Abstract Video

Abstract Video

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Offering historical and theoretical positions from a variety of art historians, artists, curators, and writers, this groundbreaking collection is the first substantive sourcebook on abstraction in moving-image media. With a particular focus on art since 2000, Abstract Video addresses a longer history of experimentation in video, net art, installation, new media, expanded cinema, visual music, and experimental film. Editor Gabrielle Jenningsa€”a video artist herselfa€”reveals as never before how works of abstract video are not merely, as the renowned curator Kirk Varnedoe once put it, qpictures of nothing, q but rather amorphous, ungovernable spaces that encourage contemplation and innovation. In explorations of the work of celebrated artists such as Jeremy Blake, Mona Hatoum, Pierre Huyghe, Ryoji Ikeda, Takeshi Murata, Diana Thater, and Jennifer West, alongside emerging artists, this volume presents fresh and vigorous perspectives on a burgeoning and ever-changing arena of contemporary art.In Liquid Villa, the soundtrack seems to be diegetic at times, setting the scene: the party ended a few hours ago; the guests are ... Ia#39;m wondering how this might apply to Liquid Villa or other works in the show? ... A dissolve is a device inherited from cinema, and its use in dominant media is quite linear: one image comes in, and another goes out. ... The only more or less traditional dissolve is in the work of Chris Coy and Jon Rafman, Unexpressed Resentment (2014), and it goes on foranbsp;...

Title:Abstract Video
Author:Gabrielle Jennings
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2015-09-15


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