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Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art

Gabrielle Jennings (ed) Gabrielle Jennings (ed)
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Offering historical and theoretical positions from a variety of art historians, artists, curators, and writers, this groundbreaking collection is the first substantive sourcebook on abstraction in moving-image media. With a particular focus on art since 2000, Abstract Video addresses a longer history of experimentation in video, net art, installation, new media, expanded cinema, visual music, and experimental film. Editor Gabrielle Jennings—a video artist herself—reveals as never before how works of abstract video are not merely, as the renowned curator Kirk Varnedoe once put it, “pictures of nothing,” but rather amorphous, ungovernable spaces that encourage contemplation and innovation. In explorations of the work of celebrated artists such as Jeremy Blake, Mona Hatoum, Pierre Huyghe, Ryoji Ikeda, Takeshi Murata, Diana Thater, and Jennifer West, alongside emerging artists, this volume presents fresh and vigorous perspectives on a burgeoning and ever-changing arena of contemporary art.

Table of Contents

Foreword - Kate Mondloch

Preface: Abstract Video Art - Gabrielle Jennings

1. Introduction: On the Horizon - Gabrielle Jennings

PART ONE. TRANSMISSION
2. Film Image / Electronic Image: The Construction of Abstraction, 1960– 1990 - John G. Hanhardt
3. Joseph Kosuth’s The Second Investigation in Vancouver (1969): Art on TV - John C. Welchman
4. Abstract Transmissions: Other Trajectories for Feminist Video - Siona Wilson
5. Abstract Video - Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe

PART TWO. INTERFERENCE
6. Visual Music’s Influence on Contemporary Abstraction - Cindy Keefer
7. Getting Messy: Chance and Glitch in Contemporary Video Art - Gregory Zinman
8. Delirious Architectures: Notes on Jeremy Blake, Liquid Crystal Palace, and Digital Materialism - Michael Connor and Johanna Gosse
9. Abstract Video: net.video.abstraction - Tilman Baumgärtel, Sarah Cook, Charlotte Frost, and Caitlin Jones
10. Interactive Abstractions: Between Embodied Exploration and Instrumental Control “Underneath Your Fingertips” - Katja Kwastek

PART THREE. RECEPTION
11. Real Time, Screen Time - Lumi Tan
12. The Spreadability of Video - Christine Ross
13. Spectral Projections: Color, Race, and Abstraction in the Moving Image - Maria-Christina Villaseñor
14. Go with the (Unregulated) Flow: Fluidity, Abjection, and Abstraction - Trinie Dalton and Stanya Kahn
15. Sine Qua Son: Considering the Sine Wave Tone in Electronic Art - Philip Brophy

Mediography
Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Contributors

About the Editor(s)

Gabrielle Jennings is Associate Professor, Graduate Art, at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Kate Mondloch is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Director of the New Media and Culture certificate program at the University of Oregon.

Offering historical and theoretical positions from a variety of art historians, artists, curators, and writers, this groundbreaking collection is the first substantive sourcebook on abstraction in moving-image media. With a particular focus on art since 2000, Abstract Video addresses a longer history of experimentation in video, net art, installation, new media, expanded cinema, visual music, and experimental film. Editor Gabrielle Jennings—a video artist herself—reveals as never before how works of abstract video are not merely, as the renowned curator Kirk Varnedoe once put it, “pictures of nothing,” but rather amorphous, ungovernable spaces that encourage contemplation and innovation. In explorations of the work of celebrated artists such as Jeremy Blake, Mona Hatoum, Pierre Huyghe, Ryoji Ikeda, Takeshi Murata, Diana Thater, and Jennifer West, alongside emerging artists, this volume presents fresh and vigorous perspectives on a burgeoning and ever-changing arena of contemporary art.

Table of Contents

Foreword - Kate Mondloch

Preface: Abstract Video Art - Gabrielle Jennings

1. Introduction: On the Horizon - Gabrielle Jennings

PART ONE. TRANSMISSION
2. Film Image / Electronic Image: The Construction of Abstraction, 1960– 1990 - John G. Hanhardt
3. Joseph Kosuth’s The Second Investigation in Vancouver (1969): Art on TV - John C. Welchman
4. Abstract Transmissions: Other Trajectories for Feminist Video - Siona Wilson
5. Abstract Video - Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe

PART TWO. INTERFERENCE
6. Visual Music’s Influence on Contemporary Abstraction - Cindy Keefer
7. Getting Messy: Chance and Glitch in Contemporary Video Art - Gregory Zinman
8. Delirious Architectures: Notes on Jeremy Blake, Liquid Crystal Palace, and Digital Materialism - Michael Connor and Johanna Gosse
9. Abstract Video: net.video.abstraction - Tilman Baumgärtel, Sarah Cook, Charlotte Frost, and Caitlin Jones
10. Interactive Abstractions: Between Embodied Exploration and Instrumental Control “Underneath Your Fingertips” - Katja Kwastek

PART THREE. RECEPTION
11. Real Time, Screen Time - Lumi Tan
12. The Spreadability of Video - Christine Ross
13. Spectral Projections: Color, Race, and Abstraction in the Moving Image - Maria-Christina Villaseñor
14. Go with the (Unregulated) Flow: Fluidity, Abjection, and Abstraction - Trinie Dalton and Stanya Kahn
15. Sine Qua Son: Considering the Sine Wave Tone in Electronic Art - Philip Brophy

Mediography
Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Contributors

About the Editor(s)

Gabrielle Jennings is Associate Professor, Graduate Art, at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Kate Mondloch is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Director of the New Media and Culture certificate program at the University of Oregon.

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SKU 9780520282483
Publisher(s) University of California Press
Format Paperback

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