By Chris Meigh-Andrews
A historical past of Video paintings is a revised and accelerated variation of the 2006 unique, which extends the scope of the 1st variation, 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. additionally, the hot version expands and updates the dialogue of theoretical strategies and concepts 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 past 50 years, A historical past of Video artwork orients video artwork within the wider paintings 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 matters of the Nineteen Eighties and early 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 situation and the impression 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 numerous artists' inventive and subjective visions, which he covers via consultant case reviews of vital works. The wide new photo study bargains resonant photos that evoke stories for a few and discovery for brand new readers. This booklet is key examining for all scholars, students, artists and curators who're drawn to the subject.” – Professor Stephen Partridge, artist and significant Investigator for REWIND | Artists' Video within the 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 Sixties: the artist's standpoint on making and exhibiting. With new fabric increasing the temporal and geographic achieve of the e-book, A background of Video artwork is the basic consultant to the paintings shape that greater than the other defines seeing over the past part century.” – Sean Cubitt, Professor of movie and tv, Goldsmiths, college of London, UK
“Covering either video artwork many different comparable media applied sciences and artwork types of the second one a part of the 20 th century, this publication is an exquisite and certain 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 college of latest York, united states and Director, software program experiences Lab
“Meigh-Andrews’ personal major contribution to video perform and his noticeable familiarity with the British video paintings 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 delivering for the historian of latest paintings a good key for commencing up the complexities of the ancient and technological nuances of the medium.” – Samantha Lackey, “Screen Studies”, The artwork publication, Vol. 14, factor three, August 2007, Blackwell Synergy, pp 63-64 (First version review)
“An very good and welcome boost to modern writing on video artwork. It has what most of the different books are lacking: it has even more element at the know-how in the back of the cameras, modifying platforms and installations; it situates video paintings when it comes to the opposite artwork pursuits; and it bargains an in-depth dialogue of video art's hyperlinks to experimental track. for those who (or your scholars) have entry to the Video facts financial institution "Surveying the 1st Decade," this booklet is a smart praise to a few of the video clips featured during this assortment. It presents specific bills of many key works and is very robust on figures like Woody and Steina Vasulka, British video paintings and eu video paintings 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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Extra info for A History of Video Art (2nd Edition)
Most importantly this seminal event led directly to the formation of ‘Video Hiroba’22 in March 1972, marking a key moment in the history of artists’ video in Japan.
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.
In 1981, the American artist, curator and writer Don Foresta (1939, USA) organized the earliest exhibition of video work by French artists to tour in the USA. 13 VIDEO ART IN POLAND Video art in Poland first emerged in the early 1970s, as artists beginning to explore the potential of the new medium gained access to it via the Film Form Workshops. Drawing on the experience of experimental film, Polish artists sought to examine the formal properties and functioning of broadcast television, including its central role in domestic life and the nature of the live image of the closed-circuit television system (CCTV), as well as the television set as sculpture.
A History of Video Art (2nd Edition) by Chris Meigh-Andrews