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Video Writings by Artists (1970 – 1990)

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Writings by artists have always played a crucial role in art theory. For the practitioners, they are a way to illustrate and explain their own ideas around their trajectory and working methods, identify trends they feel close to, articulate a broader reflection on a given medium, and perhaps challenge preconceived ideas. Just as film theory has incorporated essays, manifestos, and other written thoughts by filmmakers into a body of work that also includes the voices of critics studying the “new cinematic object,” this publication gathers together a number of artists’ writings—which were previously scattered in different publications—in order to revisit and reevaluate the early days of video art (up to 1990, a not entirely arbitrary time span). It adds a critical layer to LOOP Barcelona’s 15th edition, Winding the Clock Back: A Contemporary Archaeology of Video.

Authors
Stephen Beck, AA Bronson, Peter Campus, Peter d'Agostino, Douglas Davis, Jon Dovey, Juan Downey, Jean-Paul Fargier, Hermine Freed, Frank Gillette, David Hall, Takahiko Iimura, Les Levine, Mary Lucier, Muntadas, Nam June Paik, Ulrike Rosenbach, Martha Rosler, Paul ryan, Francesc Torres, Woody Vasulka, Scott Nygren, Bill Viola, Peter Weibel
Preface
Eugeni Bonet
Edited by
Eugeni Bonet / Editorial coordination: Carolina Ciuti
Published by
Mousse Publishing
With the contribution of
Generalitat de Catalunya, Department de Cultura and Ajuntament de Barcelona
Publication date
May 2017
Languages
English
Pages
309
Dimensions and weight
21 x 15,5 cm; 500gr
Price
23 €
ISBN
9788867492831