Rewind

Rewind

British Artists' Video in the 1970s & 1980s
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/10/2012
Format: Hardback 127 color illus., 79 b&w illus.
ISBN: 978-0-861-96706-3
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This anthology explores the pioneering period of the British video art form that has become a hallmark of contemporary art. Drawing on interviews, ephemera, archived tapes, and installations from the period, Rewind brings together leading scholars in the field to lay the groundwork for a history of the people, activities, institutions, and interventions that made video art the one true avant-garde genre in 20th-century Great Britain.

Author Bio

Sean Cubitt is Director of Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne.

Stephen Partridge is Professor of Media Art at the University of Dundee.

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Table of Contents

Foreword/Artists’ video is blessed and cursed by its technology Brian Winston
Introduction: Sean Cubitt and Stephen Partridge
Chapter 1. Video: Resisting Definition, Jackie Hatfield
Chapter 2. Video as an Art: Looking into the Rewind Archive through the Philosophical
Aesthetics of Richard Wollheim, Grahame Weinbren
Chapter 3. Video between Television and Art: Interventions into ProgrammeFlow and
Standard Formats by British Video Artists, Yvonne Spielmann
Chapter 4. Artists’ Television: Interruptions–Interventions, Stephen Partridge
Chapter 5. Decay Behind a Glass Monitor: The Prophetic Deterioration of Early Video
Installation, Emile Shemilt
Chapter 6. Liveness, Performance and the Permanent Frame, Mike Leggett
Chapter 7. Vide Verso: Video’s Critical Corpus, Malcolm Dickson
Chapter 8. On the Reinvention of Video in the 1980s, Sean Cubitt
Chapter 9. A Brief History of Video – Time and Base, Adam Lockhart
End Note
About the Contributors
Bibliography
Index

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