A History of Video Art (2nd Edition) by Chris Meigh-Andrews

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A background of Video artwork is a revised and improved version of the 2006 unique, which extends the scope of the 1st version, incorporating a much wider diversity of artists and works from around the globe and explores and examines advancements within the style of artists’ video from the mid Nineties as much as the current day. additionally, the recent version expands and updates the dialogue of theoretical strategies and concepts which underpin modern artists’ video.

Tracking the altering kinds of video artwork on the subject of the revolution in digital and electronic imaging that has taken position over the past 50 years, A background of Video artwork orients video artwork within the wider paintings historic context, with specific connection with the shift from the structuralism of the overdue Nineteen Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies to the post-modernist matters of the Nineteen Eighties and early Nineties. the hot variation additionally explores the results of the internationalisation of artists’ video within the interval major as much as the hot millennium and its issues and preoccupations together with post-colonialism, the post-medium situation and the effect and effect of the internet.

“Meigh-Andrews perspectives his heritage in the course of the lens of technological improvement, while by no means wasting sight of the numerous artists' inventive and subjective visions, which he covers via consultant case experiences of vital works. The huge new photo learn bargains resonant photographs that evoke thoughts for a few and discovery for brand new readers. This booklet is vital analyzing for all scholars, students, artists and curators who're drawn to the subject.” – Professor Stephen Partridge, artist and valuable Investigator for REWIND | Artists' Video within the Nineteen Seventies & 80s, Duncan of Jordanstone collage of paintings and layout, collage 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 Sixties: the artist's standpoint on making and exhibiting. With new fabric increasing the temporal and geographic achieve of the publication, A heritage of Video paintings is the basic consultant to the artwork shape that greater than the other defines seeing over the past part century.” – Sean Cubitt, Professor of movie and tv, Goldsmiths, collage of London, UK

“Covering either video artwork many different similar media applied sciences and paintings kinds of the second one a part of the twentieth century, this ebook is a good looking and particular source. I hugely suggest to anyone drawn to the heritage, aesthetics, and social context of media art.” – Lev Manovich, Professor, The Graduate middle, urban collage of latest York, united states and Director, software program experiences Lab

“Meigh-Andrews’ personal major contribution to video perform and his seen familiarity with the British video artwork scene has led to an insightful consultant to the advance of the medium and the encircling discourses. The booklet is a perfect advent to video for the coed or normal reader whereas delivering for the historian of latest artwork a good key for starting up the complexities of the old and technological nuances of the medium.” – Samantha Lackey, “Screen Studies”, The paintings ebook, Vol. 14, factor three, August 2007, Blackwell Synergy, pp 63-64 (First variation review)

“An first-class and great addition to modern writing on video paintings. It has what most of the different books are lacking: it has even more element at the expertise in the back of the cameras, modifying structures and installations; it situates video artwork relating to the opposite paintings pursuits; and it deals an in-depth dialogue of video art's hyperlinks to experimental tune. in the event you (or your scholars) have entry to the Video info financial institution "Surveying the 1st Decade," this publication is a brilliant praise to a few of the video clips featured during this assortment. It offers certain money owed of many key works and is especially powerful on figures like Woody and Steina Vasulka, British video artwork and eu video artwork which loads of books forget about completely. i'd suggest this in tandem with Illuminated Video.” – Andrew Dimirjian, NYC, US (First variation overview)

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Other significant artists working out of Toronto included Colin Campbell (1942–2001, Canada) and Lisa Steele (1947, USA). The predominant approach of artists such as Campbell and Steele has been characterized as highly personal and intimate, often working with video in a one-to-one setting using their own bodies to present and explore self-reflexive and often intimate issues of the personal and the formal. Early works by Steele include Birthday Suit (1974), A Very Personal Story (1975) and Internal Pornography (1975) a three-monitor installation.

He was also instrumental in the setting up of artists’ access to advanced production facilities such as the television workshop at WNET in New York. The development of his video synthesizer with electronic engineer Shuya Abe in 1969 is also a considerable achievement (see Chapter 7), as was his well-documented early use of the Sony Portapak. 32 This event, combined with Paik’s 1963 exhibition at Galeri Parnass, has cemented Paik’s reputation as the ‘founding father’ of video art. What is clear is that Paik, with a grant from the John D.

33 In a statement produced for the screenings (4 October and 11 October) presented as a preview to his November exhibition at Gallery Bonnino, Paik presented a brief manifesto of predictions for the new video medium: In my videotaped electric vision, not only you see your picture instantaneously and find out what kind of bad habits you have, but see yourself deformed in 12 ways, which only electronic ways can do. 2: Sony AV 3400 ‘Portapak’, 1986. com *It is the historical necessity, if there is a historical necessity in history, that a new decade of electronic television should follow the past decade of electronic music.

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