Experimental Film and Video

Experimental Film and Video

An Anthology
Edited by Jackie Hatfield and Stephen Littman
Distribution: World
Publication date: 08/09/2006
ISBN: 978-0-861-96906-7
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The past 40 years of technological innovation have significantly altered the materials of production and revolutionized the possibilities for experiment and exhibition. Not since the invention of film has there been such a critical period of major change in the imaging technologies accessible to artists. Bringing together key artists in film, video, and digital media, the anthology of Experimental Film and Video revisits the divergent philosophical and critical discourses of the 1970s and repositions these debates relative to contemporary practice. Forty artists have contributed images, and 25 artists reflect on the diverse critical agendas, contexts, and communities that have affected their practice across the period from the late 1960s to date. Along with an introduction by Jackie Hatfield and forewords by Sean Cubitt and Al Rees, this illustrated anthology includes interviews and recent essays by filmmakers, video artists, and pioneers of interactive cinema. Experimental Film and Video opens up the conceptual avenues for future practice and related critical writing.

Author Bio

Jackie Hatfield is an artist and writer who creates expanded and participatory cinematic artworks. She is co-editor of two critical books concerning gender and technology in art practice, Desire by Design and Digital Desires.

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