Critical Writing Index

Video's Body, Analog and Digital

by Laura U. Marks

Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media, 2002, p. 147

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002

This article investigates the different manifestations of video in the face of the digital revolution. The article centres on the questions: How does analog video perceive the world and use its body to communicate? How does this perception and communication change in digital video? and How do our own perceiving bodies respond to each medium? These questions are addressed and a comparison and evaluation of the differences and similarities between analog and digital video is explored.

ITEM 2002.115 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

WorkKika Thorne

ASCII AlphabetDorion Berg

Locked GrooveCaspar Stracke

Afternoon (March 22, 1999)Steve Reinke

Rapt and HappyEmily Vey Duke

Rapt and HappyCooper Battersby

Forever YoungBenny Nemerofsky Ramsay

Je Changerais d'AvisBenny Nemerofsky Ramsay

Nest of TensMiranda July

Boulevard of Broken SyncWinston Xin

DéconstructionRémi Lacoste

PhosphorescenceAnthony Discenza

TriggersBenton Bainbridge