By Chris Meigh-Andrews
A background of Video artwork is a revised and accelerated variation of the 2006 unique, which extends the scope of the 1st version, incorporating a much wider variety 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. moreover, the hot version expands and updates the dialogue of theoretical recommendations and ideas which underpin modern artists’ video.
Tracking the altering kinds of video artwork relating 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 artwork within the wider artwork ancient context, with specific connection with the shift from the structuralism of the past due Nineteen Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies to the post-modernist issues of the Nineteen Eighties and early Nineteen Nineties. the recent variation additionally explores the consequences of the internationalisation of artists’ video within the interval major as much as the recent millennium and its matters and preoccupations together with post-colonialism, the post-medium situation and the influence and impression of the internet.
“Meigh-Andrews perspectives his historical past in the course of the lens of technological improvement, when by no means wasting sight of the numerous artists' artistic and subjective visions, which he covers via consultant case stories of important works. The huge new photo learn deals resonant photos that evoke stories for a few and discovery for brand spanking new readers. This ebook is key studying for all scholars, students, artists and curators who're drawn to the subject.” – Professor Stephen Partridge, artist and critical Investigator for REWIND | Artists' Video within the Nineteen Seventies & 80s, Duncan of Jordanstone collage of artwork 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 varieties because the Nineteen Sixties: the artist's point of view on making and exhibiting. With new fabric increasing the temporal and geographic succeed in of the booklet, A background of Video paintings is the basic advisor to the artwork shape that greater than the other defines seeing during the last part century.” – Sean Cubitt, Professor of movie and tv, Goldsmiths, college of London, UK
“Covering either video paintings many different comparable media applied sciences and artwork different types of the second one a part of the 20 th century, this ebook is a ravishing and targeted source. I hugely suggest to anyone drawn to the background, aesthetics, and social context of media art.” – Lev Manovich, Professor, The Graduate heart, urban college of recent York, united states and Director, software program stories Lab
“Meigh-Andrews’ personal major contribution to video perform and his visible familiarity with the British video paintings scene has led to an insightful consultant to the advance of the medium and the encompassing discourses. The publication is a perfect advent to video for the scholar or normal reader whereas delivering for the historian of up to date paintings an efficient key for beginning up the complexities of the ancient and technological nuances of the medium.” – Samantha Lackey, “Screen Studies”, The paintings booklet, Vol. 14, factor three, August 2007, Blackwell Synergy, pp 63-64 (First variation review)
“An very good and welcome boost to modern writing on video paintings. It has what most of the different books are lacking: it has even more aspect at the know-how at the back of the cameras, modifying platforms and installations; it situates video artwork when it comes to the opposite paintings routine; and it deals an in-depth dialogue of video art's hyperlinks to experimental track. for those who (or your scholars) have entry to the Video info financial institution "Surveying the 1st Decade," this e-book is a smart praise to the various video clips featured during this assortment. It offers distinctive bills of many key works and is very powerful on figures like Woody and Steina Vasulka, British video paintings and eu video artwork which loads of books forget about fullyyt. i'd suggest this in tandem with Illuminated Video.” – Andrew Dimirjian, NYC, US (First version overview)
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In a critique of what she termed the ‘sanctification’ of Nam June Paik as the father of video art, the American video artist and writer Martha Rosler suggests that his Fluxus strategy of the importation of the television set into the art world anesthetized its domestic function simply producing an ‘anti-art art’. Rosler is critical of Paik’s position as a mythical figure, claiming that his activities did not advance the cause of a radical video art but simply reinforced the dominant social discourse of the day: He neither analyzed TV messages or effects, nor provided a counter discourse based on rational exchange, nor made its technology available to others.
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. Courtesy of the artist. indd 37 37 10/09/2013 09:45 38 the origins of video art of which were The Satellite Video Exchange Society (initially known as Video Inn – now Video In) established in 1972; the Western Front; and Women in Focus, set up a year later.
The earliest Italian video work was produced by artists known for their work in other media such as Fontana: Mario Merz (1925–2003, Italy); Franco Vaccari (1936, Italy); Eliseo Mattiacci (1940, Italy); Vettor Pisani (1934, Italy); Antonio Trotta (1937, Italy); Francesco Clemente (1952, Italy); and Mimmo Germana (1944–92, Italy). A number of the artists associated with Arte Povera initially experimented with the formulation of a linguistic analysis of video with works that made use of ‘narrative’ or literary structures such as analogy and metaphor.
A History of Video Art (2nd Edition) by Chris Meigh-Andrews