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

By Chris Meigh-Andrews

A heritage of Video artwork is a revised and extended 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 variation expands and updates the dialogue of theoretical recommendations and concepts which underpin modern artists’ video.

Tracking the altering varieties of video artwork on the subject of 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 artwork old context, with specific connection with the shift from the structuralism of the overdue Nineteen Sixties and early Seventies to the post-modernist issues of the Nineteen Eighties and early Nineties. the hot variation additionally explores the results of the internationalisation of artists’ video within the interval best as much as the recent millennium and its issues and preoccupations together with post-colonialism, the post-medium situation and the influence and effect 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 various artists' artistic and subjective visions, which he covers via consultant case reviews of vital works. The huge new photograph study deals resonant photos that evoke thoughts for a few and discovery for brand new readers. This booklet is vital interpreting for all scholars, students, artists and curators who're drawn to the subject.” – Professor Stephen Partridge, artist and central 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 varieties because the Sixties: the artist's viewpoint on making and exhibiting. With new fabric increasing the temporal and geographic achieve of the e-book, A historical past of Video paintings is the fundamental consultant to the paintings shape that greater than the other defines seeing during the last part century.” – Sean Cubitt, Professor of movie and tv, Goldsmiths, collage of London, UK

“Covering either video paintings many different comparable media applied sciences and paintings sorts of the second one a part of the 20 th century, this booklet is an exquisite and precise source. I hugely suggest to anyone drawn to the historical past, aesthetics, and social context of media art.” – Lev Manovich, Professor, The Graduate heart, urban collage of latest York, united states and Director, software program stories 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 encompassing discourses. The booklet is a perfect creation to video for the scholar or basic reader whereas offering for the historian of latest artwork an efficient key for starting up the complexities of the old and technological nuances of the medium.” – Samantha Lackey, “Screen Studies”, The artwork ebook, Vol. 14, factor three, August 2007, Blackwell Synergy, pp 63-64 (First version review)

“An first-class and welcome boost to modern writing on video paintings. It has what many of the different books are lacking: it has even more element at the expertise in the back of the cameras, enhancing structures and installations; it situates video artwork with regards to the opposite artwork hobbies; 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 facts financial institution "Surveying the 1st Decade," this publication is a smart praise to some of the movies featured during this assortment. It presents specified money owed of many key works and is very robust on figures like Woody and Steina Vasulka, British video artwork and ecu video paintings which loads of books forget about completely. i might suggest this in tandem with Illuminated Video.” – Andrew Dimirjian, NYC, US (First variation assessment)

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Between 1973 and 1976, this pioneering centre produced an astonishing number of videotapes by major American and European artists. The list of artists who visited Art/Tapes/22 and produced new works reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of the contemporary art scene: John Baldessari, Daniel Buren, Chris Burden, Joan Jonas, Richard Landry, Douglas Davis, Allan Kaprow, Jannis Kounellis, Nina Sobell, Simone Forti, Jean Otth, Terry Fox, Simone Forti, Christian Boltansky, Alighiero Boetti, Takahiko Iimura, Frank Gillette, Vito Acconci, Les Levine, Paolo Patelli, Willoughby Sharp, Marco Del Re, Charlemagne Palestine, Sandro Chia, Maurizio Nannucci, Gino de Dominicis, Guido Paolini and Lucio Pozzi.

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.

Other important video artists to emerge in France during the late 1970s and early 1980s include several who were also writers and theorists for the medium such as Dominique Belloir (1948, France), who produced Memory Foldes (1977) using the ‘Truquer Universel’ and Digital Opera (1980), Thierry Kuntzel (1948, France) who made works such as Nostos (1979), and Time Smoking a Picture (1980) and Jean-Paul Fargier (1944, France), who produced Carnet d’un magnétoscope (1980) and L’arche de Nam June Paik (1981).

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