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Gabrielle Jennings (ed.) - Abstract Video

Offering historical and theoretical positions from a variety of art historians, artists, curators, and writers, this groundbreaking collection is the first substantive sourcebook on abstraction in moving-image media. With a particular focus on art since 2000, Abstract Video addresses a longer history of experimentation in video, net art, installation, new media, expanded cinema, visual music, and experimental film. Editor Gabrielle Jennings —a video artist herself— reveals as never before how works of abstract video are not merely, as the renowned curator Kirk Varnedoe once put it, “pictures of nothing,” but rather amorphous, ungovernable spaces that encourage contemplation and innovation. In explorations of the work of celebrated artists such as Jeremy Blake, Mona Hatoum, Pierre Huyghe, Ryoji Ikeda, Takeshi Murata, Diana Thater, and Jennifer West, alongside emerging artists, this volume presents fresh and vigorous perspectives on a burgeoning and ever-changing arena of contemporary art.

Published 2015,  Paperback, 304 pages

Table of Contents

Foreword (Kate Mondloch)

Preface: Abstract Video Art (Gabrielle Jennings)

1. Introduction: On the Horizon (Gabrielle Jennings)

2. Film Image / Electronic Image: The Construction of Abstraction, 1960– 1990 (John G. Hanhardt)
3. Joseph Kosuth’s The Second Investigation in Vancouver (1969): Art on TV (John C. Welchman)
4. Abstract Transmissions: Other Trajectories for Feminist Video (Siona Wilson)
5. Abstract Video (Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe)

6. Visual Music’s Influence on Contemporary Abstraction (Cindy Keefer)
7. Getting Messy: Chance and Glitch in Contemporary Video Art (Gregory Zinman)
8. Delirious Architectures: Notes on Jeremy Blake, Liquid Crystal Palace, and Digital Materialism (Michael Connor and Johanna Gosse)
9. Abstract Video: net.video.abstraction (Tilman Baumgärtel, Sarah Cook, Charlotte Frost, and Caitlin Jones)
10. Interactive Abstractions: Between Embodied Exploration and Instrumental Control “Underneath Your Fingertips” (Katja Kwastek)

11. Real Time, Screen Time (Lumi Tan)
12. The Spreadability of Video (Christine Ross)
13. Spectral Projections: Color, Race, and Abstraction in the Moving Image (Maria-Christina Villaseñor)
14. Go with the (Unregulated) Flow: Fluidity, Abjection, and Abstraction (Trinie Dalton and Stanya Kahn)
15. Sine Qua Son: Considering the Sine Wave Tone in Electronic Art (Philip Brophy)

List of Illustrations

Publisher: University of California Press / ISBN: 9780520282483
Medium: Book


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