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 throughout the Sixties and Seventies. It examines how artists wondered the ways that “the humans” have been ideologically figured by means of the economic mass media. in this time, artists and firms together with Nam June Paik, Juan Downey, and the Women’s Video information provider challenged the present limits of the one-to-many version of televisual broadcasting whereas concurrently developing extra democratic, bottom-up types during which the folk mediated themselves. working on the intersection among paintings historical past and media stories, opposed to Immediacy connects early video artwork and the increase of the media reveal in gallery-based artwork to discussions approximately participation and the activation of the spectator in artwork and digital media, relocating from video paintings as an early type of democratic media perform to its canonization as a sort of excessive art.

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