The book covers the history of video looking both back towards film and forwards towards new media art. It considers the idea of abstract video as a way of pointing to the moment after the year 2000 when moving image artworks were made after the near extinction of analog video and before the dominance of digitally produced imagery. The chapter is a conversation between four curator/historians who deal with the digital or new media art and art online specifically in which each bring an example - including work by Thomson&Craighead, Vuk Cosic, Rosa Menkman and Lorna Mills. Questions of the site of access to the moving image work - from websites to downloads - and its familiar forms (webcams, gifs) are addressed. The book includes contributions on Transmission, Interference and Reception by authors including Michael Connor, Katja Kwastek, and John G Hanhardt.
|Title of host publication||Abstract Video|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Moving Image in Contemporary Art|
|Editors||Gabrielle Jennings, Kate Mondloch|
|Place of Publication||Oakland, CA|
|Publisher||University of California Press|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Print)||9780520282476, 9780520282483|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2015|
Baumgärtel, T., Cook, S., Frost, C., & Jones, C. (2015). Abstract Video: net.video.abstraction. In G. Jennings, & K. Mondloch (Eds.), Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art (pp. 129-145). University of California Press.