Video Writings by Artists
Published by Mousse Publishing.
Edited by Eugeni Bonet. Text by Stephen Beck, AA Bronson, Peter Campus, Peter d'Agostino, Douglas Davis, Jon Dovey, Juan Downey, et al.
Just as film theory has incorporated essays and manifestos by filmmakers into a canon that also includes 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). Adding a critical layer to LOOP Barcelona’s 15th edition, Winding the Clock Back: A Contemporary Archaeology of Video, it includes 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, Muntadas, Nam June Paik, Ulrike Rosenbach, Martha Rosler, Paul Ryan, Francesc Torres, Woody Vasulka & Scott Nygren, Bill Viola and Peter Weibel.