We probably have never consumed as much video art online as this year. Screen time is up and rising. Let’s call this phenomena COVIDEO. This conversation addressed a series of articulated questions around the recent online drift (as someone called it) under the pandemic.
What does this plunge in the online seas mean for artists and viewers? Is there a new relationship between the “online” and the “offline” work of an artist? And how can we re-theorise the ‘possessive spectator’, a term by feminist theorist Laura Mulvey that meant to articulate what it means to be a film lover in the digital age? Can the online screening of video art be more than an emergency solution reacting to the pandemic?