Critical Writing Index

Video Art/Performance: A Border Theory

by Johannes Birringer

Performing Arts Journal, Sept. 1991, v. 13, no. 3, pp. 54-84

The author analyzes video as a post-modern electronic medium which is free of modern traditions, techniques and genres. This pronouncement is used to study video's history, as well as its connections to other artistic media, especially performative art forms and sculpture. This essay also looks at the history of video with a speculation towards its future, and contains information on a vast variety of video art works.

ITEM 1991.110 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Nam June Paik

CentersVito Acconci

Command PerformanceVito Acconci

Split Reality/Zeit und Gegenzeit/Interrupted MovementValie Export

Die Praxis des LebensValie Export

Nightsea CrossingMarina Abramovic

Wipe CycleFrank Gillette & Ira Schneider

Live/Taped Video CorridorBruce Naumann

Total RecallGretchen Bender

Board RoomAntonio Muntadas

HeuschreckenWolf Vostell

Ulrike Rosenbach

Surname: Viet, Given Name: NamTrinh T. Minh-ha

Fin de Siecle IINam June Paik

Room for Saint John of the CrossBill Viola

PM MagazineDara Birnbaum

Damnation of FaustDara Birnbaum

Les Larmes d'AcierMarie Jo Lafontaine

VictoriaMarie Jo Lafontaine

When the World was FlatTerry Berkowitz

Plus UltraFrancesc Torres

OikonomosFrancesc Torres