By Catherine Elwes
Film and video have a double nature; they carry an illusory international, a truth in other places and a fabric presence that either dramatises and demystifies the magic trick of relocating photographs. because the Nineteen Sixties, artists have systematically explored filmic and televisual phenomena within the managed environments of galleries and museums, drawing on a number of antecedents in cinema, tv and the visible arts. This quantity strains this lineage via structure, portray, sculpture, functionality, movie heritage, and the ferment of counter-cultural movie and video practices within the Nineteen Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. Sound, a frequently forgotten component of put in paintings is given due recognition, as are problems with spectatorship, incorporating the hot insights provided through cognitive technology. Woven into this family tree is a dialogue of the procedural, political, theoretical, and ideological positions espoused by way of artists, targeting the interval from the mid-twentieth century to the current. The booklet, written from the viewpoint of a author and practitioner, ends with a question: 'what's in it for the artist?'
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Installation and the Moving Image by Catherine Elwes