Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Architecture 2. Painting 3. Sculpture 4. Performance 5. Film History 6. Film as Film 7. Structural Film: Detractions and Revisions 8. The Dialectics of Spectatorship 9. Expanded Cinema 10. Sound 11. Video Installation 12. Closing Thoughts Bibliography Index
Critic, curator, historian of the moving image and artist, Catherine Elwes's account of media installation is by turns authoritative, illuminating, intelligent and moving. Her eye and ear for the nuances of works and ideas, and most of all her emotional intelligence, brings her to the forefront of commentators on the most important art form of the 21st century. -- Sean Cubitt, Goldsmiths, University of London
Catherine Elwes is Professor of Moving Image Art at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, and founding editor of Moving Image Review and Art Journal (MIRAJ). Elwes is the author of Video Art: A Guided Tour (2005) and Video Loupe (2000) and the founding editor of the Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ).
[A] wild ride of a book... Elwes has made an admirable assault on the field and I am sure this book will influence generations of students. Art Monthly Fascinating. Cinema Technology