Critical Writing Index

Vulnerabilities and Contingencies in Film and Video Art

by Pip Laurenson

Film and Video Art, 2009, pp. 144-151

A significant number of film and video works made in the 1970s are now entering the market for the first time. Does that mean that their artistic identity should be determined by the historical period in which they were made, or by the moment at which they were redefined for the market? This essay looks at the particular vulnerabilities of time-based media works and examines the issues of their conservation.

ITEM 2009.116 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Art Make-upBruce Nauman

Dan Graham

Hreash HouseRosalind Nashashibi