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.My pure admiration and respect goes to one of my video-scholar idols, John G. Hanhardt, who supported the project from ... and granting permission to reprint his essay a€œFilm Image/ Electronic Image: The Construction of Abstraction, 1960a€“ 1990. ... of spirit of my best friend, Melissa Hertz, and of my mom, Penny Jennings .

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

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