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

By Chris Meigh-Andrews

A historical past of Video paintings is a revised and elevated version of the 2006 unique, which extends the scope of the 1st version, incorporating a much broader diversity 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 techniques and concepts which underpin modern artists’ video.

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

“Meigh-Andrews perspectives his background 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 reviews of important works. The wide new photo examine deals resonant pictures that evoke stories for a few and discovery for brand new readers. This booklet is key studying 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 university of paintings and layout, college of Dundee, UK

“No different author on video has Meigh-Andrews' snatch of the sensation of operating with digital media, in all their kinds because the Sixties: the artist's standpoint on making and exhibiting. With new fabric increasing the temporal and geographic succeed in of the ebook, A heritage of Video paintings is the basic advisor to the paintings 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 comparable media applied sciences and paintings types of the second one a part of the twentieth century, this booklet is an exquisite and distinct source. I hugely suggest to anyone attracted to the historical past, aesthetics, and social context of media art.” – Lev Manovich, Professor, The Graduate middle, urban college of recent 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 advisor to the improvement of the medium and the encircling discourses. The ebook is a perfect creation to video for the scholar or common reader whereas offering for the historian of latest artwork a good key for commencing up the complexities of the historic 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 very good and great addition to modern writing on video paintings. It has what many of the different books are lacking: it has even more aspect at the expertise at the back of the cameras, modifying structures and installations; it situates video paintings when it comes to the opposite paintings activities; and it bargains an in-depth dialogue of video art's hyperlinks to experimental tune. should you (or your scholars) have entry to the Video info financial institution "Surveying the 1st Decade," this publication is a brilliant praise to the various movies featured during this assortment. It presents distinct bills of many key works and is especially robust on figures like Woody and Steina Vasulka, British video paintings and eu video paintings which loads of books forget about totally. i might suggest this in tandem with Illuminated Video.” – Andrew Dimirjian, NYC, US (First variation evaluate)

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Toronto-based artists working in this period included the artist’s collective ‘General Idea’ (A. A. 3: Lisa Steele, Birthday Suit, 1974, Courtesy of V-tape and the artist. 4: Lisa Steele, Birthday Suit, 1974, Courtesy of V-tape and the artist. 1994–9, Canada) who founded Art Metropole, a video distribution centre and gallery in 1974. Video works by this group include Light On (1970–4) Blocking (1974), Pilot (1977) and Press Conference (1977). Other significant artists working out of Toronto included Colin Campbell (1942–2001, Canada) and Lisa Steele (1947, USA).

Indd 36 10/09/2013 09:45 consistently with video, included Eric Cameron (1935, UK), Contact (1973), Sto/ol (1974), Numb Bares I and II (1976) (see Chapter 9); Noel Harding (1945, UK), who made many tapes including Untitled Using Barbara (1973), Birth’s Child (1973), Clouds (1974) at the University of Guelph; Murray Favro (1940, Canada) and Gregory Curnoe (1936–92, Canada) based in London, Ontario. In Montreal, Quebec, the emphasis in early video work was more social than personal, and this cultural activity was focused by the foundation of Videographe by Robert Forget in 1971.

Land Art comprised eight specially commissioned works by international conceptual artists including Richard Long, Jan Dibbets, and Robert Smithson. This innovative first broadcast was followed on 18 November in the same year when Schum’s TV Gallery transmitted Keith Arnatt’s TV Project – Self Burial, as a ‘television intervention’ on WDR II (Westdeutscher Rundfunk) Cologne. Gerry Schum (1938–73, Germany) studied filmmaking at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie in Berlin 1966–7. Whilst in the second year of his studies he was commissioned to make a five-minute report of Schaustucke Ereignissei Feur, Luft, Wasser und Erde aus Kunstof, a Fluxus ‘Happening’ staged by artist Bernhard Hoke at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der Kunste).

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