“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.”
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.