Critical Writing Index

The re-emergence of the film/video loop

by Ronald Green

Millenium Film Journal, Spring 2012, v. 55, pp. 30-39

The author describes the current prominence of the audio-visual media loop in contemporary art museums and connects this to the advances in electronic digital media. In 2011 the characteristics of the structural film movement (1960's-70's), especially the loop, have become ubiquitous. The loop is explored in its contemporary and historical form, with attention paid to the technology that has evolved to permit the resurgence of the loop.

Keywords: film loop, video loop, structural film, structuralist

ITEM 2012.085 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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