Free study guide from Video Data Bank surveying the first decade of video art

“The argument was not only about producing new forms for 
new content, it was also about changing the nature of the 
relationship between reader and literary text, between spectator 
and spectacle, and the changing of this relationship was itself 
premised upon new ways of thinking about the relationship 
between art (or more generally ‘representation’) and reality.”

 —Sylvia Harvey

A holiday gift from Video Data Bank - download the PDF of their free study guide, REWIND, a survey of video art and alternative media in the US from 1968 - 1980. It includes a curator’s essay, program and tape descriptions, extended bibliography, biographies and videographies of artists and a guide to collections of early video materials. The final two chapters address videotape preservation.