Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995

2018, MIT List Visual Arts Center and Hirmer Verlag
Book cover of rBefore Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995 featuring an image of screens showing a close up of a human face and a close up of a body in black undergarments with a black rectangle on top with the exhibition title in white.
2018, MIT List Visual Arts Center and Hirmer Verlag

ISBN 978-3-7774-3067-6 (143 pgs, softcover, color and b&w illustrations)

Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995 shines a spotlight on a historical moment and a body of work in the history of video art that has been largely overlooked since its inception. This catalogue publication produced in conjunction with the exhibition explores the connections between our current moment and the era when video art was transformed dramatically with the entry of large-scale, cinematic installation into the gallery space.  It provides a reevaluation of monitor-based sculpture since the 1970s and serves to complement a tightly focused survey of works that have been rarely seen in the last twenty years. Artists featured in the exhibition and publication include: Dara Birnbaum, Ernst Caramel, Takahiko Iimura, Shigeko Kubota, Mary Lucier, Muntadas, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Friederike Petzold, Adrian Piper, Diana Thater, and Maria Vedder.  This publication featurestexts by Edith Decker-Phillips, exhibition curator Henriette Huldisch and Emily Watlington.