Critical Writing Index

Installation and the Moving Image, Catherine Elwes

by Kim Knowles

Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ), 2016, v. 5, no. 1&2, pp. 276-282

This review article, by Kim Knowles, begins by describing the author's unpleasant experience in Bill Viola's exhibition The Quintet of the Astonished in Paris, which leads to the discussion of the relationship between the moving image and the gallery space. The book Installation and the Moving Image, by Catherine Elwes, mainly focuses on issues of spectatorship, the shift from analogue to digital, the aesthetics of immersion and distraction, and expanded cinema within the history of the avant-garde. In the conclusion of this review, the author states that he disagrees with Elwes' opinion on how artists use archival material uncritically for mimetic and aesthetic properties. On the other hand, he proposes that we as artists should embrace all factors of aesthetics.

ITEM 2016.037 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Quintet of the AstonishedBill Viola

Entr'acteReme Clair

Three TransitionsPeter Campus

Clipher ScreenGreg Pope

Installation and the Moving ImageCatherine Elwes