Video Writings by Artists: (1970–1990)

Video Writings by Artists: (1970–1990)309 Seiten  Verlag Mousse Publishing

Edited by
Eugeni Bonet / Editorial coordination: Carolina Ciuti

Inhalt

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.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Videology/Videography: On the Practice and Medium of Video
Eugeni Bonet

First Chapter
Facing Video: the Medium, the Art, Its Surroundings

Masque in Real Time (1975)
Frank Gillette

One-Gun Video Art (1976)
Les Levine

Using Video and Video Art: Some Notes (1978)
David Hall

Video as a Medium of Emancipation (1982)
Ulrike Rosenbach

Video Black: The Mortality of the Image (1990)
Bill Viola

Second Chapter
Personal/Interpersonal Approaches

Video and Abstract Expressionism (1974)
Hermine Freed

Pablum for the Pablum Eaters (1976)
AA Bronson

Noreshi Towai (1977)
Juan Downey

The End of Video: White Vapor (1978)
Douglas Davis

On Critical Subjectivity (1979)
Muntadas

A Semiology of Video (1986)
Takahiko limura

God Writes Straight with Crooked Lines (1987)
Jean-Paul Fargier

The Smell of Turpentine (1987/1990)
Juan Downey

Light and Death (1990)
Mary Lucier

Third Chapter
Electronics behind Machines

The Video Synthesizer and Beyond (1969–70, 1978)
Nam June Paik

Didactic Video: Organizational Models of the Electronic Image (1975)
Woody Vasulka, Scott Nygren

Videographics: Reflections on the Art of Video (1976)
Stephen Beck

Image Processing and Video Synthesis (1976)
Stephen Beck

Videology/Videography: On the Practice and Medium of Video Eugeni Bonet

First Chapter
Facing Video: the Medium, the Art, Its Surroundings

Masque in Real Time (1975)
Frank Gillette

One-Gun Video Art (1976)
Les Levine

Using Video and Video Art: Some Notes (1978)
David Hall

Video as a Medium of Emancipation (1982)
Ulrike Rosenbach

Video Black: The Mortality of the Image (1990)
Bill Viola

Second Chapter
Personal/Interpersonal Approaches

Video and Abstract Expressionism (1974)
Hermine Freed

Pablum for the Pablum Eaters (1976)
AA Bronson

Noreshi Towai (1977)
Juan Downey

The End of Video: White Vapor (1978)
Douglas Davis

On Critical Subjectivity (1979)
Muntadas

A Semiology of Video (1986)
Takahiko limura

God Writes Straight with Crooked Lines (1987)
Jean-Paul Fargier

The Smell of Turpentine (1987/1990)
Juan Downey

Light and Death (1990)
Mary Lucier

Third Chapter
Electronics behind Machines

The Video Synthesizer and Beyond (1969–70, 1978)
Nam June Paik

Didactic Video: Organizational Models of the Electronic Image (1975)
Woody Vasulka, Scott Nygren

Videographics: Reflections on the Art of Video (1976)
Stephen Beck

Image Processing and Video Synthesis (1976)
Stephen Beck

Fourth Chapter
Video, Architecture, Installation Art

Matrices, Loops, Circuits (1972)
Frank Gillette

Video as a Function of Reality (1974)
Peter Campus

Architecture, Video, Telepathy: A Communications Utopia (1977)
Juan Downey

Structures, Paraphernalia, and Television: Some Notes (1990)
David Hall

An Equivocal Practice: The Search for a Territory that Unites Various Media and Techniques (1990)
Francesc Torres

Fifth Chapter
Towards Post-Television

TeleGuide: Including Proposal for QUBE (1980)
Peter d’Agostino

Pro/Anti TV: A Crossover. Some Unedited Notes (1984)
Muntadas

Art & Satellite (1984)
Nam June Paik

Copyright as Censorship: Notes on „Death Valley Days” (1986)
Jon Dovey

Public Images and Images of Power (1988)
Peter Weibel

Sixth Chapter
History and Myths Reviewed

History, Ten Years and the Dreamtime (1984)
Bill Viola

Video: Shedding the Utopian Moment (1984-86)
Martha Rosler

A Genealogy of Video (1985, 1988)
Paul Ryan