics and video art historians, these events were critical ‘utopian’ moments. The newly available and relatively inexpensive portable video recorder clearly empowered artists, politically active individuals and groups to fight back against the corporate monopoly ‘one-way’ broadcast television system.
Individuals working with video during this period include Lise Belanger, Jean-Pierre Boyer (1950, Canada), Pierre Falardeau (1946–2009, Canada) and Julien Poulin (1946, Canada), who produced Continuons le Combat (1971) and La Magra (1974). Vancouver was the epicentre of video activity on the Canadian west coast. Initially centred on Intermedia, an artists’ group formed at the end of the 1960s, activity soon splintered into a number of artists’ co-operatives and studios, the best known 2:5 Jean-Pierre Boyer, Inedit, 1975.
He provoked the creation of a new aesthetic of the distorted picture by transforming the normal process of recorded images, the aim of which was to be distortion free. indd 14 10/09/2013 09:45 Paik’s prepared televisions had clearly drawn inspiration from Cage’s prepared pianos, but Cage’s 1951 composition Imaginary Landscape No. 4 (which co-incidentally used twelve ‘live’ radios), was also a direct and significant influence. Imaginary Landscape No. 4, a four-minute piece for twelve radios, featured two ‘players’ at each – one to control the tuning, the other to adjust the tone and volume.