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uk video art doc

Post by adam » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:25 pm

bbc4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000bpjw

i expect it'll be on youtube sometime for everyone else

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Post by nerdware » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:05 pm

Thanks!
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Post by D_Robot » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:14 pm

That was an interesting watch even though it was just a whirlwind guide of video art over the last 55 years. Actually managing to squeeze in a modular synth based installation, although not actually mentioned.
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Post by BRNDSCHTZN » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:47 pm

...sounds interesting - unfortunately not available outside of the UK...

If someone spots it on Youtube - please post!

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Post by nerdware » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:53 am

There were quite a few artists that were new to me. The last one, however, didn't interest me at all. I don't object to the use of computers in video art (I use them myself), but I have very strong feelings about people conflating AI with AGI.

However, I found the documentary as a whole to be a good overview of the history. To do any better, you'd need something like the extended IDOW DVD. You could only do that on TV with a "theme night" packed with documentaries, probably starting with this one and then moving on to more specific areas and artists later in the evening. The BBC have done this kind of TV programming in the past, but that idea seems to have lost its comissioning strength in more recent years. The last such themed evening I can recall was very meta, focusing on TV itself. No video art, but there was a nice short documentary about the old BBC tradition of the XMAS edit tapes.

Many years ago, Channel 4 had a wonderful TV series on video art called Ghost in the Machine. Each episode was a showcase of works. No explanation, description or any commentary. Just end-to-end video art. I loved it.

[EDIT] Wow, 1986 and 1988. Link added above.
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