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Videotexts

by Peggy Gale | 20 October 1995
PAPERBACK
Category: Art & Design
Synopsis
When the video camera first appeared on the market, artists hailed the newly available equipment as the new pencil, the better canvas, the best eye of all. The medium was exciting and revolutionary: low-cost and low-tech; "everybody" was curious as galleries and museums hastened to program new video works in festivals and exhibitions. However, little aesthetic or critical material was available on either artists or issues: it was generally assumed that artists' video was just some kind of wannabe television -- its concerns and achievements, and its relationship to the visual arts generally were too often undervalued. But video artists continued to explore and advance in the medium and works produced in the seventies are strikingly different from those of today. Videotexts is an invaluable collection of essays -- a comprehensive guide to Canadian video artists and their works. The essays focus on important individual tapes and artists and on the development of narrative forms: to construct meaning and confirm memory. Revised and updated, they offer a "present-tense" assessment of key works from the last twenty-five years, and of artists' ideas and processes as they were unfolding. Everyone interested in video and contemporary art and culture will want to read them.
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Synopsis
When the video camera first appeared on the market, artists hailed the newly available equipment as the new pencil, the better canvas, the best eye of all. The medium was exciting and revolutionary: low-cost and low-tech; "everybody" was curious as galleries and museums hastened to program new video works in festivals and exhibitions. However, little aesthetic or critical material was available on either artists or issues: it was generally assumed that artists' video was just some kind of wannabe television -- its concerns and achievements, and its relationship to the visual arts generally were too often undervalued. But video artists continued to explore and advance in the medium and works produced in the seventies are strikingly different from those of today. Videotexts is an invaluable collection of essays -- a comprehensive guide to Canadian video artists and their works. The essays focus on important individual tapes and artists and on the development of narrative forms: to construct meaning and confirm memory. Revised and updated, they offer a "present-tense" assessment of key works from the last twenty-five years, and of artists' ideas and processes as they were unfolding. Everyone interested in video and contemporary art and culture will want to read them.
€35.70
107 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780889202528
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 20/10/1995
Categories - All, Books, Art and Photography, Art, Art & Design
No. of Pages - 108
Weight - 218
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 228
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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