Max Wasserman Forum A Matter of Time: Fedback and Immersion in Video Installation Art

November 14, 2006

MIT List Visual Arts Center
20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15
Cambridge, MA 02139

Max Wasserman Forum November 2006

A Matter of Time: Fedback and Immersion in Video Installation Art

Panelists:

·       Stan Douglas

·       Thomas Y. Levin

·       Diana Thater 

·       Christopher Eamon

Concept: “Feedback” and “immersion” are two poles of expression in video art. Early in the medium, closed-circuit video feeds were used as an electronic mirror, instantaneously reflecting whatever came into the camera’s gaze. More recently, however, this feedback mode has been supplanted by a more cinematic “immersion” style, as seen in the work of Bill Viola, Pipilotti Rist, and Diana Thater. The Panel will consider the disjunctions and the continuities between these two idioms in contemporary video art.

  • Stan Douglas, Still from Klatsassin, 2006. Video installation for 1 screen with numerous permutations. Dimensions variable

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