Music/Video: Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Music/Video: Histories, Aesthetics, Media

By: Gina Arnold (editor), Michael Goddard (editor), Daniel Cookney (editor), Kirsty Fairclough (editor)Paperback

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This book is a lively, comprehensive and timely reader on the music video, capitalising on cross-disciplinary research expertise, which represents a substantial academic engagement with the music video, a mediated form and practice that still remains relatively under-explored in a 21st century context. The music video has remained suspended between two distinct poles. On the one hand, the music video as the visual sheen of late capitalism, at the intersection of celebrity studies and postmodernism. On the other hand, the music video as art, looking to a prehistory of avant-garde film-making while perpetually pushing forward the digital frontier with a taste for anarchy, controversy, and the integration of special effects into a form designed to be disseminated across digital platforms. In this way, the music video virally re-engenders debates about high art and low culture. This collection presents a comprehensive account of the music video from a contemporary 21st century perspective. This entails revisiting key moments in the canonical history of the music video, exploring its articulations of sexuality and gender, examining its functioning as a form of artistic expression between music, film and video art, and following the music video's dissemination into the digital domain, considering how digital media and social media have come to re-invent the forms and functions of the music video, well beyond the limits of "music television".

About Author

Gina Arnold is Visiting Professor at the Evergreen State College in Washington, USA. Daniel Cookney is Lecturer in Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. Kirsty Fairclough is Director of International and Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, UK. Michael N. Goddard is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Film, Television and Moving image at the University of Westminster, UK.


Table of Contents Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors Introduction: The Persistence of the Music Video Histories and Pre Histories Introduction: Gina Arnold 1. Visual Pleasure and Music Video - Sunil Manghani, University of Southampton, UK 2. From Broadway to Phineas and Ferb: The Rise of Music(al Comedy) Videos - Michael Saffle, Virginia Tech, USA 3. `The Message' is the Medium: Aesthetics, Ideology, and the Hip Hop Music Video- Greg de Cuir Jr., Independent Scholar 4. The Boy Keeps Swinging: David Bowie, Music Video, and the Star Image - Julie Lobalzo Wright, University of Warwick, UK 5. Substance and Technique: New Order, the Music Video, and the 1980s - Andrew Burke, University of Winnipeg, Canada Gender and Sexual Representation Introduction: Kirsty Fairclough 6. Liquidities for the Essex Man: The Monetarist Eroticism of British Yacht Pop- Benjamin Halligan, University of Wolverhampton, UK 7. Completing the Mystery of her Flesh: Love, Eroticism and Identity in Bjork's Videos - Vera Brozzoni, Independent Scholar 8. Soundtrack Self: FKA Twigs, Self Documentation and Feminist Authenticity in the Music Video - Kirsty Fairclough, University of Salford, UK 9. Anal Terrorism: Nicki Minaj's `Anaconda' video - Fabricio Silveira, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil The Art of the Music Video Introduction: Michael Goddard 10. Moving the Music: Dance, Action and Embodied Identities in Music Video - Sarie Mairs Slee, University of Salford, UK 11. Total State Machine and Gesamtkunstwerk: The Audiovisual Poetics of First and Second Generation Industrial Music Video - Michael Goddard, University of Westminster, UK 12. One. World: Self-Effacement of H.P. Baxxter in the Video Work of Scooter - Paul Hegarty, University College Cork, Ireland 13. Blackened puppets: Chris Cunningham's weird anatomies - Dean Lockwood, University of Lincoln, UK Digital Mediations and Mutations Introduction: Daniel Cookney 14. Timeline Philosophy: Technological Hedonism and Formal Aspects of Films and Music Videos - Jose Claudio Siqueira Castanheira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil 15. Play All / Random Play / Track Selection: Analyzing Music Videos on Greatest Hits DVD Collections - Jaap Kooijman, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands 16. Why Psy? Music videos and the global market - Gina Arnold, Evergreen State College, USA 17. Vimeo Killed the Video Star - Daniel Cookney, University of Salford, UK Notes to Chapters Videography Works Cited

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  • ISBN13: 9781501313912
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781501313912
  • weight: 548
  • ISBN10: 1501313916

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