Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices

Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices

By: Michael Renov (author), Erika Suderburg (contributor)Paperback

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This text provides an account of video art, and activism, practice and theory. The follow-up to a project conducted by LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), this volume comprises original articles by a variety of video artists, filmmakers and critical theorists, covering topics from video pedagogy to emerging technologies, video porn to Geraldo Rivera, lesbian representation to the politics of video memory. The work examines a series of relationships between politics, popular culture, artistic intervention and social practices of the media.


The politics of video memory - electronic erasures and inscriptions, Marita Sturken; qualifying the quotidian - artist's video and the production of social space, Christine Tamblyn; the image of art in video, Maureen Turim; video - the access medium, Tetsuo Kogawa; looking through video - the psychology of video and film, John Belton; videor, Jacques Derrida; video confessions, Michael Renov; the electronic corpse - notes for an alternative language of history and amnesia, Erika Suderburg; Lynn Hershman - the subject of autobiography, David E. James; longing for real life, Rosanna Albertini; the images of the world, Raymond Bellour; dweller on the threshold, Bill Horrigan; operative assumptions, Gregg Bordowitz; tongues untied, Marlon Riggs; sex lies with videotape - abbreviated histories of Canadian video sex, Sara Diamond; talking heads, body politic - the plural self of Chicano experimental video, Chon Noriega; new visions/new Chinas - video - art documentation, and the Chinese modernity in question, Berenice Reynaud; taking aim - the video technology of cultural resistance, Monica Frota; video - the politics of culture and community, Ron Burnett; fetal tissue - reproductive rights and activist amateur video, Patricia R. Zimmermann; female transgression, Laura Kipnis; Julie Zando's primal scenes and lesbian representation, Judith Mayne; wedding video and its generation, James M. Moran; vision after television - technocultural convergence, hypermedia and the new media arts field, Michael Nash.

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  • ISBN13: 9780816623303
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780816623303
  • ISBN10: 0816623309

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