Critical Writing Index

Electronic Color in Experimental Video Art

by Carolyn Lee Kane

Pleasure Dome, 2008, pp. 192 - 211

Toronto: Pleasure Dome, 2008

From the recent Pleasure Dome publication (Cinematic Folds: The Furling and Unfurling of Images) Carolyn Lee Kane generates an in-depth look into the use of colour in Experimental Video Art with her essay: Electronic Color in Experimental Video Art. By providing the reader with an articulate history of aesthetics, along with a contextualization of examples (namely the work of: Steina and Wood Vasulka), Kane provides an interesting investigation on how experimental video artist's have utilized colour as a means of communicating both the technical nature of excessive abstraction - and order, and the intoxication of the Dionysian rausch (high); that new meanings may be given with the "proper" approach.

ITEM 2008.114 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Studies, 1970-71Steina Vasulka

Studies, 1970-71Woody Vasulka

Discs, 1970Steina Vasulka

Discs, 1970Woody Vasulka

Descends, 1970Steina Vasulka

Descends, 1970Woody Vasulka

Decay 1, 1970Steina Vasulka

Decay 1, 1970Woody Vasulka

Decay 2, 1970Steina Vasulka

Decay 2, 1970Woody Vasulka

Flux, 1977Steina Vasulka

Flux, 1977Woody Vasulka

Binary Lives, 1997Steina Vasulka

Binary Lives, 1997Woody Vasulka

Test Tube, 1979General Idea

Shut the Fuck Up, 1984General Idea

Mistakes, 1988Pipilotti Rist

Ever is Over All, 1997Pipilotti Rist