Electric Seeing

Positions in Contemporary Video Art

What is the subject of video?

Charlotte Klink traces the development of electromagnetism in the pursuit of »Electric Seeing« that emerged in the 19th century as well as its curious relation to psychoanalysis and the contemporary discovery of the structure of the human psyche. In doing so, she exposes how this development laid the foundation of what we know today as »video«. This comprehensive theory of video entails a discussion of the technological, historical, and etymological roots, the media-theoretical concepts of medium and index, the philosophical and art-theoretical environment in which video emerged in the 1960s, the psychoanalytic concept of the phantasm, and artworks by artists such as Yael Bartana and Hito Steyerl.

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27 January 2022, ca. 360 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5700-5

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Author(s)
Charlotte Klink
Book title
Electric Seeing Positions in Contemporary Video Art
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 360
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 50 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5700-5
Commodity Group
1744
BIC-Code
JFD AFKV AC
BISAC-Code
SOC052000 PER004030 ART057000 ART015000
THEMA-Code
JBCT AFKV AGA
Release date
27 January 2022
Edition
1
Topics
Medien, Bild, Kunst
Readership
Art Theory, Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Media Studies, Art History
Keywords/Tags
Video, Media, Image, Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, Art, Media Art, Art History, Media Aesthetics, Fine Arts

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