Download e-book for kindle: Against Immediacy: Video Art and Media Populism (Interfaces: by William Kaizen

By William Kaizen

opposed to Immediacy is a historical past of early video paintings thought of in terms of tv within the usa in the course of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies. It examines how artists wondered the ways that “the humans” have been ideologically figured through the industrial mass media. in this time, artists and organisations together with Nam June Paik, Juan Downey, and the Women’s Video information provider challenged the prevailing limits of the one-to-many version of televisual broadcasting whereas concurrently developing extra democratic, bottom-up versions during which the folk mediated themselves. working on the intersection among artwork historical past and media stories, opposed to Immediacy connects early video paintings and the increase of the media display in gallery-based paintings to discussions approximately participation and the activation of the spectator in paintings and digital media, relocating from video artwork as an early kind of democratic media perform to its canonization as a sort of excessive art.

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