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Rewind : British artists' video in the 1970s & 1980s /
edited by Sean Cubitt and Stephen Partridge ; picture research and editing, Emile Shemilt.
imprint
New Barnet, Herts : John Libbey, c2012.
description
233 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
ISBN
0861967062 (hbk.), 9780861967063 (hbk.)
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imprint
New Barnet, Herts : John Libbey, c2012.
isbn
0861967062 (hbk.)
9780861967063 (hbk.)
catalogue key
8649602
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-216) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Sean Cubitt is Professor of Film and TV at Goldsmiths, University of London, Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Honorary Professor of the University of Dundee. Stephen Partridge is an artist and academic researcher. He was the principal investigator on the four-year AHRC funded research project REWIND Artists' Video in the 70s 80s.
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This is an important title on its subject, presenting new information and critical analysis, and would be of interest to most libraries with collections in the fields of art history (contemporary art, British art), film and media history, and conservation studies.
"This is an important title on its subject, presenting new information and critical analysis, and would be of interest to most libraries with collections in the fields of art history (contemporary art, British art), film and media history, and conservation studies." -Art Libraries Society of North America
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Summaries
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Based on an archive of interviews, ephemera and archive copies of tapes and installations from the pioneering period of British video art, this anthology brings together some of the leading scholars in the field, backed by an expert panel, to lay the groundwork for a history of the people, activities, institutions and interventions that made of video art the one true avant-garde in the United Kingdom in the 20th century.
Main Description
Rewind: Artists' Video in the 1970s and 1980s derives from a four-year research project into the history of an art form that has become the hallmark of contemporary art. Based on an archive of interviews, ephemera and archive copies of tapes and installations from the pioneering period, of British video art, this anthology brings together some of the leading scholars in the field, backed by an expert panel, to lay the groundwork for a history of the people, activities, institutions and interventions that made of video art the one true avant-garde in the United Kingdom in the 20th century. Rewind is the founding text for the history of British video art; draws on a unique archive of oral history and personal experience; and opens up the archive for contemporary artists, curators, media historians and archivists. The primary audience for the book lies in art history. Secondary areas include the growing field of media art history, archiving and conservation, media history and film and media studies. There is international interest through the global Media Art History and Leonardo/ISAST groups and the many parallel research projects underway in fifteen or more countries worldwide. Book jacket.
Main Description
This anthology explores the pioneering period of the British video art form that has become a hallmark of contemporary art. Drawing on interviews, ephemera, archived tapes, and installations from the period, Rewind brings together leading scholars in the field to lay the groundwork for a history of the people, activities, institutions, and interventions that made video art the one true avant-garde genre in 20th-century Great Britain.
Table of Contents
Foreword/Artists' video is blessed and cursed by its technologyp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Video: Resisting Definitionp. 17
Video as an Art: Looking into the Rewind Archive through the Philosophical Aesthetics of Richard Wollheimp. 31
Video between Television and Art: Interventions into Programme Flow and Standard Formats by British Video Artistsp. 55
Artists' Television: Interruptions-Interventionsp. 75
Decay Behind a Glass Monitor: The Prophetic Deterioration of Early Video Installationp. 91
Liveness, Performance and the Permanent Framep. 105
Vide Verso: Video's Critical Corpusp. 123
On the Reinvention of Video in the 1980sp. 161
A Brief History of Video - Time and Basep. 179
End Notep. 208
About the Contributorsp. 211
Bibliographyp. 215
Indexp. 217
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