'This volume contains the insights of prominent artists in the field as well as critical writings by scholars and critics. It illustrates the complex, heterogeneous nature of video, and highlights its strong ties to the visual arts and social theory. While providing an essential critical context for understanding video's role as art, these writings show that video is at the forefront of contemporary cultural and aesthetic discourse. Using a wide range of strategies, from the poetic to the deconstructive, these essays provide a long overdue critical context in which to evaluate video as art and its subsequent impact on social and cultural behaviour.' - excerpt from the front flap

The publication includes a collection of essays by 42 artists, critics, curators, and scholars. The essays are divided into five sections: Histories, Furniture/Sculpture/Architecture, Audience/Reception: Access/Control, Syntax and Genre, and Telling Stories.

Includes biographies of contributors. With notes and select bibliography.
Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.FIS
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

1990

No of pages

566

ISBN / ISSN

9780893813901

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction: Complexities of an Art Form

- Doug HALL, Sally Jo FIFER

Histories
Video: Shedding the Utopian Moment

- Martha ROSLER

A Brief History of American Documentary Video

- Deirdre BOYLE

Dé-collage/Collage: Notes toward a Reexamination of the Origins of Video Art

- John HANHARDT

And if the Right Hand did not know What the Left Hand is doing

- Gary HILL

Paradox in the Evolution of an Art Form: Great Expectations and the Making of a History

- Marita STURKEN

Furniture/Sculpture/Architecture
Television, Furniture, and Sculpture: The Room with the American View

- Vito ACCONCI

Performance, Video and Trouble in the Home

- Kathy O'DELL

Video Installation Art: The Body, the Image, and the Space-in-Between

- Margaret MORSE

Video in Relation to Architecture

- Dan GRAHAM

The Rio Experience: Video's New Architecture Meets Corporate Sponsorship

- Dara BIRNBAUM

The Art of the Possible

- Francesc TORRES

Mobility, As American as...

- Chip LORD

Aligning The Museum Reaction Piece

- Howard FRIED

Audience/Reception: Access/Control
The Feminism Factor: Video and its Relation to Feminism

- Martha GEVER

The Medium is the Mess...age

- Bruce YONEMOTO, Norman YONEMOTO

This is Not a Paradox

- Judith BARRY

The Wild Things on the Banks of the Free Flow

- Dee Dee HALLECK

The Fantasy Beyond Control

- Lynn HERSHMAN-LEESON

Reach out and Touch Someone: The Romance of Interactivity

- Ann-Sargent WOOSTER

Ethnicity, Politics, and Poetics: Latinos and Media Art

- Coco FUSCO

Behind the Image

- MUNTADAS

Interventions of the Present: Three Interactive Videodiscs, 1981-90

- Peter D'AGOSTINO

Syntax and Genre
The Cultural Logic of Video

- Maureen TURIM

The Smell of Turpentine

- Juan DOWNEY

The Importance of Being Ernie: Taking a Close Look (and Listen)

- Bruce W. FERGUSON

Untitled

- Joan JONAS

Audience Culture and the Video Screen

- Norman M. KLEIN

Significant Others: Social Documentary as Personal Portraiture in Women's Video of the 1980s

- Christine TAMBLYN

Telling Stories
Video Writing

- Raymond BELLOUR

Directions/Questions: Approaching a Future Mythology

- Rita MYERS

Light and Death

- Mary LUCIER

The New Epistemic Space

- Woody VASULKA

Three Tapes by Steina

- Steina VASULKA

Video Black—The Mortality of the Image

- Bill VIOLA

Phototropic

- Tony OURSLER

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