Critical Writing Index

Sky Projectors, Portapaks, and Projection Bombing: The Rise of a Portable Projection Medium

by Abigail Susik

Journal of Film and Video, Summer 2012, v. 64, no. 1-2, pp. 79-92

Starting with Michel Verne's 1889 short story, "In the Year 2889," Abigail Susik explores the history of projections as art. She looks at the interlacing of video and projection art within art history, defining the invention of the Sony Portapak as a key moment. Going through the many technological advancements within the projection medium, she gives a survey of this unconventional practice that goes beyond the gallery walls.

Key words: video projection, public space, portability, institution

ITEM 2012.037 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

In the Year 2889Michel Verne

Beware of the GodDeborah Kelly

Truth to PowerGlass Bead Collective

Night LightsYesYesNo

Light AttackDaniel Sauter

Krzysztof Wodiczko

Jenny Holzer