Three-volume box set dedicated to Peter Campus's work, one of the most important pioneers of video art (Catalogue of the first monographic exhibition of the artist in France at Jeu de Paume; facsimile of an out of print exhibition catalogue from 1974; Augmented Reality book including all Campus's work since 1971).
This publication includes three volumes:
The exhibition catalogue “Peter Campus – Video ergo sum”, Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2017. With a preface by Marta Gili, texts by Anne-Marie Duguet, Chris Meigh-Andrews, Jacinto Lageira, and an interview with Peter Campus by Mathilde Roman. With many photographs of works and preliminary drawings, a biography of the artist, lists of works, and of solo and group exhibitions, and an extensive bibliography. 252 pages.
The reproduction of the exhibition catalogue “Peter Campus – Closed-circuit video”, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, 1974, out of print now, which includes the artist's seminal text “Video as a Function of Reality” and seven drawings for the very first close-circuit installations, as well as an essay by this exhibition curator David A. Ross. 64 pages.
An augmented book. This 7th title of the “Anarchive” series combines a book with the artist's writings and a digital database allowing to explore the entire artist's œuvre since 1971, his videos, closed-circuit video installations, photos, via an Augmented Reality. 120 pages.
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Published on the occasion of the exhibition “Peter Campus – Video ergo sum,” Jeu de Paume, Paris, from February 14, to May 28, 2017.
American artist Peter Campus (born in 1937 in New York) is one of the most influential pioneers of video art, along with artists like Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Joan Jonas, Vito Acconci and Bill Viola. The latter helped Campus install his first major exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse (NY) in 1974. Throughout his career, Peter Campus has produced videos, installations, and a large body of photographic work. In his recent video work, he makes use of digital techniques to work on the image, pixel by pixel, rather like a painter. Using an extremely high-definition digital camera, Peter Campus pursues his current work. A large number of his works are featured in some of the world's greatest contemporary art museums.