At Arm's Length: (Taking a Good Hard Look at) Artists' Video

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

New York State Council on the Arts, NY, NY (1990)

Keywords:

people-text

Abstract:

An attempt to appraise video art, to understand how it fit into the bigger picture of culture and political economy. "Coming to Terms with the Frightful Parent: Video Art and Television"- John Wyver. "Light Years: An Eyewitness Report" - Leslie Fuller. "Political Video in the United States: A Statement for the 1990s" - John Downing. "The Power of the Purse: Public Funding and the Aesthetics of Video" - Jon Burris.

Full Text: 

At Arm's Length: (Taking a Good Hard Look at) Artists' Video  (PDF)

 Includes  "Coming to Terms with the Frightful Parent: Video Art and Television"- John Wyver. "Light Years: An Eyewitness Report" - Leslie Fuller. "Political Video in the United States: A Statement for the 1990s" - John Downing. "The Power of the Purse: Public Funding and the Aesthetics of Video" - Jon Burris.

"Jon Burris's essay, "The Power of the Purse: Public Funding and the Aesthetics of Video" is long out of print but worth tracking down....It is an excellent overview of the peculiar conditions in the culture, in public funding, in technology, and at a handful of key foundations that encouraged the independent media arts to emerge in the late 1960s."
           - From Deep Focus: A Report on the Future of Indepdent Media,  Andrew Blau. NAMAC: San Francisco, 2005.

Thanks to Barbara Osbourn and Jon Burris for their assistance and permission to reproduce this text.