REWINDItalia: Early Video Art in Italy/I primi anni della videoarte in italia
| Edited by
Laura Leuzzi & Stephen Partridge
|Italy was a vibrant centre of video art production and exhibition throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
This early seminal experimentation attracted artists from all over the world and laid the foundation for video art. However since then, early Italian video art has received only scant international exposure. Its contribution to the history of video as an art form has for too long escaped the recognition that it so unequivocally deserves. Derived from the AHRC funded research project ‘REWINDItalia’, REWINDItalia Early Video Art in Italy/I primi anni della videoarte in Italia – edited by Laura Leuzzi and Stephen Partridge – aims to bring the seminal Italian early video experimentation back under the International spotlight. The volume includes seminal essays, already appeared in Italian publications, plus newly commissioned texts by leading scholars and artists, translated into English for the first time. A wide selection of stills from video artworks and photographs from set provide a fruitful resource for research and study. Authors include: Renato Barilli, Maria Gloria Bicocchi, Lola Bonora, Silvia Bordini, Paolo Cardazzo, Cinzia Cremona, Sean Cubitt, Bruno Di Marino, Simonetta Fadda, Vittorio Fagone, Marco Maria Gazzano, Luciano Giaccari, Mirco Infanti, Laura Leuzzi, Sandra Lischi, Adam Lockhart, Stephen Partridge, Cosetta G. Saba, Emile Shemilt, Studio Azzurro, Valentina Valentini, Grahame Weinbren. The volume is closed by The Chronology of Video Art in Italy (1952–1992), by Valentino Catricalà and Laura Leuzzi, translated for the first time into English. With a foreword from Don Foresta, and an introduction by Stephen Partridge. Translation by Simona Manca.
ISBN: 9780 86196 721 6 Price £32/EUR 46,22
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REWIND| British Artists' Video in the 1970s & 1980s
Editors: Stephen Partridge & Sean Cubitt
|Release Date: 30th September 2012
With a Foreword by Brian Winston
Rewind: Artists video in the 70s and 80s derives from a four-year research project into the history of an art form that has become the hallmark of contemporary art. Based on an archive of interviews, ephemera and archive copies of tapes and installations from the pioneering period of British video art, this anthology brings together some of the leading scholars in the field, backed by an expert panel, to lay the groundwork for a history of the people, activities, institutions and interventions that made of video art the one true avant-garde in the United Kingdom in the 20th century. Rewind is the founding text for the history of British video art; draws on a unique archive of oral history and personal experience; and opens up the archive for contemporary artists, curators, media historians and archivists. The primary audience for the book lies in art history. Secondary areas include the growing field of media art history, archiving and conservation, media history and film and media studies. It will have a market among the increasing number of gallery visitors, many of them practicing artists, who have been introduced to the field of early video art by the Rewind project and connected projects, including the Future Histories of the Moving Image Network. There is international interest through the global Media Art History and Leonardo/ISAST groups and the many parallel research projects underway in fifteen or more countries worldwide
ISBN 9780861967063 Price £25.00
The Emergence of Video Processing Tools
Edited by Kathy High and Sherry Miller Hocking and Mona Jimenez
This title presents stories of the development of early video tools and systems designed and built by artists and technologists during the late 1960s and 70s.
Split over two volumes, the contributors examine the intersection of art and science and look at collaborations among inventors, designers, and artists trying to create new tools to capture and manipulate images in revolutionary ways.
The contributors include "video pioneers," who have been active since the emergence of the aesthetic, and technologists, who continue to design, build, and hack media tools. The book also looks at contemporary toolmakers and the relationship between these new tools and the past. Video and media production is a growing area of interest in art and this collection will be an indispensable guide to its origins and its future.
Published by Intellect
Price £60, $86
by Kevin Atherton
FLOOD is delighted to announce the publication of Kevin Atherton's Auto-Interview, extending a lifelong series of work where the artist has interviewed himself on video.
Auto-Interview is interesting on many levels, as a means of asking who is doing what in the business of encountering and interpreting an artwork, but also from an historical point of view - the interview provides an ideal opportunity to look back into the beginnings of key practices, such as video art, new media, work on television, etc.
The interview is also about an artist being, or at least trying to be, brutally honest about their own practice, its relevance, context and meaning, and if indeed it should be any of these things.
This publication is the first of a new series, with future publications forthcoming on a yearly basis.'Auto-Interview' retails at €10 / £8.
Published/distributed by Flood Dublin
Available from Flood here.
Reaching Audiences Distribution and Promotion of Alternative Moving Image
by Julia Knight and Peter Thomas
|With a Foreword by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
From Hollywood blockbusters to artists’ film and video, distributors play a vitally important role in getting films in front of audiences. As the link between production and exhibition, their acquisition policies, promotional practices, and level of resources determine what is available, and so help shape the very nature of our film culture. Reaching Audiences is centrally concerned with the distribution practices that have been developed to counter Hollywood’s traditional dominance of the marketplace, and ensure audiences have access to a more diverse moving image culture. Through a series of case studies, the book tracks the inventive distribution and exhibition initiatives developed over the last 40 years by an array of small companies on the periphery of the beleaguered UK film industry. That their practices are now being replicated by a new generation of digital distributors demonstrates that, while the digital ‘revolution’ has rendered those practices far easier to undertake and hugely increased their scope, the key issues in securing a more diverse moving image culture are not technological. Although largely invisible to outsiders, the importance of distributors and distribution networks are widely recognized within the industry, and Reaching Audiences is a key contribution to our understanding of the role they both do and can play.
ISBN 9781841501574, Price £19.95, $40
Available from Intellect Store here.
| David Curtis, Al Rees, Duncan White and Steven Ball (eds)
Leading scholars from Europe and North America trace the field from its origins in early abstract film right up to the digital age. Insightful essays explore post-war happenings and live events in Europe and the US, the first experiments with video and multi-media, the fusion of multi-screen installations with dance, sonic art and music and current practices employing digital manipulation and the internet.
Featuring new interviews with key artists, the book also makes available previously unpublished artists' texts and manifestos alongside extensive illustrations, making it an essential resource for all those interested in video, performance, film and media art.
Publisher: Tate Publishing (May 2011)
ISBN 978 1 85437 974 0, Price £19.99
Available from Tate store here.
A History of Artists' Film and Video in Britain, 1897-2004 by David Curtis
|In recent years the use of film and video by British artists has come to widespread public attention. Jeremy Deller, Douglas Gordon, Steve McQueen and Gillian Wearing all won the Turner Prize (in 2004, 1996, 1999 and 1997 respectively) for work made on video. This fin-de-sicle explosion of activity represents the culmination of a long history of work by less well-known artists and experimental film-makers.
Hardback ISBN/EAN: 9781844570959, £60.00
Paperback ISBN/EAN: 9781844570966, £25.00
Available from BFI store here.
Experimental Film and Video - Edited by Dr. Jackie Hatfield
| ||For artists working with moving image in the late twentieth century, the past forty years... more>
View a pdf of the book jacket here.
ISBN: 0 86196 664 3 (Paperback)
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A History of Video Art - by Chris Meigh-Andrews
Published November 2006 by Berg, Oxford
More Information here.
Diverse practices: a critical reader on British video art - by Julia Knight
"The past three decades have seen the rapid and vibrant growth of video art in Britain, but there has been little detailed analysis or critical recognition of this work. This book attempts to redress this imbalance by bringing together a collection of essays that discuss various aspects of British video art within a range of frameworkshistorical, theoretical, critical, and chronological. The essays deal with topics such as television interventions, video installation, feminist video work, video art criticism, and computer animation."
Analogue: Pioneering Video from the UK, Canada and Poland (1968-88)
||Exhibition catalogue edited by Catherine Elwes and Chris Meigh-Andrews
Video Art: A Guided Tour - by Catherine Elwes
|Video art dominates the international art world to such an extent that its heady days on the radical fringes are sometimes overlooked often unknown. Video Art, a Guided Tour is an essential and highly entertaining guide to video art and its history. Elwes, herself a practicing artist and pioneer of early video, traces the story from the weighty Portapak equipment of the '60s and '70s to today's digital technology, from early experiments in 'real time' to the 'new narrative' movement of the '80s. She also examines video's love-hate relationship with television. Artists discussed include, amongst others, Nam June Paik, Nan Hoover, The Duvet Brothers, Dara Birnbaum, Bill Viola, Pipilloti Rist, David Hall, Stuart Marshall, Stan Douglas, Smith & Stewart, Steve McQueen and Sam Taylor-Wood. Elwes brings to life the excitement and political fervour of video art's early days and follows its journey to its current status as the default medium for contemporary art.