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Video Writings by Artists (1970-1990)
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  Video Writings by Artists (1970-1990)
Edited by Eugeni Bonet.
Texts by 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, Antoni Muntadas, Nam June Paik, Ulrike Rosenbach, Martha Rosler, Paul Ryan, Francesc Torres, Woody Vasulka, Scott Nygren, Bill Viola, Peter Weibel.
published in September 2017
English edition
15,5 x 21 cm (softcover)
312 pages (b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-88-6749-283-1
EAN: 9788867492831
out of print
Collection of artists' writings on video art, which revisits and reevaluates the early days of the practice, from 1970 to 1990. Including AA Bronson, Peter Campus, Antoni Muntadas, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, Bill Viola, and much more.
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.
Published following the 15th edition of LOOP Barcelona, “Winding the Clock Back: A Contemporary Archaeology of Video”, from May 18 to 27, 2017.