Karla Jasso, Daniel Garza Usabiaga (eds.): (Ready) Media: Hacia una arqueología de los medios y la invención en México (2012) [Spanish]

31 March 2017, dusan

A book published to accompany an exhibition on media archaeology in Mexico.

Publisher Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, Mexico City, 2012
ISBN 9786076050132, 6076050136
519 pages
via Román Luján‏

Publisher (incl. information about the accompanying set of 6 DVDs)

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On the Camera Arts and Consecutive Matters: The Writings of Hollis Frampton (2009)

14 March 2014, dusan

“As Hollis Frampton’s photographs and celebrated experimental films were testing the boundaries of the camera arts in the 1960s and 1970s, his provocative and highly literate writings were attempting to establish an intellectually resonant form of discourse for these critically underexplored fields. It was a time when artists working in diverse disciplines were beginning to pick up cameras and produce films and videotapes, well before these practices were understood or embraced by institutions of contemporary art. This collection of Frampton’s writings presents his critical essays (many written for Artforum and October) along with additional material, including lectures, correspondence, interviews, production notes, and scripts. It supersedes Circles of Confusion, published in 1983.

Frampton ranged widely over the visual arts in his writing, and the texts in this collection display his distinctive perspectives on photography, film, video, and the plastic and literary arts. They include critically acclaimed essays on Edward Weston and Eadweard Muybridge as well as appraisals of contemporary photographers; the influential essay “For a Metahistory of Film,” along with scripts, textual material, and scores for his films; writings on video that constitute a veritable prehistory of the digital arts; a dialogue with Carl Andre (his friend and former Phillips Andover classmate) from the early 1960s; and two inventive, almost unclassifiable pieces that draw on the writings of Borges, Joyce, and Beckett.”

Edited with an Introduction by Bruce Jenkins
Publisher MIT Press, 2009
Writing Art series
ISBN 0262062763, 9780262062763
331 pages

Experimental film at Monoskop wiki

Review (Matt Packer, Experimental Conversations)
Review (Mike Leggett, Leonardo)
Review (Michael Zryd, Film Studies)
Review (David Sterritt, Film Quarterly)
Review (John Klacsmann, The Moving Image)
Review (Keith Sanborn, The Brooklyn Rail)
Review (Melissa Gronlund, Frieze)



Annet Dekker (ed.): Speculative Scenarios, or What Will Happen to Digital Art in the (Near) Future? (2013)

19 August 2013, dusan

There is a growing understanding of the use of technological tools for dissemination or mediation in the museum, but artistic experiences that are facilitated by new technologies are less familiar. Whereas the artworks’ presentation equipment becomes obsolete and software updates change settings and data feeds that are used in artworks, the language and theory relating to these works is still being formulated. To better produce, present and preserve digital works, an understanding of their history and the material is required to undertake any in-depth inquiry into the subject.

In an attempt to fill some gaps the authors in this publication discuss digital aesthetics, the notion of the archive and the function of social memory. These essays and interviews are punctuated by three future scenarios in which the authors speculate on the role and function of digital arts, artists and art organisations.

The book is a sequel to Archive2020 – Sustainable Archiving of Born-Digital Cultural Content, edited by Annet Dekker in 2010.

With contributions by Christiane Berndes (Van Abbemuseum), Sarah Cook (CRUMB), Annet Dekker (aaaan.net), Sandra Fauconnier (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen), Olga Goriunova (University of Warwick), Jussi Parikka (University of Southampton), Christiane Paul (Whitney Museum), Richard Rinehart (Samek Art Gallery), Edward Shanken (DXARTS University of Washington), Jill Sterrett (SFMOMA), Nina Wenhart (independent researcher), Layna White (SFMOMA).

Publisher Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven, August 2013
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
144 pages


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