FILM THEORY AND SURVEYS

PUBLISHER
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 10 x 13 in. / 200 pgs / 312 color

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Pub Date
Out of print

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Catalog: SPRING 2003

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ISBN 9780970442857 TRADE
List Price: $30.00 CDN $35.00

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Video Acts

Single Channel Works from the Collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and the New Art Trust

Artwork by Dara Birnbaum, Peter Campus, Valie Export, Steve McQueen, Pippiloti Rist, Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Vito Acconci, Darren Almond, Dan Graham, Gary Hill, Joan Jonas, Mike Kelley, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Jim Shaw, Bill Viola, William WPhotographs by Martha Rosler. Edited by Klaus Biesenbach, Alanna Heiss, Anthony Huberman. Text by Christopher Eamon, Barbara London, Glenn Lowry.

Today, video is a familiar tool at the artist's disposal. But to those who experimented with the technology in the 1960s and 70s--when affordable equipment became commercially available--the capabilities inherent in the medium were unknown. Vito Acconci, Joan Jonas and Bruce Nauman, among other American pioneers, used videotape to document and extend their performance work. Acconci, for one, produced conceptual, performance-based video work in the 70s that consisted of ruthless interrogations of the artist and viewer, as though defining the video medium were a matter of universal urgency. Video Acts provides a historical overview of video art created for display on a single monitor, with more than 100 pieces, dating from the mid-60s through 2000, including numerous landmarks in the development of this young medium by Marina Abramovic, Gilbert & George, Acconci, Jonas and Nauman, as well as more recent work by Tony Oursler, Darren Almond, Pipilotti Rist and others redefining the genre.
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