Video Art Revisited
REWIND: Artists’ Video in the 70’s and 80’s addresses similar concerns, although focused on the UK. This project “will provide a research resource that addresses the gap in historical knowledge of the evolution of electronic media arts in the UK, by investigating specifically the first two decades of artists’ works in video. There is a danger that many of these works may disappear because of their ephemeral nature and poor technical condition. The project will conserve and preserve them, and enable further scholarly activity.” The first in a series of evening salons was held in November. Panelists considered “The Impact of British Art Schools on Early British Video Art.”
Several cultural institutions in the U.S. have designed Web sites that document archival projects related to the history of video art. Examples include Electronic Arts Intermix, A Kinetic History: The EAI Archives Online; the Daniel Langlois Foundation, Radical Software; and the Experimental Television Center, Video History Project. The Video Data Bank site is also a valuable resource.
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