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supplying historic and theoretical positions from quite a few paintings historians, artists, curators, and writers, this groundbreaking assortment is the 1st important sourcebook on abstraction in moving-image media. With a selected concentrate on artwork on account that 2000, Abstract Video addresses an extended historical past of experimentation in video, internet paintings, deploy, new media, improved cinema, visible tune, and experimental movie. Editor Gabrielle Jennings—a video artist herself—reveals as by no means sooner than how works of summary video aren't in simple terms, because the popular curator Kirk Varnedoe as soon as placed it, “pictures of nothing,” yet relatively amorphous, ungovernable areas that motivate contemplation and innovation. In explorations of the paintings of celebrated artists equivalent to Jeremy Blake, Mona Hatoum, Pierre Huyghe, Ryoji Ikeda, Takeshi Murata, Diana Thater, and Jennifer West, along rising artists, this quantity offers clean and full of life views on a burgeoning and ever-changing enviornment of latest art.

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Ma and Erika Suderburg (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012), 297; and Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA screening Time as Material (Los Angeles, CA: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013). 12. uk/whats-on/tate-britain/eventseries/assembly-survey-recent-artists -film-and-video-britain-2008–​2013. uk/. 13. htm. 14. Paul Pfeiffer, artist lecture (Graduate Seminar Lecture Series, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, March 11, 2014). 15. Robert Smithson, “The Spiral Jetty, 1970,” Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings, ed.

4 (April 1998): 91.  Emily Roysdon, “Ecstatic Resistance,” in Abstraction, ed. Maria Lind, Documents of Contemporary Art (London: Whitechapel and Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013), 222. Text from Ecstatic Resistance, typographic poster work (2009) reprinted in Microhistorias y macromundos, vol. 3, Abstract Possible, ed. pdf. 5. Maria Lind, “Introduction,” in Abstraction, 10.  Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964), 7. Riffing off McLuhan’s famous statement, in 1969, WGBH television invited six artists to work with television technicians for the creation of “The Medium is the Medium,” one of the earliest examples of collaboration between public television and the emerging field of video art in the United States.

25. Krauss, “Aesthetics of Narcissism,” 50. 26. Krauss, “Aesthetics of Narcissism,” 53. 27. For more on Joan Jonas’s Vertical Roll, see Siona Wilson’s contribution to this volume (chapter 4). 16 • I n t r o d u c t i o n PART ONE TRANSMISSION This page intentionally left blank 2 FILM IMAGE / ELECTRONIC IMAGE The Construction of Abstraction, 1960–​1990 John G. Hanhardt The past three decades have witnessed remarkable changes in our thinking about film and video as art forms. The avant-garde cinema enjoyed critical acclaim during the 1960s and 1970s, one of the greatest periods in the history of independent film in America.

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