Critical Writing Index

The Motorization of Video Art: Van McElwee's Liquid Crystal through the Lenses of Virilio and Berardi

by Robert Kohn

Afterimage, May 2010, v. 37, no. 6, pp. 13-16

Science and technology were once held up as vehicles and inspiration for utopianism, however, since the turn of the millenium acceleration in development has made our progress in these areas a source of fear and terror. The writings of authors Virilio and Berardi demonstrate and elaborate on our contemporary fears. Their feelings are exemplified in the video art piece "Liquid Crystal" by Van McElwee

ITEM 2010.124 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Liquid Crystal (2009)Van McElwee

Art and Fear (2003)Virilio