Steina and Woody Vasulka: Machine Media - Reading the Tools, Writing the Image

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Catalog for exhibition organizedd by Robert Riley and Marita Sturken for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (February 2 - March 31, 1996). Catalog Editor: Marita Sturken. Reading the Tools, Writing the Image by Maureen Turim and Scott Nygren. During the 1970s, Steina and Woody Vasulka helped shape the parameters of video art. The founded The Kitchen as an intermedia exhibition space, contextualized video in relation to electronic music and performance art, and played a leading role in the development of synthesized video. These innovations placed the Vasulkas among those who seem to have created video as a field by pioneering its institutions and orienting its projects. Paragraphs: Writing the Image, Reading the Tools, Rethinking Machine Logic, Perceptual-Cognitive Cycles, The Mirror, The Panopticon, and Multiplicity, Meta-Art Projects, Machine Gender, and Notes. pp. 49-64.