Video Art And Culture- The Distinctive Features Of The Medium By David Antin

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VIDEO ART. The name is equivocal. A good name. It leaves open all the questions  and asks them anyway. Is this an art form, a new genre? An anthology of valued activity conducted in a particular arena defined by display on a cathode ray tube? The kind of video made by a special class of people—artists—whose works are exhibited primarily in what is called ‘the art world’–ARTIST’S VIDEO?

An inspection of the names in the catalogue gives the easy and not quite sufficient answer that is this last we are considering, ARTIST’S VIDEO. But is this a class apart?
Read the full original and historic essay [in appropriately PDF electronic form] by David Antin by clicking here.

Special thanks to http://pzacad.pitzer.edu/ for archiving the original essay.

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