Critical Writing Index

The Image of Art in Video

by Maureen Turim

Les Lieux de Video, International Video Art Exhibition, 1993, pp. 43-56

Durham: United Media Arts Studies, 1993

This article focuses on many artists who translate, reference, manipulate, and/or re-contextualize well-known artworks into their films. Beginning with a film from the early 1970s, Turim exploits the practice in all its possible forms: from straight montage to installation, she discusses the many ways one can incorporate painting into video. She also addresses theoretical issues of spatial and temporal manipulation once the painting becomes film.

ITEM 1993.061 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Golden Voyage (1973)Steina Vasulka

Golden Voyage (1973)Woody Vasulka

A New Life (1989)Simon Biggs

Simon Biggs

The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1990)Luis F. Camino

Velazquez Digital (1989)Juan Downey

The Looking GlassMary Lucier


Ohio at Giverny (1983)